by Max Barry

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Most Advanced Public Transport: 42ndMost Developed: 51stLongest Average Lifespans: 59th
The Grand Holy Imperial Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Even the end of the world will be dull and a let down.
Imperial Über Kaisführer Michael I
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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General Mike

Population37.173 billion

LeaderImperial Über Kaisführer Michael I
Faithsome sort of cult

Currencyhyperinflated dollar

The Grand Holy Imperial Empire of General Mike is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Imperial Über Kaisführer Michael I with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, compulsory military service, and prohibition of alcohol. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 37.173 billion Michaeans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mikegrad. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Michaean economy, worth an astonishing 12,315 trillion hyperinflated dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an amazing 331,290 hyperinflated dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Children are often punished for the sins of the fathers, the freedom to be free is always just out of reach, science centers and state of the art laboratories are ubiquitous, and Imperial Über Kaisführer Michael I signs the laws but abides by none of them. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. General Mike's national animal is the Vietcong, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is some sort of cult.

General Mike is ranked 276,531st in the world and 7,023rd in Lazarus for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -68.51 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most Advanced Public Transport: 42ndMost Developed: 51stLongest Average Lifespans: 59thHealthiest Citizens: 69thLargest Black Market: 74thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 83rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 93rdMost Corrupt Governments: 100thMost Cultured: 177thLargest Welfare Programs: 206thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 215thLowest Crime Rates: 261stMost Advanced Public Education: 284thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 361stMost Beautiful Environments: 384thHighest Food Quality: 385thHighest Economic Output: 406thSmartest Citizens: 427thMost Subsidized Industry: 492ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 523rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,005thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,052ndLargest Governments: 1,258thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,313thLargest Populations: 1,359thMost Patriotic: 1,454thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,566thHighest Average Incomes: 1,756thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,028thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,130thMost Influential: 3,898thMost Secular: 4,801stMost Efficient Economies: 5,533rdMost Stationary: 5,634thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,806thMost Inclusive: 8,010thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,358thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,659th
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 9th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 11th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 11th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 20th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 21st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 35th in the regionMost Patriotic: 38th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 42nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 44th in the regionLargest Populations: 45th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 52nd in the regionLargest Governments: 53rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 60th in the regionMost Influential: 66th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 72nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 93rd in the regionMost Stationary: 115th in the regionMost Secular: 232nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 235th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 259th in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 394th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 401st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 505th in the region

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