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Largest Insurance Industry: 908thMost Influential: 1,049thLargest Retail Industry: 1,286th
The Terrifying dictatorship of
Father Knows Best State
ALL HAIL KRAKEN
GLaDOS
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Helix Labs

Population8.743 billion

CapitalHelix Labs City
LeaderGLaDOS

CurrencyCredit
AnimalDire Wolf

The Terrifying dictatorship of Helix Labs is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by GLaDOS with an iron fist, and notable for its unlimited-speed roads, aversion to nipples, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 8.743 billion Helixians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Helix Labs City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 45.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Helixian economy, worth a remarkable 1,975 trillion Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 225,926 Credits, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 889,085 per year while the poor average 38,965, a ratio of 22.8 to 1.

Bar brawls are an hourly occurrence, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field, things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication, and government solves problems by tossing money at the nearest geek. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Helix Labs's national animal is the Dire Wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Helix Labs is ranked 68,116th in the world and 3,045th in Osiris for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 45.56 Effective Tax Rate.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 908thMost Influential: 1,049thLargest Retail Industry: 1,286thFattest Citizens: 1,669thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,714thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,716thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,717thLargest Black Market: 3,109thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,629thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,743rdMost Efficient Economies: 4,178thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,283rdHighest Average Incomes: 4,532ndMost Avoided: 4,653rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,811thLargest Mining Sector: 4,825thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,926thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,627thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,809thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,070thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,083rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,642ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,071stHighest Economic Output: 7,604thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,195thMost Secular: 9,897thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 10,754thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11,974thLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,045thLargest Governments: 12,759thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,872ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,250thSmartest Citizens: 19,141stRudest Citizens: 20,014th
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Most Influential: 5th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 47th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 53rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 71st in the regionTop
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 117th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 119th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 160th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 166th in the regionLargest Black Market: 175th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 195th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 196th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 196th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 240th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 255th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 257th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 258th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 273rd in the regionMost Avoided: 275th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 278th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 283rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 302nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 308th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 321st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 325th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 408th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 456th in the regionMost Secular: 457th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 463rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 553rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 554th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 563rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 603rd in the regionLargest Governments: 706th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 744th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 746th in the region

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