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Most Subsidized Industry: 12thMost Ignorant Citizens: 30thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 32nd
The Federal Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Do you really need a comment on how I make my decisions
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Powerbroker
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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I Always Choose The Last Option

Population7.84 billion

CapitalCapital City
LeaderLeader

CurrencyCurrency
AnimalNational Animal

The Federal Republic of I Always Choose The Last Option is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 7.84 billion I Always Choose The Last Optionians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Administration, although Industry, Healthcare, and Environment are also considered important, while Welfare and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capital City. The average income tax rate is 98.8%.

The frighteningly efficient I Always Choose The Last Optionian economy, worth a remarkable 2,395 trillion Currencies a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Retail, Uranium Mining, Furniture Restoration, and Gambling. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 305,579 Currencies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Leader often plays real life games of Tower Defense against hordes of angry villagers, the most popular household pet in I Always Choose The Last Option is the domestic minor, colonial subjects have I Always Choose The Last Optionian culture shoved down their throats, and every citizen is allowed exactly fifteen minutes of fame. Crime is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. I Always Choose The Last Option's national animal is the National Animal, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

I Always Choose The Last Option is ranked 256,124th in the world and 8th in TERRY for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 26.39 Workforce Participation Rate.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 12thMost Ignorant Citizens: 30thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 32ndMost Corrupt Governments: 84thLargest Retail Industry: 107thMost Primitive: 112thMost Avoided: 116thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 163rdFattest Citizens: 190thHighest Crime Rates: 194thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 240thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 290thMost Armed: 293rdMost Efficient Economies: 493rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 526thMost Advanced Public Transport: 711thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 896thLargest Black Market: 936thLargest Mining Sector: 1,734thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,753rdRudest Citizens: 1,940thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,101stHighest Average Incomes: 2,103rdTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 2,862ndLargest Governments: 2,972ndNudest: 4,312thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,579thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,413thHighest Economic Output: 7,133rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,179thTop
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Most Stationary: 15,574thMost Secular: 16,754thMost Influential: 16,955th

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