by Max Barry

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Most Patriotic: 1,987thMost Secular: 2,063rdMost Armed: 3,433rd
The Machine Dictatorship of
Psychotic Dictatorship
For the fleshlings,death comes all the same
The Great Coordinator
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population9.124 billion

CapitalPrimus Nexus
LeaderThe Great Coordinator
FaithTech Worship

AnimalIron Feathered Eagle

The Machine Dictatorship of Kharaa is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by The Great Coordinator with an iron fist, and notable for its ban on automobiles, avowedly heterosexual populace, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 9.124 billion Kharens 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Primus Nexus. The average income tax rate is 92.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Kharen economy, worth a remarkable 1,525 trillion Credits 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 a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. 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 impressive 167,245 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Only AIs know why the nation is rapidly increasing its semiconductor stockpile, citizens who don't recite the Pledge of Kharaa at least three times a day are placed on a terrorist watch-list, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway, and the government has become increasingly militant. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kharaa's national animal is the Iron Feathered Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Tech Worship.

Kharaa is ranked 2,063rd in the world and 48th in 10000 Islands for Most Secular, with 99.09 Atheism Rate.

Most Patriotic: 1,987thMost Secular: 2,063rdTop
Most Armed: 3,433rdMost Influential: 3,445thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,616thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,931stLowest Crime Rates: 4,591stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,992ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,001stHighest Poor Incomes: 5,022ndMost Authoritarian: 5,255thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,462ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,513thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,873rdHealthiest Citizens: 6,179thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,775thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,025thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,724thLargest Governments: 7,890thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,125thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,155thSmartest Citizens: 9,259thMost Conservative: 9,368thLargest Black Market: 10,745thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,215thMost Efficient Economies: 12,451stHighest Average Incomes: 12,858thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,313thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,606thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,892ndHighest Economic Output: 14,571stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,924thTop
Best Weather: 15,424thMost Income Equality: 16,507thMost Developed: 20,631stMost Extreme: 28,368th
Most Authoritarian: 12th in the regionMost Extreme: 18th in the regionMost Patriotic: 24th in the regionMost Conservative: 25th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 39th in the regionMost Armed: 39th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 46th in the regionMost Secular: 48th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 49th in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 56th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 57th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 68th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 72nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 87th in the regionLargest Black Market: 88th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 98th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 105th in the region

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