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Most Armed: 133rd Highest Crime Rates: 135th Largest Populations: 171st
The Free Market Network of
the light at the end of the tunnel is hell
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Political Freedom
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The Free Market Network of Maniaca is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Oliver J McKraut with a fair hand, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, frequent executions, and zero percent divorce rate. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 30.764 billion Maniacans live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Defense. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Maniacan economy, worth a remarkable 6,436 trillion pounds effin sterlings a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Uranium Mining, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 209,237 pounds effin sterlings, with the richest citizens earning 6.8 times as much as the poorest.

It turns out that money can buy you happiness, personal injury lawyers are demanding compensation from the government after recent reductions in manufacturer liability, the army spends more time producing 'romantic videos' than actually training soldiers, and every new toxic waste dump comes with a seal of approval from the government's science advisor. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Maniaca's national animal is the armored velociraptor, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Maniaca is ranked 178,994th in the world and 4th in Alcatraz for Longest Average Lifespans, with 24.64 Years.

Most Armed: 133rdHighest Crime Rates: 135thLargest Populations: 171stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 274thRudest Citizens: 534thHighest Economic Output: 590thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 606thMost Avoided: 614thFattest Citizens: 822ndLargest Mining Sector: 832ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 961stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 980thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,117thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,354thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,462ndTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,835thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,885thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,016thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,095thMost Politically Free: 3,266thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,493rdHighest Average Incomes: 3,905thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 4,006thLargest Retail Industry: 4,242ndMost Extreme: 5,087thMost Influential: 6,906thLargest Black Market: 6,925thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,122ndNudest: 7,571stHighest Drug Use: 8,147thMost Pro-Market: 8,199thMost Stationary: 8,293rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,750thTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9,249thSmartest Citizens: 11,177thMost Efficient Economies: 11,362ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,708thLeast Corrupt Governments: 11,749thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,889th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Maniaca was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Following new legislation in Maniaca, every new toxic waste dump comes with a seal of approval from the government's science advisor.
  • : Following new legislation in Maniaca, the army spends more time producing 'romantic videos' than actually training soldiers.
  • : Maniaca changed its national currency to "pounds effin sterling".
  • : Maniaca lodged a message on the Nasicournia Regional Message Board.
  • : Maniaca proposed constructing embassies between Alcatraz and Nasicournia.
  • : Maniaca's influence in Alcatraz fell from "Dominator" to "Superpower".
  • : Maniaca's influence in Alcatraz rose from "Superpower" to "Dominator".
  • : Maniaca was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector, the Top 5% for Largest Information Technology Sector, and the Top 10% for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Maniaca was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Black Market.


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