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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,096th Fattest Citizens: 2,966th Largest Black Market: 5,126th
The Dancing in the Depths of
Corporate Police State
For every Goliath... there is a stone-filled trebuchet
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Maniacal

Population16.543 billion

CapitalSecret Lair of the Gallows
LeaderHorus Lupercal

Currencyspark
Animalvulture

The Dancing in the Depths of Maniacal is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Horus Lupercal with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ritual sacrifices, zero percent divorce rate, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 16.543 billion Maniacalians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The large, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Secret Lair of the Gallows. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 73.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Maniacalian economy, worth a remarkable 1,845 trillion sparks a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Retail, and Gambling. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 111,554 sparks, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 390,221 per year while the poor average 23,171, a ratio of 16.8 to 1.

Horus Lupercal has been declared supreme ruler for all eternity, scenic beaches are now protected by massive concrete walls, vulture racing stadiums are open 24/7, and EpiPen sales have skyrocketed. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Maniacal's national animal is the vulture, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Maniacal is ranked 145,695th in the world and 13th in Glass Gallows for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 24.46 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,096thFattest Citizens: 2,966thLargest Black Market: 5,126thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,304thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,406thHighest Economic Output: 6,844thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,554thLargest Populations: 8,075thMost Influential: 8,338thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,112thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,363rdMost Corrupt Governments: 10,884thMost Stationary: 11,031stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,473rdMost Pro-Market: 11,594thMost Devout: 12,940thLowest Crime Rates: 13,243rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 14,524thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,094thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,886th
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Most Pro-Market: 1st in the region

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