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Most Secular: 982nd Largest Insurance Industry: 1,899th Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,218th
The Technarchy of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Machines surpass all
PAMA
Influence
Envoy
Moff
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Mechanian

Population4.197 billion

CapitalNeo Crown Mesa
LeaderPAMA

CurrencyRedstone Chips
AnimalCyber-Eagle

The Technarchy of Mechanian is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by PAMA with an iron fist, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, unlimited-speed roads, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 4.197 billion Mechanians 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 relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Industry, Education, and Administration are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Neo Crown Mesa. The average income tax rate is 9.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Mechanian economy, worth 693 trillion Redstone Chips a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 165,158 Redstone Chips, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.0 times as much as the poorest.

Criminals are thrown to the Cyber-Eagles to repay their debt to society, money is being desperately pumped into the ruined economy, earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss, and destitute AIs lurk around online bulletin boards begging for spare Redstone Chips. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Mechanian's national animal is the Cyber-Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Mechanian is ranked 148,242nd in the world and 28th in Galactic Wars for Most Pacifist, with 5.1 Cheeks Turned Per Day.

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Most Secular: 982ndTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 1,899thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,218thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,483rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,887thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,990thMost Avoided: 3,074thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,122ndMost Corrupt Governments: 3,386thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,630thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,148thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,613thLargest Black Market: 6,687thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 9,695thSmartest Citizens: 12,466thLargest Mining Sector: 13,441stMost Efficient Economies: 14,118thHighest Drug Use: 14,642nd
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the region

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