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Most Valuable International Artwork: 40thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,684thMost Devout: 3,760th
The Nine in the Afternoon of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Work Hard, Go Far, We Are Unstoppable
Influence
Squire
Overseer of Blade Corps
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Miss Bad Life Choices

Population5.361 billion

CapitalAzaelai
LeaderDakota Vytherov
FaithLynxism

Currencygold coin
Animalblack hawk

The Nine in the Afternoon of Miss Bad Life Choices is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Dakota Vytherov with an iron fist, and remarkable for its enslaved workforce, zero percent divorce rate, and compulsory military service. The hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.361 billion Rachaels 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Industry also on the agenda, while International Aid is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Azaelai. The average income tax rate is 69.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Rachaelian economy, worth 785 trillion gold coins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 146,575 gold coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.

Forty-year-old men are asked for their ID before watching the latest pony cartoon movies, diabetics find the contents of their medications hard to stomach, midnight raids drag couples from their homes in the name of decency, and the nation's atlases tend to go out of date every few weeks. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Miss Bad Life Choices's national animal is the black hawk, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Lynxism.

Miss Bad Life Choices is ranked 103,651st in the world and 237th in The Black Hawks for Most Pro-Market, scoring 47.22 on the Rand Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 40thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,684thMost Devout: 3,760thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,370thMost Armed: 5,561stLargest Mining Sector: 6,753rdLargest Black Market: 7,114thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,094thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,675thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,979thMost Efficient Economies: 11,121stMost Subsidized Industry: 12,705thLowest Crime Rates: 13,320thMost Developed: 13,486thHighest Average Incomes: 14,297thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,017thLargest Governments: 18,968thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,282nd
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 16th in the regionMost Devout: 17th in the regionMost Developed: 23rd in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 26th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 31st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 31st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 34th in the regionLargest Black Market: 36th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 41st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 42nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 45th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 46th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 48th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 48th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 49th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 50th in the region

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