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Largest Black Market: 1,590thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,594thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,845th
The Omni-Reality of
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Influence
Dominator
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Mountains and Volcanoes

Population13.083 billion

CapitalUltimate Outer Chaos
LeaderIssac Dibjira Malenfant
FaithCosmicism

CurrencyEldritch Stars
AnimalFirst Corrupt

The Omni-Reality of Mountains and Volcanoes is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Issac Dibjira Malenfant with an iron fist, and remarkable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, enslaved workforce, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 13.083 billion Volcanoesians 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 enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Administration, and Industry are also considered important, while Welfare receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ultimate Outer Chaos. The average income tax rate is 90.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Mountains and Volcanoesian economy, worth a remarkable 2,596 trillion Eldritch Stars 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Beef-Based Agriculture. 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 198,472 Eldritch Stars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.7 times as much as the poorest.

Ship captains always order a return to port at the slightest sign of rain, hymns sung by popular choirs top the billboard charts, garishly-decorated government buildings are being hailed as the height of 'religious nouveau', and five-year-olds who refuse to line up on command get gold stars. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mountains and Volcanoes's national animal is the First Corrupt, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Cosmicism.

Mountains and Volcanoes is ranked 19,814th in the world and 1st in Industrial hell for Most Developed, scoring 84.29 on the Human Development Index.

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Largest Black Market: 1,590thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,594thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,845thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,990thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,894thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,321stMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,565thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,621stLargest Mining Sector: 4,262ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,412thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,010thHighest Economic Output: 7,134thHighest Average Incomes: 7,839thLowest Crime Rates: 7,984thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,826thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,952ndLargest Governments: 9,470thMost Patriotic: 9,555thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,063rdHighest Poor Incomes: 13,415thMost Authoritarian: 14,226thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 14,338thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16,059thMost Devout: 16,059thMost Efficient Economies: 16,403rdMost Developed: 19,814thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,508thMost Conservative: 20,674thMost Scientifically Advanced: 21,949thLongest Average Lifespans: 25,174thLargest Populations: 25,259thLargest Information Technology Sector: 25,351stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 27,961st

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Mountains and Volcanoes was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Mountains and Volcanoes, five-year-olds who refuse to line up on command get gold stars.
  • : Following new legislation in Mountains and Volcanoes, garishly-decorated government buildings are being hailed as the height of 'religious nouveau'.
  • : Following new legislation in Mountains and Volcanoes, hymns sung by popular choirs top the billboard charts.
  • : Mountains and Volcanoes lodged a message on the Industrial hell Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Mountains and Volcanoes, ship captains always order a return to port at the slightest sign of rain.
  • : Following new legislation in Mountains and Volcanoes, the National Archive now covers square miles of warehouses in order to accommodate its new stone tablets system.
  • : Following new legislation in Mountains and Volcanoes, no one knows how to tie a reef knot.
  • : Following new legislation in Mountains and Volcanoes, people believe that if you teach a man to fish he won't buy fish from you any more.
  • : Following new legislation in Mountains and Volcanoes, it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma.

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