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Myriad Opus

Population20.499 billion


The Damned Puppetmaster of Myriad Opus is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 20.499 billion Myriad Opusians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Public Transport. The average income tax rate is 76.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but stagnant Myriad Opusian economy, worth 333 trillion vanians a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Cheese Exports industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Pizza Delivery, and Information Technology. Average income is 16,279 vanians, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is avowedly atheist. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Myriad Opus's national animal is the rat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Myriad Opus is ranked 147,901st in the world and 1st in Limp Bananas for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 60.83 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most Authoritarian: 2,727thMost Conservative: 7,472ndLargest Populations: 9,411thTop
Most Income Equality: 14,630thMost Ignorant Citizens: 15,640thHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,174thMost Extreme: 20,847thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 26,623rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 27,049th

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