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Most Patriotic: 294thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 353rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 369th
The State of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Class, Nation
Influence
Instigator
Regional Historian
Region
Civil Rights
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Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Neo-Western East Korea

Population6.265 billion

CapitalThe Bunker-City of Omiskan
LeaderBeom Dae
FaithState Atheism

CurrencyCyber Bats
AnimalNuclear Combusting Crocodile

The State of Neo-Western East Korea is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Beom Dae with an iron fist, and renowned for its digital currency, irreverence towards religion, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 6.265 billion Neo-Western East Koreans 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 is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Administration, and Education are also considered important, while International Aid is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Bunker-City of Omiskan. The average income tax rate is 96.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Neo-Western East Korean economy, worth a remarkable 2,791 trillion Cyber Bats 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, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. 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 amazing 445,491 Cyber Bats, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Suppression of pro-democracy protests is a daily occurrence, Beom Dae's luxurious new home has been designated as a protected cultural heritage site, the government is more interested in identifying problems than fixing them, and a small country is wondering where their capitol building's gold dome went. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Neo-Western East Korea's national animal is the Nuclear Combusting Crocodile, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is State Atheism.

Neo-Western East Korea is ranked 14,405th in the world and 4th in Esvanovia for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 5,751.81 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

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Most Patriotic: 294thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 353rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 369thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 443rdLargest Mining Sector: 585thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 610thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 666thHighest Average Incomes: 729thMost Corrupt Governments: 744thHighest Poor Incomes: 868thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,178thMost Armed: 1,199thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,273rdLargest Black Market: 1,370thMost Secular: 1,581stMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,639thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,350thLowest Crime Rates: 2,582ndLargest Governments: 2,765thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,774thTop
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Fattest Citizens: 3,382ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,388thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,119thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,787thMost Avoided: 5,272ndMost Developed: 5,371stMost Advanced Public Education: 5,483rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,658thMost Efficient Economies: 5,806thSmartest Citizens: 6,504thRudest Citizens: 6,704thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,702ndHighest Economic Output: 8,102ndMost Subsidized Industry: 8,121stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,905thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,549thTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 14,405thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,981stLargest Retail Industry: 20,122nd
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Patriotic: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the region

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