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Most Valuable International Artwork: 7,395thRudest Citizens: 7,567thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,703rd
The Irradiated Lands of
New York Times Democracy
War... War Never Changes
The Sole Survivor
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Nuclear Wastelands

Population5.998 billion

CapitalVault 111
LeaderThe Sole Survivor

CurrencyBottle cap

The Irradiated Lands of Nuclear Wastelands is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by The Sole Survivor with a fair hand, and notable for its triple-decker prams, complete lack of prisons, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 5.998 billion Wastelanders enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vault 111. The average income tax rate is 74.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Wastelandian economy, worth 520 trillion Bottle caps a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Retail. Average income is 86,761 Bottle caps, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Elections are won by the candidate who makes the best 'yo mama' jokes, throwing garbage out of your house's front window makes it legally someone else's problem, customer satisfaction with online delivery services is at an all time high, and enemy navies sail within bombardment range of major coastal cities with impunity. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Nuclear Wastelands's national animal is the Deathclaw, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Radiation.

Nuclear Wastelands is ranked 164,968th in the world and 2nd in The Nuclear Wastes for Most Authoritarian, with 423.62 milliStalins.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 7,395thRudest Citizens: 7,567thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,703rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,943rdTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 11,774thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,326thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,991stMost Cultured: 16,861stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,167thBest Weather: 18,786thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,397thHighest Average Tax Rates: 21,697thMost Developed: 21,980th

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