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Largest Black Market: 243rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 245thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 397th
The High Priesthood of
Iron Fist Consumerists
blessed is the outcome, whatever it may be
The High Priest
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Raxion

Population20.658 billion

CapitalMelody
LeaderThe High Priest
FaithEntropy

CurrencyBlessing
AnimalFalcon

The High Priesthood of Raxion is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The High Priest with an iron fist, and remarkable for its closed borders, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 20.658 billion Raxonions 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, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order and Healthcare are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Melody. The average income tax rate is 90.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Raxonion economy, worth a remarkable 6,595 trillion Blessings a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 319,294 Blessings, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

The nation's weary schoolchildren excel at sport but must count scores on their fingers, videogames like 'Equalia: Knights of Self-Confidence' are proving inexplicably unpopular, modelling agencies send their clients to work in nursing homes, and government officials say that if you close your eyes and wish really hard the budget deficit will go away. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Raxion's national animal is the Falcon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Entropy.

Raxion is ranked 233,694th in the world and 4th in The Imperial Legion for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -22.89 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Largest Black Market: 243rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 245thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 397thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 431stLargest Mining Sector: 542ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 845thHighest Economic Output: 1,223rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,366thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,575thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,736thHighest Average Incomes: 1,741stMost Avoided: 1,766thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,876thMost Patriotic: 1,890thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 3,105thFattest Citizens: 3,110thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,344thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,828thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,623rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,646thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,785thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,882ndLargest Governments: 5,140thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,268thLargest Retail Industry: 6,132ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,597thLargest Populations: 7,241stHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,737thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,423rdTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 14,594thMost Efficient Economies: 15,112thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,908thMost Devout: 20,465thMost Conservative: 23,171st

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