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Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,042ndRudest Citizens: 1,174thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,259th
The Armed Technocracy of
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President Corant
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Rockemsockem

Population3.748 billion

CapitalVel'os citadel
LeaderPresident Corant
Faithof The Glorious Manperor of Mankind

Currencycruiser
AnimalNorthern Bisloth

The Armed Technocracy of Rockemsockem is a massive, safe nation, ruled by President Corant with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, pith helmet sales, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 3.748 billion Rockaskeites 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 relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vel'os citadel. The average income tax rate is 65.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Sockeite economy, worth 783 trillion cruisers a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an amazing 209,027 cruisers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Government officials sit helplessly as they are labelled 'Pompous Womples' by celebrities, computer users are buried daily in thousands of unsolicited emails, the military perceives nations hit by natural disasters as "easy pickings", and adverts proclaim it has to be healthy if the Mornay uses hand-grated Gallopavian Gruyère. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Rockemsockem's national animal is the Northern Bisloth, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is of The Glorious Manperor of Mankind.

Rockemsockem is ranked 58,806th in the world and 1,557th in the Pacific for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 974.63 tourists per hour.

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Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,042ndRudest Citizens: 1,174thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,259thMost Armed: 2,040thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 3,368thMost Developed: 3,839thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,983rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,450thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,592ndMost Efficient Economies: 4,656thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,118thHighest Average Incomes: 6,175thMost Patriotic: 6,281stHighest Poor Incomes: 7,861stMost Secular: 8,225thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,956thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,493rdLargest Governments: 10,984thMost Influential: 11,189thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 12,679thHighest Disposable Incomes: 13,045thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,167thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,751stLongest Average Lifespans: 20,875thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 22,586thHighest Food Quality: 24,161st
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Most Influential: 25th in the regionRudest Citizens: 27th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 35th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 39th in the regionMost Armed: 39th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 39th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 89th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 102nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 103rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 105th in the regionMost Developed: 111th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 115th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 119th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 142nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 178th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 207th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 233rd in the regionMost Secular: 237th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 259th in the regionLargest Governments: 285th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 316th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 337th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 339th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 359th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 499th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 537th in the regionLargest Populations: 581st in the regionLargest Black Market: 591st in the regionMost Stationary: 595th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 599th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 619th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 623rd in the region

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