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Largest Populations: 88thMost Influential: 1,289thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,818th
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Rorschach

Population37.016 billion

Currencypound of flesh
Animalbuzzard

The Watchmen of Rorschach is a gargantuan, cultured nation, remarkable for its zero percent divorce rate, frequent executions, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 37.016 billion Rorschachians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 88.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Rorschachian economy, worth a remarkable 2,359 trillion pounds of flesh a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is 63,737 pounds of flesh, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town, murder victims' families receive windfall payouts when the murderers are executed, toddlers are wielding machine guns in the name of national defense, and birth rates have hit an all-time low. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rorschach's national animal is the buzzard, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Rorschach is ranked 28,461st in the world and 58th in Texas for Most Developed, scoring 73.47 on the Human Development Index.

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Largest Populations: 88thMost Influential: 1,289thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 1,818thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,942ndMost Beautiful Environments: 2,056thBest Weather: 2,128thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,387thHighest Economic Output: 5,449thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,255thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,398thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,877thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,093rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,602ndMost Cultured: 8,812thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,624thSmartest Citizens: 10,407thSafest: 10,909thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 13,278thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,424thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,445thMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,374thNicest Citizens: 15,419thLowest Crime Rates: 16,295th
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Largest Populations: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9th in the regionBest Weather: 9th in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 10th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 11th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 14th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 16th in the regionSafest: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19th in the region

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