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Most Ignorant Citizens: 271stMost Primitive: 321stMost Devout: 775th
The Red Plain of
Corporate Police State
Una Sub Luna
Enheduanna
Influence
Hatchling
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Sammuramat

Population6.891 billion

CapitalAshurnasirpal
LeaderEnheduanna
FaithVioletism

Currencyhyena
Animalhyena

The Red Plain of Sammuramat is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Enheduanna with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, pith helmet sales, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.891 billion Sammuramatis are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Spirituality and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ashurnasirpal. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 18.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Sammuramatian economy, worth a remarkable 1,299 trillion hyenas a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 188,520 hyenas, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,456,349 per year while the poor average 6,440, a ratio of 226 to 1.

Urban high-volume mailers now receive their mail via chauffeur-driven limousines, prominent cultural symbols are featured on the backs of cereal boxes, torture is commonly used to extract information from suspected criminals, and hidden bedroom-cams are installed to catch mothers doing their kids' homework. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Sammuramat's national animal is the hyena, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Violetism.

Sammuramat is ranked 170,396th in the world and 7,224th in the South Pacific for Most Secular, with 0.91 Atheism Rate.

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 271stMost Primitive: 321stMost Devout: 775thLargest Mining Sector: 922ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 963rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,032ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,070thMost Avoided: 1,156thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,222ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,484thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,600thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,660thTop
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Most Armed: 2,152ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,991stHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,010thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,010thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,122ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,446thLargest Black Market: 3,473rdFattest Citizens: 5,105thMost Conservative: 5,286thLargest Retail Industry: 5,766thHighest Average Incomes: 7,240thTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,824thHighest Economic Output: 11,360thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,748thMost Extreme: 15,035th
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Primitive: 8th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 15th in the regionMost Avoided: 18th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 20th in the regionMost Devout: 23rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 27th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 28th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 28th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 32nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 40th in the regionMost Armed: 49th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 54th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 64th in the regionLargest Black Market: 66th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 74th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 75th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 78th in the regionFattest Citizens: 113th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 150th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 176th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 194th in the regionMost Conservative: 278th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 359th in the regionLargest Populations: 361st in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 383rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 525th in the regionMost Extreme: 553rd in the regionLargest Governments: 636th in the regionRudest Citizens: 704th in the region

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