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Largest Black Market: 148thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 209thLargest Mining Sector: 416th
The Anime 95X Express Bus of
Psychotic Dictatorship
But don't quote me on that.
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Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
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Political Freedom
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Scottfire

Population27.674 billion

CapitalAmanda Scott's Palace
LeaderAmanda Scott IV
FaithScottism

Currencypotato chip
Animalfeathered porcupine

The Anime 95X Express Bus of Scottfire is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Amanda Scott IV with an iron fist, and notable for its public floggings, zero percent divorce rate, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 27.674 billion subjects are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, although Healthcare and Industry are also considered important, while Welfare and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Amanda Scott's Palace. The average income tax rate is 95.1%.

The very strong Scottfirean economy, worth a remarkable 7,279 trillion potato chips a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Furniture Restoration, and Beef-Based Agriculture. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 263,061 potato chips, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A new "thought police" branch is being developed, birds and children's kites are regularly brought down by anti-aircraft fire, space has been brought down to earth with constellations of cancer cases across Scottfire, and citizens who don't attend the nation's massive military parades tend to disappear overnight. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Scottfire's national animal is the feathered porcupine, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Scottism.

Scottfire is ranked 3,609th in the world and 12th in The Black Hawks for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 7,193.76 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Largest Black Market: 148thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 209thLargest Mining Sector: 416thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 517thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 590thMost Ignorant Citizens: 815thLargest Agricultural Sector: 854thHighest Economic Output: 1,010thLowest Crime Rates: 1,088thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,097thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,489thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,529thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,643rdHighest Poor Incomes: 1,756thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,036thTop
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Most Avoided: 2,661stMost Primitive: 2,840thMost Conservative: 2,875thHighest Average Incomes: 3,051stLargest Populations: 3,207thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,609thMost Authoritarian: 3,657thLargest Governments: 5,218thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,251stLongest Average Lifespans: 5,294thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,435thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,935thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,864thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,148thMost Secular: 15,162ndMost Extreme: 17,308thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,518th
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Largest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Populations: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionMost Extreme: 11th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 12th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 12th in the regionMost Primitive: 12th in the regionMost Conservative: 12th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 12th in the regionMost Avoided: 13th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 17th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 19th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 22nd in the region

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