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Most Valuable International Artwork: 533rdMost Secular: 808thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,446th
The 𝙽𝚎𝚝𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚔 of
Psychotic Dictatorship
𝚊𝚜𝚜𝚒𝚖𝚒𝚕𝚊𝚝𝚎 *;
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The Cosmic Mainframe

Population5.232 billion

Leader𝚁𝚘𝚘𝚝 𝙿𝚛𝚘𝚌𝚎𝚜𝚜𝚘𝚛
Faith𝚄𝚗𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚊𝚕 𝙴𝚚𝚞𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗

Currency𝙿𝚛𝚘𝚌𝚎𝚜𝚜𝚘𝚛 𝙲𝚢𝚌𝚕𝚎

The 𝙽𝚎𝚝𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚔 of The Cosmic Mainframe is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by 𝚁𝚘𝚘𝚝 𝙿𝚛𝚘𝚌𝚎𝚜𝚜𝚘𝚛 with an iron fist, and notable for its soft-spoken computers, complete lack of prisons, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 5.232 billion 𝙿𝚛𝚘𝚌𝚎𝚜𝚜𝚘𝚛𝚜 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, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of 𝙽𝚘𝚋𝚎𝚝𝚞. The average income tax rate is 96.0%.

The frighteningly efficient 𝙲𝚘𝚖𝚙𝚞𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚣𝚎𝚍 economy, worth a remarkable 1,268 trillion 𝙿𝚛𝚘𝚌𝚎𝚜𝚜𝚘𝚛 𝙲𝚢𝚌𝚕𝚎s 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, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. 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 242,439 𝙿𝚛𝚘𝚌𝚎𝚜𝚜𝚘𝚛 𝙲𝚢𝚌𝚕𝚎s, with the richest citizens earning 8.6 times as much as the poorest.

Foreign nationals are widely distrusted, police drones follow every suspected Peeping Tom, space has been brought down to earth with constellations of cancer cases across The Cosmic Mainframe, and the government is slowly introducing social welfare programs. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Cosmic Mainframe's national animal is the 𝙰𝙸, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is 𝚄𝚗𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚊𝚕 𝙴𝚚𝚞𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗.

The Cosmic Mainframe is ranked 165,772nd in the world and 5,618th in the Pacific for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 49.25 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 533rdMost Secular: 808thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,446thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,586thLowest Crime Rates: 2,277thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,487thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,738thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,835thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,949thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,396thLargest Black Market: 4,277thHighest Average Incomes: 4,341stLargest Governments: 4,437thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,477thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,503rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,605thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,938thHealthiest Citizens: 4,976thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,055thSmartest Citizens: 5,285thMost Authoritarian: 5,337thMost Conservative: 6,263rdLargest Mining Sector: 8,497thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,182ndMost Patriotic: 10,084thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,404thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,356thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,505thMost Developed: 15,350thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,550thHighest Economic Output: 16,219thMost Efficient Economies: 18,696thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,717thHighest Poor Incomes: 21,482ndMost Influential: 25,743rd
Most Valuable International Artwork: 19th in the regionMost Secular: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 33rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 58th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 62nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 65th in the regionLargest Black Market: 65th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 68th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 75th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 78th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 82nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 87th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 98th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 99th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 99th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 106th in the regionLargest Governments: 111th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 112th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 122nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 131st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 134th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 143rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 173rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 202nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 213th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 241st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 254th in the regionMost Conservative: 257th in the regionMost Extreme: 271st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 320th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 329th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 386th in the regionMost Developed: 390th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 391st in the regionTop
Most Influential: 431st in the regionLargest Populations: 469th in the regionMost Stationary: 484th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 486th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 578th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 652nd in the region

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