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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,738thMost Influential: 1,951stLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,805th
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The Fourth Redoubt

Population1.84 billion

LeaderDefinitely Absolutely Not A Kangaroo


The Dominion of The Fourth Redoubt is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Definitely Absolutely Not A Kangaroo with an iron fist, and notable for its flagrant waste-dumping, keen interest in outer space, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.84 billion Fourth Redoubtians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Crest. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 66.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Fourth Redoubtian economy, worth 289 trillion credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 157,187 credits, with the richest citizens earning 5.4 times as much as the poorest.

Employees who skip lunch to avoid sub-par cafeteria food risk getting fired, too many hyper-intelligent chefs can spoil the allegorical broth, imprisonment is the leading cause of disownment, and stony-faced prosecutors play loud gangster rap music during court proceedings. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Fourth Redoubt's national animal is the kestrel, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

The Fourth Redoubt is ranked 197,548th in the world and 5,449th in the West Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -51.67 on the Hayek Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,738thMost Influential: 1,951stTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,805thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,581stLargest Retail Industry: 6,904thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,373rdMost Efficient Economies: 7,845thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,516thMost Secular: 8,757thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,911thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,097thMost Developed: 10,153rdTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 11,395thHighest Average Incomes: 12,036thLargest Black Market: 12,678thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,069thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,896thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,116thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,729thSmartest Citizens: 15,520thLowest Crime Rates: 15,967thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,051stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,203rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,430thLargest Governments: 17,679thHealthiest Citizens: 20,448thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 21,466th
Most Influential: 51st in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 64th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 77th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 118th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 137th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 139th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 157th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 160th in the regionLargest Black Market: 172nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 178th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 193rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 199th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 223rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 225th in the regionMost Secular: 246th in the regionMost Developed: 246th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 247th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 270th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 281st in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 305th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 323rd in the regionLargest Governments: 345th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 352nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 354th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 376th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 494th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 496th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 525th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 584th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 589th in the region

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