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Highest Crime Rates: 656thMost Rebellious Youth: 947thMost Armed: 1,200th
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The Grim Reaper

Population16.889 billion

CapitalNecropolis
Leaderthe Grim Reaper

Currencysoul
Animalzombie

The Havent you people ever heard of The Grim Reaper is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by the Grim Reaper with a fair hand, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, rampant corporate plagiarism, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 16.889 billion Reapers hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Social Policy, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Law & Order and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Necropolis. The average income tax rate is 48.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming undead economy, worth a remarkable 1,731 trillion souls 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 a large, well-organized, highly specialized black market in Information Technology, Book Publishing, Cheese Exports, and Retail. 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 impressive 102,496 souls, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Government adverts say that twelve lashes a day keeps divine wrath at bay, community-designed sword prostheses are becoming dangerously common, people can't decide between preserving forests and buying print copies of 'Dogman Versus The Giggler', and military officials are questioning the policy of ceding the nation's territory in exchange for promises not to invade it. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Grim Reaper's national animal is the zombie, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

The Grim Reaper is ranked 158,081st in the world and 12th in Snazzy for Most Secular, with 10.32 Atheism Rate.

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Highest Crime Rates: 656thMost Rebellious Youth: 947thMost Armed: 1,200thTop
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Fattest Citizens: 2,198thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,703rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,813thLargest Black Market: 2,939thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,377thMost Avoided: 4,023rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,034thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,575thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,957thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,639thMost Cultured: 5,707thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,077thMost Inclusive: 6,433rdHighest Economic Output: 7,940thLargest Populations: 8,204thTop
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Nudest: 8,674thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,558thMost Devout: 13,142ndMost Politically Free: 13,392ndSmartest Citizens: 14,314thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14,315thMost Influential: 14,521stMost Stationary: 15,446thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,080th
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Most Armed: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the region

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