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Largest Agricultural Sector: 25th Largest Black Market: 373rd Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 555th
The Rogue Nation of
Father Knows Best State
Touch Me In The Morning And Then Just Walk Away.
Regional Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Rogue Nation of The Horror Channel is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Ringo Juna with an iron fist, and notable for its irreverence towards religion, punitive income tax rates, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 22.007 billion Horror Channelians 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 large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ringovania. The average income tax rate is 90.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Horror Channelian economy, worth a remarkable 3,630 trillion Brains a year, is highly specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Beef-Based Agriculture, Book Publishing, Gambling, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 164,971 Brains, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Failed genetic experiments wreak havoc as they roam the countryside, citizens cannot change their light bulbs without approval from an international committee, the nation has nearly as many history museums as Horror Channelians, and drug lords often avoid prison time by teaching "chemistry" classes to underprivileged youth. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Horror Channel's national animal is the Free-range Zombie, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is no such thing.

The Horror Channel is ranked 150,455th in the world and 3,058th in the Rejected Realms for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 8.1 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 25thLargest Black Market: 373rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 555thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 764thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,471stTop
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Most Secular: 1,585thHighest Economic Output: 1,787thSmartest Citizens: 1,814thHealthiest Citizens: 2,100thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,143rdRudest Citizens: 2,350thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,382ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,893rdLargest Populations: 2,912thMost Developed: 2,913thMost Influential: 3,271stLargest Publishing Industry: 3,375thLowest Crime Rates: 3,404thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,449thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,369thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 8,172ndHighest Average Incomes: 8,465thLargest Governments: 8,622ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,850thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,624thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,338thSafest: 13,067thMost Efficient Economies: 13,270thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,968th
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 26th in the regionMost Influential: 28th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 31st in the regionMost Secular: 32nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 36th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 37th in the regionLargest Populations: 43rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 45th in the regionRudest Citizens: 47th in the regionMost Developed: 51st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 55th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 57th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 68th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 121st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 128th in the regionLargest Governments: 147th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 147th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 157th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 169th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 170th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 170th in the regionSafest: 182nd in the regionMost Stationary: 191st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 228th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 254th in the regionNudest: 285th in the region

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