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Largest Agricultural Sector: 35th Largest Black Market: 487th Most Secular: 526th
The Rogue Nation of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Touch Me In The Morning And Then Just Walk Away.
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Horror Channel

Population23.107 billion

CapitalRingovania
LeaderRingo Juna
Faithno such thing

CurrencyBrain
AnimalFree-range Zombie

The Rogue Nation of The Horror Channel is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Ringo Juna with an even hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, smutty television, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 23.107 billion Horror Channelians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous, 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 91.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Horror Channelian economy, worth a remarkable 3,760 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 162,761 Brains, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Foreign leaders' Twitcher accounts are monitored for potential threats to national security, the country's motorways are surprisingly quiet, supermarket milk is a shear-thickening fluid that can stop small caliber bullets, and knock-knock jokes regularly get removed from websites for being too edgy. 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 1,942nd in the world and 40th in the Rejected Realms for Smartest Citizens, with 159.14 Quips Per Hour.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 35thLargest Black Market: 487thMost Secular: 526thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 556thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 867thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,548thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 1,883rdSmartest Citizens: 1,942ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,021stRudest Citizens: 2,183rdHealthiest Citizens: 2,253rdMost Developed: 2,736thLargest Populations: 2,772ndLargest Gambling Industry: 2,776thLowest Crime Rates: 3,302ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,500thMost Influential: 3,683rdLargest Publishing Industry: 3,988thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,500thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,359thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,777thLargest Governments: 8,242ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,274thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,369thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,509thHighest Average Incomes: 9,476thSafest: 10,344thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,038thMost Efficient Economies: 12,705thMost Stationary: 13,849th
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12th in the regionLargest Black Market: 13th in the regionMost Secular: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18th in the regionMost Influential: 28th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 31st in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 34th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 37th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 40th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 44th in the regionLargest Populations: 44th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 45th in the regionRudest Citizens: 53rd in the regionMost Developed: 55th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 66th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 68th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 71st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 134th in the regionMost Stationary: 135th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 136th in the regionSafest: 145th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 152nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 155th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 156th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 163rd in the regionLargest Governments: 166th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 198th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 209th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 262nd in the regionNudest: 283rd in the region

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