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Most Conservative: 424thMost Ignorant Citizens: 4,695thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,111th
The INGSOC controlled nation of
Corporate Police State
Business is my business
Mr House
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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The Retrofuture

Population3.373 billion

LeaderMr House

AnimalTractionist Eagle

The INGSOC controlled nation of The Retrofuture is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Mr House with an iron fist, and renowned for its enslaved workforce, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 3.373 billion Tractionists are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of London. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 23.8%.

The very strong Tractionist economy, worth 190 trillion Quirkes a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 56,434 Quirkes, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 357,524 per year while the poor average 3,706, a ratio of 96.5 to 1.

The government is rumored to hire body doubles whose full-time jobs are to cry at public events, The Retrofuture has designated London as its capital city, Mr House has just been declared ruler of The Retrofuture in an international press conference, and citizens know not to ask what their country can do for them but what they can do as chained slaves for their country. Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Retrofuture's national animal is the Tractionist Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

The Retrofuture is ranked 84,888th in the world and 30th in The Galactics Union for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 2,315.03 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Most Conservative: 424thTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 4,695thTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,111thMost Extreme: 13,379thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,618thMost Avoided: 19,445thMost Authoritarian: 20,640th
Most Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the region

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