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Most Secular: 1,218thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,893rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,896th
The Control Group of
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The Collective
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The Southeast Earth

Population2.427 billion

LeaderThe Collective
FaithState Atheism


The Control Group of The Southeast Earth is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by The Collective with an iron fist, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, otherworldly petting zoo, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.427 billion Southeast Earthians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Karsenionas. The average income tax rate is 91.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Southeast Earthian economy, worth 569 trillion defarons a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 234,606 defarons, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Dogman-branded weapons are all the rage in the militaristic comic-book community, an enormous health awareness programme is underway, there's a literal nanny state for the legions of children taken by social services, and children have taken to using semaphore in light of the recent mobile phone ban. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Southeast Earth's national animal is the Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is State Atheism.

The Southeast Earth is ranked 238,819th in the world and 264th in The Union of Democratic States for Least Corrupt Governments, with 9.76 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Most Secular: 1,218thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,893rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,896thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,959thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,110thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,562ndHighest Poor Incomes: 2,599thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,773rdLowest Crime Rates: 2,805thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,227thMost Influential: 3,288thHighest Average Incomes: 4,175thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,614thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,051stMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,329thLargest Governments: 5,629thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,375thLargest Black Market: 6,440thLargest Mining Sector: 6,940thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,620thHealthiest Citizens: 7,714thMost Efficient Economies: 8,081stHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,184thSmartest Citizens: 8,436thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,835thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,566thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,937thTop
Most Developed: 18,695thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,311thMost Conservative: 19,558thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 20,231stMost Authoritarian: 22,487th
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 10th in the regionMost Conservative: 11th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 12th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 14th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 15th in the regionMost Avoided: 15th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 15th in the regionMost Influential: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 17th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 22nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 23rd in the region

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