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Most Valuable International Artwork: 252ndLargest Retail Industry: 3,373rdLargest Black Market: 8,146th
The Ingenious Rocket Scientist of
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Wernher Magnus Maximilian Von Braun
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Wernher Magnus Maximilian Von Braun

Population8.231 billion

CapitalCape Canaveral
LeaderWernher Magnus Maximilian Von Braun


The Ingenious Rocket Scientist of Wernher Magnus Maximilian Von Braun is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Wernher Magnus Maximilian Von Braun with an iron fist, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and strictly enforced bedtime. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 8.231 billion Rocket Scientists 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Law & Order, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cape Canaveral. The average income tax rate is 52.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Rocket Scientist economy, worth 931 trillion Sleighs 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, broadly diversified black market in Retail, Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. 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 113,190 Sleighs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Young people suspect their parents might be a little bit stupid, they who do not work shall not eat, Wernher Magnus Maximilian Von Braun signs the laws but abides by none of them, and mothers drive their college-graduate children to work. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Wernher Magnus Maximilian Von Braun's national animal is the Reindeeer, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Wernher Magnus Maximilian Von Braun is ranked 131,034th in the world and 2nd in Foshan Mars Colony for Most Avoided, scoring 2.36 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 252ndTop
Largest Retail Industry: 3,373rdLargest Black Market: 8,146thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,227thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,088thMost Secular: 13,357thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 16,264thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,915thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,070thMost Inclusive: 20,041stLargest Agricultural Sector: 22,138thNicest Citizens: 23,225thHighest Economic Output: 27,142ndMost Developed: 27,766thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 28,040thLongest Average Lifespans: 28,474thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 30,025th
Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Patriotic: 1st in the region

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