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Most Valuable International Artwork: 533rdLargest Retail Industry: 3,112thLargest Black Market: 7,364th
The Ingenious Rocket Scientist of
Father Knows Best State
One Good Test Is Worth A Thousand Expert Opinions.
Wernher Magnus Maximilian Von Braun
Influence
Zero
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Wernher Magnus Maximilian Von Braun

Population6.432 billion

CapitalCape Canaveral
LeaderWernher Magnus Maximilian Von Braun

CurrencySleigh
AnimalReindeeer

The Ingenious Rocket Scientist of Wernher Magnus Maximilian Von Braun is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Wernher Magnus Maximilian Von Braun with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, pith helmet sales, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 6.432 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, Welfare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cape Canaveral. The average income tax rate is 50.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Rocket Scientist economy, worth 731 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 113,701 Sleighs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Immigrants who don't like the taste of Rocket Scientist Turnip Chips are immediately deported, promising seven years of bad luck leads to seven years of community service, the studies of art and philosophy are banned, and it is well recognised that you can't sustain communism without a bit of spirit. 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 174,319th in the world and 4th in Foshan Mars Colony for Most Extreme, scoring 14.74 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 533rdTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 3,112thLargest Black Market: 7,364thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,063rdMost Secular: 11,702ndLargest Welfare Programs: 13,007thTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 14,698thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,781stHighest Poor Incomes: 16,974thMost Inclusive: 18,044thNicest Citizens: 20,684thLargest Agricultural Sector: 23,347thMost Developed: 25,686thMost Influential: 26,088thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 26,381stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 27,270th
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Largest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the region

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