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The Republic of 9006

“Democracy by challenge” Max berry

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Contender

Location: The Wellspring

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9006

Population13.8 billion

LeaderMax berry
FaithFlema

CurrencyRum
AnimalRum

The Republic of 9006 is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Max berry with an iron fist, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, public floggings, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 13.8 billion Maxians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Industry, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 72.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient 9006ian economy, worth a remarkable 1,942 trillion Rums a year, is mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Soda Sales, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 140,767 Rums, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Aggravated apostrophe abusers are admonished and assaulted, official government guidance encourages binge behaviors, delicate flowers faint at news of house plants being eaten, and whole-wheat loaves are sold under the counter in brown paper bags. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. 9006's national animal is the Rum, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Flema.

9006 is ranked 223,850th in the world and 536th in The Wellspring for Most Pro-Market, scoring 26 on the Rand Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 221stMost Ignorant Citizens: 2,867thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,998thMost Influential: 3,921stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,072ndMost Subsidized Industry: 4,184thLargest Black Market: 4,560thNudest: 8,190thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,256thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,740thMost Armed: 10,968thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,185thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,680thHighest Economic Output: 12,647thMost Efficient Economies: 13,050thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,057thLargest Mining Sector: 13,917thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,508thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,809thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,822ndMost Devout: 17,847thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 18,286thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,443rdLargest Welfare Programs: 20,250thHighest Average Incomes: 25,373rdMost Primitive: 25,578thMost Patriotic: 28,837thLargest Populations: 29,309thLongest Average Lifespans: 29,512th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 10th in the regionNudest: 10th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13th in the regionMost Armed: 13th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 14th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15th in the regionLargest Populations: 15th in the regionMost Devout: 15th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 20th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 28th in the regionLargest Governments: 30th in the regionMost Patriotic: 30th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 44th in the regionMost Developed: 48th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 50th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 61st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 69th in the region

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