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The Commonwealth of AFTER UNBALANCING LYNXIS REGISTER VINNY

“Wait just a second, I have exact change somewhere!”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Outlawed
Economy:
Basket Case
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: Artificial Solar System

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AFTER UNBALANCING LYNXIS REGISTER VINNY

Population4.779 billion

CurrencyPenny
AnimalOld person who pays in all coins

The Commonwealth of AFTER UNBALANCING LYNXIS REGISTER VINNY is a massive, orderly nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 4.779 billion AFTER UNBALANCING LYNXIS REGISTER VINNYians 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, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 42.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant AFTER UNBALANCING LYNXIS REGISTER VINNYian economy, worth 45.7 trillion Pennies 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 slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Tourism, Automobile Manufacturing, Soda Sales, and Cheese Exports. 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 9,572 Pennies, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. AFTER UNBALANCING LYNXIS REGISTER VINNY's national animal is the Old person who pays in all coins.

AFTER UNBALANCING LYNXIS REGISTER VINNY is ranked 164,291st in the world and 1,704th in Artificial Solar System for Most Influential, scoring 26 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Most Authoritarian: 1,039thTop
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Most Extreme: 2,525thMost Conservative: 3,119thMost Income Equality: 4,076thMost Ignorant Citizens: 8,216th
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Most Authoritarian: 6th in the regionMost Extreme: 9th in the regionMost Conservative: 13th in the regionMost Pacifist: 23rd in the regionTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 36th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 40th in the regionMost Income Equality: 92nd in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 235th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 279th in the region

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