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Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: NationStates

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Annihilators of Chan Island

Population12.222 billion

CapitalAccess Denied
LeaderNickolas Spitzberg
Faiththe Great Hatred

CurrencyShiny Thing
AnimalAxe

The Dux Headquarters of Annihilators of Chan Island is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Nickolas Spitzberg with an iron fist, and notable for its teetotalling pirates, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 12.222 billion Annihilators 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."

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Access Denied. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 91.4%.

The all-consuming Annihilators of Chan Islandian economy, worth a remarkable 1,620 trillion Shiny Things a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, extremely specialized black market in Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an impressive 132,608 Shiny Things, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 397,824 per year while the poor average 34,526, a ratio of 11.5 to 1.

Children keel over while singing "Nickolas Spitzberg Gives Us the Water of Life", military spending recently hit a new high, the Access Denied XV Regiment (aka "The Goat Starers") have yet to win a battle, and citizens compete to guess the time between the royal lady's contractions. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Annihilators of Chan Island's national animal is the Axe, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is the Great Hatred.

Annihilators of Chan Island is ranked 134,365th in the world and 330th in NationStates for Most Pro-Market, scoring -51.33 on the Rand Index.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 70thMost Primitive: 119thMost Ignorant Citizens: 161stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 245thMost Devout: 413thLargest Black Market: 571stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 579thMost Corrupt Governments: 633rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 705thFattest Citizens: 757thMost Avoided: 1,118thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 2,017thLargest Mining Sector: 3,938thLowest Crime Rates: 6,434thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,790thHighest Economic Output: 8,132ndTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 9,935thMost Conservative: 12,719thLargest Governments: 13,279thMost Authoritarian: 15,119thLargest Populations: 16,633rdHighest Average Incomes: 16,824th
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Most Devout: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionTop
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Fattest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 11th in the regionMost Conservative: 11th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 15th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 16th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 20th in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 32nd in the regionMost Extreme: 40th in the region

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