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The Self-Proclaimed Empire of AP0CALYPSE

“Do not despair, for the appointed time is near.”

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

Regional Influence: Duckspeaker

Location: Antarctica

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AP0CALYPSE

Population42.334 billion

CapitalTerminus
LeaderHarbinger
FaithCult of the Coming Darkness

Currencybloody severed finger
Animalbio-organic weapon

The Self-Proclaimed Empire of AP0CALYPSE is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Harbinger with an iron fist, and remarkable for its avowedly heterosexual populace, complete lack of public education, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 42.334 billion AP0CALYPSEians 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 tiny, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Terminus. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient AP0CALYPSEian economy, worth an astonishing 17,881 trillion bloody severed fingers 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 Beef-Based Agriculture, Arms Manufacturing, Trout Farming, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. 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 amazing 422,379 bloody severed fingers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Harbinger's Dreadnought-class tankbuster limousine is said to have more ammunition than the entire Brancalandian Army, expectant parents view twins with equal parts joy and suspicion, Red Cross demand for body bags is rising while sutures go unused, and it turns out that you actually can put a price on intangible cultural heritage. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force. AP0CALYPSE's national animal is the bio-organic weapon, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Cult of the Coming Darkness.

AP0CALYPSE is ranked 6,007th in the world and 7th in Antarctica for Most Influential, scoring 11,932 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 5thLargest Agricultural Sector: 11thLargest Insurance Industry: 40thLargest Populations: 125thHighest Economic Output: 140thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 140thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 153rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 157thMost Ignorant Citizens: 216thHighest Disposable Incomes: 222ndMost Stationary: 236thLowest Crime Rates: 247thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 334thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 369thMost Corrupt Governments: 587thFattest Citizens: 618thHighest Poor Incomes: 651stHighest Average Incomes: 770thMost Beautiful Environments: 922ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,122ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,162ndLargest Black Market: 1,189thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,496thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,562ndMost Patriotic: 1,738thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,896thBest Weather: 2,542ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,626thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 4,363rdLargest Gambling Industry: 4,538thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,008thLargest Governments: 5,939thMost Influential: 6,007thMost Devout: 6,038thMost Authoritarian: 7,198thMost Efficient Economies: 8,820thMost Conservative: 9,141stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,165thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 13,680thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,481stLargest Mining Sector: 19,168thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,280thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 25,726th
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Extreme: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : AP0CALYPSE was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : AP0CALYPSE was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : AP0CALYPSE was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : AP0CALYPSE was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : AP0CALYPSE was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : AP0CALYPSE was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : AP0CALYPSE was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : AP0CALYPSE was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in AP0CALYPSE, it turns out that you actually can put a price on intangible cultural heritage.
  • : Following new legislation in AP0CALYPSE, Red Cross demand for body bags is rising while sutures go unused.

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