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The Terrifying dictatorship of Helix Labs

“ALL HAIL KRAKEN” GLaDOS

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: Osiris

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Helix Labs

Population8.776 billion

CapitalHelix Labs City
LeaderGLaDOS

CurrencyCredit
AnimalDire Wolf

The Terrifying dictatorship of Helix Labs is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by GLaDOS with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, smutty television, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 8.776 billion Helixians 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 relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Helix Labs City. The average income tax rate is 50.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Helixian economy, worth a remarkable 1,970 trillion Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 224,526 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.5 times as much as the poorest.

Mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field, things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication, government solves problems by tossing money at the nearest geek, and getting an autograph has become harder than ever. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Helix Labs's national animal is the Dire Wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Helix Labs is ranked 1,678th in the world and 72nd in Osiris for Fattest Citizens, with 45.74 Obesity Rate.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 909thMost Influential: 1,087thLargest Retail Industry: 1,279thFattest Citizens: 1,678thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,795thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,806thLargest Black Market: 3,106thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,847thMost Efficient Economies: 4,182ndHighest Average Incomes: 4,561stMost Avoided: 4,926thLargest Mining Sector: 4,926thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,936thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,018thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,106thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,642ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,682ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,801stMost Subsidized Industry: 5,967thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,016thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,491stLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,060thHighest Economic Output: 7,622ndHighest Poor Incomes: 7,851stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,986thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,340thLowest Crime Rates: 9,588thMost Secular: 9,963rdTop
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Largest Governments: 12,606thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,607thLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,608thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12,778thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,221stSmartest Citizens: 19,197th
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Most Influential: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 46th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 48th in the regionFattest Citizens: 72nd in the regionTop
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 117th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 123rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 163rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 170th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 188th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 198th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 239th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 249th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 260th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 271st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 277th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 286th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 297th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 298th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 299th in the regionMost Avoided: 301st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 314th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 323rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 330th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 331st in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 395th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 429th in the regionMost Secular: 464th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 465th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 526th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 528th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 562nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 572nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 589th in the regionLargest Governments: 686th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 756th in the region

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