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The Stormy Weather of Scanner Darkly

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Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Artificial Solar System


Scanner Darkly

Population11.923 billion

Animalguerrilla fighter

The Stormy Weather of Scanner Darkly is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its complete lack of prisons and absence of drug laws. The hard-working, democratic population of 11.923 billion Scanner Darklyians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Spirituality, and Welfare. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 31.6%.

The strong Scanner Darklyian economy, worth 359 trillion francolinos a year, is quite specialized and led by the Woodchip Exports industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 30,184 francolinos, with the richest citizens earning 5.6 times as much as the poorest.

The government has adopted a more thrifty attitude to administrating the country's needs, all recreational drugs are legal, and 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Scanner Darkly's radio stations. Crime is a problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Scanner Darkly's national animal is the guerrilla fighter, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Scanner Darkly is ranked 155,658th in the world and 1,448th in Artificial Solar System for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -2.53 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Highest Drug Use: 11,448thLeast Corrupt Governments: 12,389thMost Politically Free: 20,202nd
Least Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 21st in the regionLargest Populations: 35th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 51st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 67th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 68th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 80th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 84th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 88th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 89th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 99th in the regionBest Weather: 107th in the regionLargest Black Market: 142nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 173rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 175th in the region

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