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The Borg Collective of Scrisix

“We Are The Borg. Resistance is Futile.” The Collective

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: Karma



Population4.878 billion

LeaderThe Collective

CurrencyEnergy Credit

The Borg Collective of Scrisix is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by The Collective with an even hand, and remarkable for its vat-grown people, compulsory vegetarianism, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed population of 4.878 billion Borgs are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Unicomplex. The average income tax rate is 93.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Borg economy, worth a remarkable 1,373 trillion Energy Credits 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, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. 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 281,592 Energy Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Foreign leaders' Twitcher accounts are monitored for potential threats to national security, census workers are having a hard time figuring out who is actually living in Scrisix after the ban on emigration was lifted, any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property, and deceased politicians' MyFace profiles are unanimously pro-incumbent. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Scrisix's national animal is the Automata, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Scrisix is ranked 202,271st in the world and 319th in Karma for Least Corrupt Governments, with 41.56 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Most Secular: 129thMost Scientifically Advanced: 459thLargest Information Technology Sector: 491stHighest Poor Incomes: 783rdSmartest Citizens: 1,549thRudest Citizens: 2,009thMost Developed: 2,048thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 2,395thMost Efficient Economies: 2,911thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,991stMost Advanced Public Education: 3,088thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,298thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,781stLargest Governments: 3,792ndMost Influential: 4,003rdLargest Black Market: 4,117thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,746thHealthiest Citizens: 5,242ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,560thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,072ndMost Subsidized Industry: 6,364thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,501stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,829thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,866thLowest Crime Rates: 6,904thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,922ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,056thMost Cultured: 10,301stTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 10,481stHighest Economic Output: 11,741stLargest Retail Industry: 12,273rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,776thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,442nd
Largest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15th in the regionMost Cultured: 16th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 18th in the regionMost Influential: 20th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 24th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 25th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 25th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 27th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 28th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 28th in the regionMost Stationary: 29th in the region

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