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The Rogue Nation of The Horror Channel

“Touch Me In The Morning And Then Just Walk Away.”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the Rejected Realms


The Horror Channel

Population28.978 billion

LeaderRingo Juna
Faithno such thing

AnimalFree-range Zombie

The Rogue Nation of The Horror Channel is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Ringo Juna with an even hand, and remarkable for its public floggings, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 28.978 billion Horror Channelians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ringovania. The average income tax rate is 95.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Horror Channelian economy, worth a remarkable 4,468 trillion Brains a year, is highly specialized and led by the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Gambling, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 154,194 Brains, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The most popular WhoTube videos are ones featuring parodies of iconic songs, romantic sunsets are no longer interrupted by explosions and monstrous roars, gossip magazines are more interested in astrological stars than celebrity ones, and tower block residents are each held responsible for four square inches of front lawn. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Horror Channel's national animal is the Free-range Zombie, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is no such thing.

The Horror Channel is ranked 4,600th in the world and 47th in the Rejected Realms for Most Influential, scoring 16,316 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 210thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 720thMost Secular: 750thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,028thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,092ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,308thMost Developed: 1,560thLargest Black Market: 1,766thSmartest Citizens: 1,923rdLongest Average Lifespans: 2,122ndHealthiest Citizens: 2,153rdTop
Highest Economic Output: 2,256thLargest Populations: 2,444thRudest Citizens: 2,741stLowest Crime Rates: 2,915thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,038thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,247thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,621stMost Influential: 4,600thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,661stMost Beautiful Environments: 4,664thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,866thSafest: 6,097thLargest Governments: 6,695thMost Stationary: 7,937thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,302ndMost Efficient Economies: 8,703rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,797thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,864thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 12,650thMost Cultured: 14,421stMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,389th
Largest Agricultural Sector: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 28th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 34th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 34th in the regionMost Secular: 35th in the regionMost Developed: 43rd in the regionMost Influential: 47th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 49th in the regionLargest Black Market: 50th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 52nd in the regionLargest Populations: 52nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 54th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 58th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 62nd in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 71st in the regionMost Stationary: 73rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 79th in the regionRudest Citizens: 90th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 102nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 123rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 123rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 136th in the regionSafest: 136th in the regionLargest Governments: 162nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 221st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 239th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 269th in the regionMost Cultured: 297th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 364th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 368th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 405th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 488th in the region

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