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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

Population28.515 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 renowned for its pith helmet sales, punitive income tax rates, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 28.515 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 94.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Horror Channelian economy, worth a remarkable 4,405 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 154,481 Brains, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

For just a few extra Brains Horror Channelians can get new driving records with their new cars, life-saving resuscitation is denied based on decades-old teenage diaries that declare "I want to die before I get old", biotech companies are fined if their jumbled genetic sequences look too familiar, and the sound of office water cooler chatter has been replaced by the whirring of computer cooling fans. 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 199,549th in the world and 4,892nd in the Rejected Realms for Least Corrupt Governments, with 54.83 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 178thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 669thMost Secular: 710thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,057thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,209thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,318thMost Developed: 1,636thLargest Black Market: 1,715thSmartest Citizens: 1,942ndTop
Healthiest Citizens: 2,214thHighest Economic Output: 2,220thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,291stLargest Populations: 2,443rdRudest Citizens: 2,474thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,924thLowest Crime Rates: 2,935thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,194thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,887thMost Influential: 4,357thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,977thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,027thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,051stSafest: 5,974thLargest Governments: 6,794thMost Stationary: 8,089thMost Efficient Economies: 8,826thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,431stTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,726thHighest Average Incomes: 12,496thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,307thMost Cultured: 15,241stMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,490th
Largest Agricultural Sector: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19th in the regionMost Secular: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 33rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 33rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 40th in the regionMost Developed: 45th in the regionLargest Black Market: 49th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 53rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 54th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 55th in the regionMost Influential: 56th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 60th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 61st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 61st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 71st in the regionMost Stationary: 74th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 78th in the regionRudest Citizens: 80th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 109th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 110th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 135th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 135th in the regionSafest: 138th in the regionLargest Governments: 181st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 248th in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 266th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 335th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 338th in the regionMost Cultured: 343rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 353rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 383rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 394th in the regionNudest: 473rd in the region

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