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Rudest Citizens: 1,621stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,708thMost Secular: 2,248th
The Storage Expansion of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Where every body is just living their dream!
Architect
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Codestream II

Population4.702 billion

CapitalMegacity
LeaderArchitect
FaithLucid Dreaming

CurrencyByte
AnimalCorrupted Code

The Storage Expansion of Codestream II is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Architect with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, infamous sell-swords, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 4.702 billion Codestream 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 relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Megacity. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 46.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Coded economy, worth 962 trillion Bytes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 204,601 Bytes, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 597,721 per year while the poor average 55,306, a ratio of 10.8 to 1.

The stratosphere is full of "silent but deadly" attacks from Architect's rear echelons, "Idol-Worship for the Apathetic" workshops are cancelled when no-one bothers to show up, no cul-de-sac or trailer park is complete without a gambling parlor, and extraordinary tribunals try accused financial criminals. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Codestream II's national animal is the Corrupted Code, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Lucid Dreaming.

Codestream II is ranked 57,996th in the world and 140th in Last Flight for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 3,633.02 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Rudest Citizens: 1,621stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,708thMost Secular: 2,248thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 2,535thHighest Crime Rates: 3,319thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,742ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,764thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,928thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,148thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,595thMost Efficient Economies: 5,603rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,624thMost Avoided: 5,807thLargest Black Market: 5,982ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,264thHighest Average Incomes: 6,340thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,823rdMost Subsidized Industry: 7,151stMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,420thMost Armed: 8,480thSmartest Citizens: 10,700thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,578thTop
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Most Cultured: 12,117thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,652ndLargest Gambling Industry: 13,794thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 16,322ndMost Corrupt Governments: 16,720thMost Inclusive: 17,117thHighest Economic Output: 19,341stLargest Governments: 20,378thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 21,013thMost Advanced Public Education: 21,043rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 23,307th
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Smartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionNudest: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 8th in the regionMost Avoided: 9th in the regionTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 18th in the regionMost Average: 22nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 25th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Codestream II was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Codestream II, extraordinary tribunals try accused financial criminals.
  • : Following new legislation in Codestream II, no cul-de-sac or trailer park is complete without a gambling parlor.
  • : Following new legislation in Codestream II, "Idol-Worship for the Apathetic" workshops are cancelled when no-one bothers to show up.
  • : Following new legislation in Codestream II, the stratosphere is full of "silent but deadly" attacks from Architect's rear echelons.
  • : Following new legislation in Codestream II, a child's only Trickster Night scare is the sight of their parents dancing.
  • : Codestream II's influence in Last Flight fell from "Vassal" to "Apprentice".
  • : Codestream II's influence in Last Flight rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".
  • : Codestream II changed its national motto to "Where every body is just living their dream!".
  • : Following new legislation in Codestream II, returning vacationers often find that their property is now a construction site.

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