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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,239thMost Influential: 1,928thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,097th
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Ethan the terrible

Population2.305 billion


The Matriarchy of Ethan the terrible is a massive, efficient nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, free-roaming dinosaurs, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.305 billion Ethan the terribleans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Administration, and Education also on the agenda, while International Aid and Welfare are ignored. The average income tax rate is 75.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Ethan the terriblean economy, worth 358 trillion Ethanbills 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Furniture Restoration, and Woodchip Exports. 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 impressive 155,723 Ethanbills, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens living in underground cities have developed a healthy green glow, police spend their Saturday nights breaking up illegal street races, family trees become bare as entire branches are lopped off, and the government is overcome with ennui. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ethan the terrible's national animal is the Blobfish, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Ethan the terrible is ranked 20,849th in the world and 1,097th in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 7,068.3 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,239thMost Influential: 1,928thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,097thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,200thTop
Fattest Citizens: 2,761stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,401stLargest Mining Sector: 3,452ndMost Avoided: 3,737thMost Ignorant Citizens: 3,873rdMost Corrupt Governments: 5,037thLargest Black Market: 5,511thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,871stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,684thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,417thNudest: 7,924thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,890thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,589thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 12,799thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,463rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,859thMost Devout: 15,769thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,202ndLargest Governments: 19,291stHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,309thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,849thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,390th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 80th in the regionFattest Citizens: 89th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 94th in the regionTop
Most Avoided: 110th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 130th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 142nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 206th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 230th in the regionLargest Black Market: 248th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 249th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 279th in the regionNudest: 331st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 338th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 440th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 579th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 602nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 643rd in the regionMost Devout: 697th in the regionMost Influential: 739th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 848th in the regionLargest Governments: 941st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 945th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 978th in the region

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