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Largest Retail Industry: 196th Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 403rd Most Corrupt Governments: 650th
The United Democratic States of
Corporate Police State
Bad is Our Business, and Business is Good
President Black
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Fascist Democracy

Population4.198 billion

CapitalOakwood
LeaderPresident Black
FaithJust Monika

CurrencyFederal Unit
Animalfanged porcupine

The United Democratic States of Fascist Democracy is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by President Black with an iron fist, and renowned for its triple-decker prams, pith helmet sales, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 4.198 billion Democracians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Oakwood. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Democratic economy, worth a remarkable 1,160 trillion Federal Units a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 276,335 Federal Units, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 804,943 per year while the poor average 75,003, a ratio of 10.7 to 1.

Politicians look weirdly alike, the government response to disaster victims starving for bread is "let them eat stale cake", police officers have nearly cracked a major underage astronomy syndicate, and citizens are less concerned with policy and more concerned with whether politicians "call 'em like they see 'em". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Fascist Democracy's national animal is the fanged porcupine, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Just Monika.

Fascist Democracy is ranked 155,090th in the world and 7,973rd in The North Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -29.33 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Largest Retail Industry: 196thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 403rdMost Corrupt Governments: 650thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 704thHighest Disposable Incomes: 894thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 912thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,076thMost Influential: 1,091stMost Avoided: 1,117thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,283rdLargest Insurance Industry: 1,321stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,446thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1,573rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,981stHighest Average Incomes: 2,124thRudest Citizens: 2,173rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,409thLargest Mining Sector: 2,759thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,090thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,121stMost Subsidized Industry: 4,874thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,896thLargest Black Market: 5,378thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,777thLargest Governments: 6,993rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,010thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 8,433rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,677thHighest Economic Output: 12,195thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,260thSmartest Citizens: 13,006thLowest Crime Rates: 14,483rd
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Largest Retail Industry: 11th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 22nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 33rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 34th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 35th in the regionMost Avoided: 36th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 37th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 45th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 46th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 58th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 73rd in the regionTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 81st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 89th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 94th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 102nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 105th in the regionRudest Citizens: 124th in the regionLargest Black Market: 166th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 207th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 226th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 252nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 289th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 347th in the regionLargest Governments: 351st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 375th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 421st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 488th in the regionMost Stationary: 518th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 534th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 695th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 707th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 713th in the region

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