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Largest Insurance Industry: 901stMost Influential: 931stLargest Retail Industry: 1,273rd
The Terrifying dictatorship of
Father Knows Best State
ALL HAIL KRAKEN
GLaDOS
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Helix Labs

Population8.623 billion

CapitalHelix Labs City
LeaderGLaDOS

CurrencyCredit
AnimalDire Wolf

The Terrifying dictatorship of Helix Labs is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by GLaDOS with an iron fist, and remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, digital currency, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 8.623 billion Helixians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

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 Helix Labs City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 45.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Helixian economy, worth a remarkable 1,945 trillion Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 225,594 Credits, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 887,780 per year while the poor average 38,908, a ratio of 22.8 to 1.

The recently liberated free press cautiously uses compliment sandwiches to cushion its criticisms of GLaDOS, bar brawls are an hourly occurrence, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field, and things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Helix Labs's national animal is the Dire Wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Helix Labs is ranked 200,606th in the world and 7,178th in Osiris for Least Corrupt Governments, with 29.28 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 901stMost Influential: 931stLargest Retail Industry: 1,273rdFattest Citizens: 1,655thTop
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,662ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,680thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,697thLargest Black Market: 3,081stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,567thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,642ndMost Efficient Economies: 4,170thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,318thMost Avoided: 4,530thHighest Average Incomes: 4,546thLargest Mining Sector: 4,681stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,773rdMost Corrupt Governments: 4,798thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,574thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,900thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,030thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,060thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,579thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,169thHighest Economic Output: 7,661stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,056thMost Secular: 9,780thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 10,796thLargest Agricultural Sector: 11,733rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11,748thLargest Governments: 12,808thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,775thMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,934thSmartest Citizens: 19,535th
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Most Influential: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 48th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 53rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 70th in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 114th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 116th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 156th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 162nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 174th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 184th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 188th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 190th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 232nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 247th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 250th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 251st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 255th in the regionMost Avoided: 271st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 279th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 294th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 297th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 310th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 324th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 328th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 411th in the regionMost Secular: 417th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 429th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 448th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 519th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 526th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 596th in the regionRudest Citizens: 687th in the regionLargest Governments: 690th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 740th in the region

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