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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 461st Most Influential: 832nd Largest Insurance Industry: 875th
The Terrifying dictatorship of
Compulsory Consumerist State
ALL HAIL KRAKEN
GLaDOS
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Helix Labs

Population6.981 billion

CapitalHelix Labs City
LeaderGLaDOS

CurrencyCredit
AnimalDire Wolf

The Terrifying dictatorship of Helix Labs is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by GLaDOS with an iron fist, and notable for its pith helmet sales, ubiquitous missile silos, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 6.981 billion Helixians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

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 42.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Helixian economy, worth a remarkable 1,497 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 214,535 Credits, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 933,997 per year while the poor average 31,190, a ratio of 29.9 to 1.

Anti-riot police are dispatched whenever two elderly ladies gather to complain that prices have increased, ghost regiments exist only on paper, films are funded in accordance with the volume of tears shed when reading the screenplay, and the government spends billions to protect Helix Labs from a disaster that is one in a million. 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 29,527th in the world and 1,495th in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 67.3 on the Human Development Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 461stMost Influential: 832ndLargest Insurance Industry: 875thLargest Retail Industry: 1,196thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,460thTop
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Fattest Citizens: 1,966thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,290thLargest Black Market: 2,790thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,092ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,282ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,570thMost Avoided: 3,664thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,793rdLargest Mining Sector: 3,944thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,081stHighest Average Incomes: 4,668thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,114thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,305thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,725thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,811thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,879thMost Efficient Economies: 6,114thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,885thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,960thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,080thMost Secular: 8,329thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 8,940thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 10,862ndLowest Crime Rates: 11,016thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,548thLargest Governments: 13,147th
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Largest Insurance Industry: 20th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 53rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 69th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 75th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 93rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 96th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 103rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 109th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 121st in the regionMost Avoided: 123rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 142nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 158th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 161st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 172nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 197th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 202nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 223rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 229th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 235th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 251st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 274th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 279th in the regionMost Influential: 297th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 333rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 335th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 394th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 426th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 427th in the regionMost Secular: 433rd in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 555th in the regionLargest Populations: 600th in the regionMost Stationary: 608th in the regionLargest Governments: 632nd in the region

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