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Largest Insurance Industry: 919thLargest Retail Industry: 1,260thMost Influential: 1,593rd
The Terrifying dictatorship of
Father Knows Best State
ALL HAIL KRAKEN
GLaDOS
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Helix Labs

Population9.014 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 renowned for its smutty television, public floggings, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 9.014 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. The average income tax rate is 52.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Helixian economy, worth a remarkable 2,024 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 224,617 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.4 times as much as the poorest.

Government solves problems by tossing money at the nearest geek, getting an autograph has become harder than ever, environmental protestors are being rounded up and taken away in sinister black vans as a massive land development campaign gets underway, and government theft from poor artists to give to rich allies has been dubbed the "reverse Robin Hood" policy. 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 79,010th in the world and 3,331st in Osiris for Most Authoritarian, with 770.77 milliStalins.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 919thLargest Retail Industry: 1,260thMost Influential: 1,593rdFattest Citizens: 1,715thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,515thLargest Black Market: 3,000thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,125thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,614thMost Efficient Economies: 4,262ndHighest Average Incomes: 4,594thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,972ndLargest Mining Sector: 5,229thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,464thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,585thMost Avoided: 5,713thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,809thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,828thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,878thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,112thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,404thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,881stLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,015thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,401stHighest Economic Output: 7,499thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,585thLowest Crime Rates: 9,508thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,763rdMost Secular: 10,034thTop
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Largest Governments: 12,767thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,569thLargest Agricultural Sector: 14,089thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 14,497thMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,434thSmartest Citizens: 19,547th
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Most Influential: 8th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 51st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 60th in the regionTop
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Fattest Citizens: 83rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 114th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 144th in the regionLargest Black Market: 157th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 180th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 193rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 206th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 238th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 250th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 267th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 286th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 294th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 296th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 304th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 313th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 322nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 325th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 325th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 331st in the regionMost Avoided: 362nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 386th in the regionTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 391st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 400th in the regionMost Secular: 470th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 526th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 551st in the regionRudest Citizens: 554th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 562nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 578th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 640th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 695th in the regionLargest Governments: 707th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Helix Labs, government theft from poor artists to give to rich allies has been dubbed the "reverse Robin Hood" policy.
  • : Helix Labs lost the endorsement of The Holy Brit of Wymondham.
  • : Following new legislation in Helix Labs, environmental protestors are being rounded up and taken away in sinister black vans as a massive land development campaign gets underway.
  • : Helix Labs was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Helix Labs, getting an autograph has become harder than ever.
  • : Helix Labs was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates and Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Helix Labs endorsed The Holy Lucky Blue Skies of Valerievna.
  • : Helix Labs's influence in Osiris rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Helix Labs endorsed The Holy Brit of Wymondham.
  • : Helix Labs was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Rudest Citizens.

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Endorsements Received: 2 » Tethys 13 and Valerievna.

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