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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,542ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,239thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,174th
The Borderlands of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Beware of the lady who speaks in code.
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Monika-

Population3.075 billion

CapitalIdlewood
LeaderMonika

CurrencyDollar
AnimalEagle

The Borderlands of Monika- is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Monika with an iron fist, and notable for its state-planned economy, infamous sell-swords, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 3.075 billion Monikans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Idlewood. The average income tax rate is 90.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Monikan economy, worth 465 trillion Dollars 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 a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Tourism. 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 151,430 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is well known for declaring war on other countries for suspected slights, public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers, forty-year-old men are asked for their ID before watching the latest pony cartoon movies, and school uniforms are compulsory. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Monika-'s national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Monika- is ranked 13,162nd in the world and 352nd in the Rejected Realms for Highest Average Incomes, with 151,430.04 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,542ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,239thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,174thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,463rdMost Corrupt Governments: 5,106thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,284thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,479thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,612thLargest Black Market: 7,373rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,004thLowest Crime Rates: 8,244thLargest Governments: 10,017thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,085thMost Developed: 10,149thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,290thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,274thMost Cultured: 12,791stHighest Average Incomes: 13,162ndMost Subsidized Industry: 13,361stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,773rdMost Advanced Public Education: 14,951stMost Beautiful Environments: 15,144thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,209thMost Income Equality: 15,606thSmartest Citizens: 16,553rdHealthiest Citizens: 16,650thMost Secular: 16,747thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,810thMost Authoritarian: 17,026thMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,264thMost Efficient Economies: 19,218th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 63rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 127th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 134th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 141st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 163rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 167th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 195th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 206th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 208th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 209th in the regionMost Developed: 235th in the regionLargest Governments: 254th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 286th in the regionLargest Black Market: 290th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 294th in the regionMost Cultured: 299th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 330th in the regionMost Income Equality: 342nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 346th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 352nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 352nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 354th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 373rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 375th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 415th in the regionMost Stationary: 416th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 424th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 434th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 482nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 500th in the regionMost Secular: 505th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Monika-, school uniforms are compulsory.
  • : Following new legislation in Monika-, forty-year-old men are asked for their ID before watching the latest pony cartoon movies.
  • : Following new legislation in Monika-, public footpaths are being slowly eroded by the burgeoning number of ramblers.
  • : Following new legislation in Monika-, the government is well known for declaring war on other countries for suspected slights.
  • : Following new legislation in Monika-, Big Brother is still watching even when your big brother is dead.
  • : Following new legislation in Monika-, traveller camps regularly block five-lane superhighways.
  • : Monika- was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Following new legislation in Monika-, military spending recently hit a new high.
  • : Following new legislation in Monika-, male cubicle workers stand up every time a woman enters the room.
  • : Following new legislation in Monika-, rumor has it that Monika has won three lotteries in a row.

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