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Most Authoritarian: 10,374thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,458thMost Ignorant Citizens: 12,170th
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New Sumatra Island

Population422 million


The Dominion of New Sumatra Island is a huge, orderly nation, notable for its public floggings, irreverence towards religion, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 422 million New Sumatra Islandians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 12.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The New Sumatra Islandian economy, worth 26.1 trillion Rupiahs 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 slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Furniture Restoration, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. 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 61,772 Rupiahs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Sailors spend their shore leave helping old ladies cross the street, the jackhammer is considered a tool of artistic criticism, New Sumatra Islandians are free from pain - but the side effects include loss of individual thought and freedom, and the Ministry of Truthiness now manages the entire media industry. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. New Sumatra Island's national animal is the Sloth, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

New Sumatra Island is ranked 123,076th in the world and 80th in Resuscitation for Most Developed, scoring 53.43 on the Human Development Index.

Most Authoritarian: 10,374thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,458thMost Ignorant Citizens: 12,170thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 19,607th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 7th in the regionTop
Largest Mining Sector: 12th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 13th in the regionMost Secular: 14th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15th in the regionMost Conservative: 15th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 21st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 21st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 23rd in the region

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