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Most Extreme: 10thMost Authoritarian: 160thMost Conservative: 266th
The Oppressed Peoples of
Psychotic Dictatorship
We
Influence
Negotiator
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Imploded
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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One Mind

Population194 million

CurrencyGigabyte
Animalmicrochip

The Oppressed Peoples of One Mind is a very large, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its closed borders, digital currency, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 194 million human assets 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 82.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The imploded One Mindian economy, worth 925 billion Gigabytes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Trout Farming, and Tourism. Average income is 4,771 Gigabytes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Interviewees for teaching jobs are waterboarded to "reveal undesirable histories", cinemas play art-house movies to ever-shrinking audiences as film critics rule the industry, policemen regularly conduct midnight raids on closed donut shops to 'collect evidence', and black tea is only available on the black market. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. One Mind's national animal is the microchip, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

One Mind is ranked 96,123rd in the world and 10th in Unit for Longest Average Lifespans, with 71.87 Years.

Top
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Most Extreme: 10thMost Authoritarian: 160thMost Conservative: 266thTop
10%
Safest: 11,989thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,243rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 14,807thMost Income Equality: 18,292nd
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Most Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : One Mind's influence in Unit fell from "Contender" to "Negotiator".
  • : One Mind's influence in Unit rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
  • : Following new legislation in One Mind, black tea is only available on the black market.
  • : Following new legislation in One Mind, policemen regularly conduct midnight raids on closed donut shops to 'collect evidence'.
  • : Following new legislation in One Mind, cinemas play art-house movies to ever-shrinking audiences as film critics rule the industry.
  • : Following new legislation in One Mind, interviewees for teaching jobs are waterboarded to "reveal undesirable histories".
  • : Following new legislation in One Mind, skateboarding is the only legal way to travel.
  • : Following new legislation in One Mind, anything is permissible when wearing latex gloves.
  • : Following new legislation in One Mind, schoolchildren are arrested for possessing sidewalk chalk without a permit.
  • : Following new legislation in One Mind, religious classes are compulsory for all school students.

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