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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,755thMost Influential: 1,929thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,404th
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The Fourth Redoubt

Population1.355 billion

LeaderDefinitely Absolutely Not A Kangaroo


The Dominion of The Fourth Redoubt is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Definitely Absolutely Not A Kangaroo with an iron fist, and notable for its digital currency, ubiquitous missile silos, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.355 billion Fourth Redoubtians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Crest. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 62.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Fourth Redoubtian economy, worth 214 trillion credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 158,670 credits, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 956,308 per year while the poor average 11,841, a ratio of 80.8 to 1.

Employees who skip lunch to avoid sub-par cafeteria food risk getting fired, too many hyper-intelligent chefs can spoil the allegorical broth, imprisonment is the leading cause of disownment, and stony-faced prosecutors play loud gangster rap music during court proceedings. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Fourth Redoubt's national animal is the kestrel, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

The Fourth Redoubt is ranked 105,344th in the world and 3,651st in the West Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 1,210.45 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,755thMost Influential: 1,929thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,404thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,483rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,120thLargest Retail Industry: 5,712thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,276thMost Efficient Economies: 7,625thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,156thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,234thMost Secular: 8,497thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,536thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,114thMost Developed: 10,303rdTop
Highest Average Incomes: 11,689thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,559thLargest Black Market: 13,051stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,205thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,605thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13,761stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,944thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,203rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,470thSmartest Citizens: 15,861stLowest Crime Rates: 17,858thLargest Governments: 17,987thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,977thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 20,580th
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 47th in the regionMost Influential: 51st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 63rd in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 95th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 123rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 126th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 137th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 140th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 146th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 159th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 178th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 182nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 186th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 190th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 207th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 221st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 226th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 233rd in the regionMost Developed: 237th in the regionMost Secular: 240th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 259th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 309th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 311th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 341st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 355th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 376th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 428th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 486th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 497th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 529th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 635th in the region

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