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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 21,501stMost Authoritarian: 22,802nd
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19 Mirrormind

Population2.877 billion


The Republic of 19 Mirrormind is a massive, safe nation, notable for its ban on automobiles, state-planned economy, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 2.877 billion 19 Mirrormindians 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 medium-sized, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. The average income tax rate is 46.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong 19 Mirrormindian economy, worth 199 trillion marks 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, fairly diversified black market in Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Information Technology. 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 69,503 marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Poaching has been on the rise after animals from the nation's zoos were released into the wild, they who do not work shall not eat, families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain, and human tissue is grown in vats as a delicacy as well as for transplants. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. 19 Mirrormind's national animal is the bison, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

19 Mirrormind is ranked 72,317th in the world and 28th in Resuscitation for Largest Governments, scoring 15.72 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 21,501stMost Authoritarian: 22,802nd
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 7th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 8th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10th in the regionBest Weather: 11th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 15th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 15th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 18th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 18th in the regionMost Conservative: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 23rd in the region

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