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His Holiness Supreme Leader Ben
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A Deadly Wasteland

Population3.83 billion

CapitalNeu Berlin
LeaderHis Holiness Supreme Leader Ben
FaithMullinism

CurrencyReichsmark
AnimalRadroach

The Glorious Reich of A Deadly Wasteland is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by His Holiness Supreme Leader Ben with an iron fist, and notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, avowedly heterosexual populace, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 3.83 billion Wastelanders 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 relatively small, corrupt, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Neu Berlin. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Wastelandish economy, worth 699 trillion Reichsmarks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 182,752 Reichsmarks, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 548,256 per year while the poor average 47,582, a ratio of 11.5 to 1.

Tower block residents are each held responsible for four square inches of front lawn, auditors are gutting every governmental department, the phrase 'spreading like wildfire' is no longer in the public lexicon, and the government's economic policy is "sort it yourself". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. A Deadly Wasteland's national animal is the Radroach, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Mullinism.

A Deadly Wasteland is ranked 69,116th in the world and 4th in The Seventh Reich for Most Extreme, scoring 22.98 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most Secular: 1,183rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,754thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,011thTop
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Most Avoided: 2,221stMost Corrupt Governments: 2,454thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,496thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,511thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,859thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,007thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,318thLargest Retail Industry: 4,374thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,720thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,965thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,817thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,011thRudest Citizens: 6,161stLargest Mining Sector: 6,175thLargest Black Market: 7,240thHighest Average Incomes: 8,077thTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10,884thMost Influential: 12,564thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,796thFattest Citizens: 15,407thMost Efficient Economies: 15,899thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,334thSmartest Citizens: 17,738thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,027thMost Developed: 19,025thMost Conservative: 19,449th

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