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Most Influential: 22ndMost Secular: 130thLowest Crime Rates: 151st
The Scientific Powerhouse of
Psychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship
Quin tu suspendis te?
General Superintendent Aleister Crowley
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Civil Rights
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Economy
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Dark Matter

Population13.891 billion

CapitalAcademy City
LeaderGeneral Superintendent Aleister Crowley
FaithFlying Spaghetti Monster

CurrencyEuro
AnimalPhoenix

The Scientific Powerhouse of Dark Matter is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by General Superintendent Aleister Crowley with an iron fist, and remarkable for its digital currency, vat-grown people, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 13.891 billion Espers 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 large, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Academy City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient scientific economy, worth a remarkable 5,190 trillion Euros a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 373,634 Euros, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway, monarchs only get custody of the royal crown on holidays and weekends, warfare increasingly resembles a video game, and the nation's faithful often say there is a higher power watching over them. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dark Matter's national animal is the Phoenix, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Dark Matter is ranked 151st in the world and 2nd in Europe for Lowest Crime Rates, with 245.59 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

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Most Influential: 22ndMost Secular: 130thLowest Crime Rates: 151stMost Scientifically Advanced: 169thLargest Governments: 280thMost Corrupt Governments: 294thMost Efficient Economies: 309thHighest Poor Incomes: 314thSmartest Citizens: 359thHighest Average Tax Rates: 402ndMost Developed: 436thLongest Average Lifespans: 484thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 493rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 533rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 550thMost Beautiful Environments: 900thMost Subsidized Industry: 901stMost Cultured: 928thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,006thHighest Average Incomes: 1,018thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,064thHealthiest Citizens: 1,066thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,131stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,342ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,351stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,440thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,543rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,836thHighest Economic Output: 1,921stMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,125thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,347thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,405thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,451stTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 2,515thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,387thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,639thMost Inclusive: 5,676thMost Stationary: 6,168thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,347thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,680thTop
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Largest Populations: 19,174thMost Authoritarian: 19,719thLargest Black Market: 24,190th
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 9th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10th in the regionMost Influential: 11th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 11th in the regionMost Developed: 12th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 12th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 14th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 15th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 19th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 20th in the regionMost Stationary: 20th in the regionMost Cultured: 22nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 23rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 28th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 29th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 32nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 51st in the regionLargest Populations: 62nd in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 93rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 94th in the regionLargest Black Market: 96th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 100th in the regionMost Inclusive: 108th in the region

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