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Nudest: 3,428thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,016thLargest Retail Industry: 14,172nd
The Colony of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
For The Greater Good!
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Habitat Ship 027

Population516 million

CurrencyRation Credit
AnimalGenetically-engineered lab-rat

The Colony of Habitat Ship 027 is a huge, orderly nation, notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, free-roaming dinosaurs, and enforced nudity. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 516 million New Humans 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, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 20.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong New Human economy, worth 34.2 trillion Ration Credits 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 Information Technology, Retail, Uranium Mining, and Arms Manufacturing. 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 66,228 Ration Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

The big red machine has ground to a halt, children are often punished for the sins of the fathers, New Human politicians spend a lot of time praising East Lebatuckese policies these days, and shouting contests are an important part of government job interviews. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Habitat Ship 027's national animal is the Genetically-engineered lab-rat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Habitat Ship 027 is ranked 213,340th in the world and 4,678th in Artificial Solar System for Most Primitive, scoring -147.7 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Nudest: 3,428thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,016thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 14,172ndMost Avoided: 14,290thMost Secular: 20,405thMost Corrupt Governments: 20,423rdMost Authoritarian: 22,104thMost Conservative: 24,321st
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 27th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 51st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 61st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 78th in the regionMost Secular: 85th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 121st in the regionMost Avoided: 159th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 183rd in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 314th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 337th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 384th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 386th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 403rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 409th in the regionMost Conservative: 411th in the regionFattest Citizens: 416th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 435th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 468th in the region

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