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Largest Insurance Industry: 908thMost Influential: 1,110thLargest Retail Industry: 1,270th
The Terrifying dictatorship of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
ALL HAIL KRAKEN
GLaDOS
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Helix Labs

Population8.796 billion

CapitalHelix Labs City
LeaderGLaDOS

CurrencyCredit
AnimalDire Wolf

The Terrifying dictatorship of Helix Labs is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by GLaDOS with an iron fist, and notable for its infamous sell-swords, keen interest in outer space, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 8.796 billion Helixians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Helix Labs City. The average income tax rate is 50.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Helixian economy, worth a remarkable 1,973 trillion Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 224,411 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.5 times as much as the poorest.

Mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field, things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication, government solves problems by tossing money at the nearest geek, and getting an autograph has become harder than ever. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Helix Labs's national animal is the Dire Wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Helix Labs is ranked 4,909th in the world and 293rd in Osiris for Most Avoided, scoring 491.98 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 908thMost Influential: 1,110thLargest Retail Industry: 1,270thFattest Citizens: 1,674thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,787thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,798thLargest Black Market: 3,098thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,830thMost Efficient Economies: 4,187thHighest Average Incomes: 4,549thMost Avoided: 4,909thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,911thLargest Mining Sector: 4,927thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,021stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,103rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,616thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,672ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,805thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,963rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,007thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,480thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,064thHighest Economic Output: 7,602ndHighest Poor Incomes: 7,808thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,979thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,367thLowest Crime Rates: 9,583rdMost Secular: 9,965thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 12,461stLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,571stLargest Governments: 12,619thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12,786thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,161stSmartest Citizens: 19,292nd
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Most Influential: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 46th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 51st in the regionFattest Citizens: 72nd in the regionTop
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 118th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 121st in the regionLargest Black Market: 164th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 168th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 186th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 194th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 234th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 243rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 260th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 270th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 274th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 283rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 291st in the regionMost Avoided: 293rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 295th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 298th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 317th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 321st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 334th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 339th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 396th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 433rd in the regionMost Secular: 464th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 477th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 529th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 533rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 562nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 590th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 593rd in the regionLargest Governments: 689th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 762nd in the region

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