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Most Secular: 1,058thMost Armed: 1,160thRudest Citizens: 1,547th
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Machstaat

Population3.474 billion

CapitalGreatropolis
LeaderJane Doe
Faithundefined

CurrencyE-Credit
Animalbat

The Corporation of Machstaat is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Jane Doe with a fair hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, compulsory military service, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 3.474 billion Machstaatians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Greatropolis. The average income tax rate is 4.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Machstaatian economy, worth 673 trillion E-Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 193,778 E-Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

The sound of office water cooler chatter has been replaced by the whirring of computer cooling fans, grinning punters say that casino roulette is the greatest high that life has to offer, warfare increasingly resembles a video game, and Jane Doe has been seen stealthily slicing fifths off bread loaves. Crime is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Machstaat's national animal is the bat, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is undefined.

Machstaat is ranked 202,826th in the world and 73rd in PolCompBall Discord for Most Primitive, scoring -570.48 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Most Secular: 1,058thMost Armed: 1,160thRudest Citizens: 1,547thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,012thTop
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Fattest Citizens: 2,547thHighest Crime Rates: 3,213thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,390thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,533rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,722ndMost Avoided: 3,739thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,100thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,665thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,696thLargest Retail Industry: 4,837thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,969thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,057thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,122ndHighest Poor Incomes: 6,593rdHighest Average Incomes: 6,819thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,974thMost Influential: 7,692ndMost Efficient Economies: 8,350thSmartest Citizens: 8,458thLargest Black Market: 9,603rdLargest Gambling Industry: 9,862ndTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 12,717thMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,660thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,633rdLargest Insurance Industry: 17,725thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,144thHighest Drug Use: 20,429th
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionNudest: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Machstaat voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Nuremgard".
  • : Machstaat voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Integrity in Law Enforcement".
  • : Following new legislation in Machstaat, Jane Doe has been seen stealthily slicing fifths off bread loaves.
  • : Machstaat was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry and the Top 10% for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Following new legislation in Machstaat, warfare increasingly resembles a video game.
  • : Following new legislation in Machstaat, grinning punters say that casino roulette is the greatest high that life has to offer.
  • : Following new legislation in Machstaat, the sound of office water cooler chatter has been replaced by the whirring of computer cooling fans.
  • : Following new legislation in Machstaat, strange men lingering in offices distributing television sets is a basis for a system of government.
  • : Following new legislation in Machstaat, the military is recruiting war criminals to join its weapons research teams.
  • : Following new legislation in Machstaat, scientific progress marches ever forward with the first ever launch of a cheeseburger into space.

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