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Most Valuable International Artwork: 43rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,654thMost Devout: 3,770th
The Nine in the Afternoon of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Work Hard, Go Far, We Are Unstoppable
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Overseer of Blade Corps
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Miss Bad Life Choices

Population5.231 billion

CapitalAzaelai
LeaderDakota Vytherov
FaithLynxism

Currencygold coin
Animalblack hawk

The Nine in the Afternoon of Miss Bad Life Choices is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Dakota Vytherov with an iron fist, and remarkable for its closed borders, ubiquitous missile silos, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.231 billion Rachaels 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, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Azaelai. The average income tax rate is 69.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Rachaelian economy, worth 757 trillion gold coins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 144,739 gold coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.7 times as much as the poorest.

The flight attendant who draws the short straw is on "cockpit bucket duty", the thought of funding space programs drives Dakota Vytherov crazy, several inches are being added to first class seating, and the world outside is only known of in folklore. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Miss Bad Life Choices's national animal is the black hawk, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Lynxism.

Miss Bad Life Choices is ranked 13,485th in the world and 23rd in The Black Hawks for Most Developed, scoring 87.39 on the Human Development Index.

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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,654thMost Devout: 3,770thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,027thMost Armed: 5,516thLargest Mining Sector: 6,558thLargest Black Market: 7,110thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,042ndMost Corrupt Governments: 9,815thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,568thMost Efficient Economies: 11,088thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,230thMost Developed: 13,485thLowest Crime Rates: 13,732ndHighest Average Incomes: 14,688thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,382ndLargest Governments: 19,158thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,146th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15th in the regionMost Devout: 20th in the regionMost Developed: 23rd in the regionMost Armed: 25th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 33rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 34th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 35th in the regionLargest Black Market: 36th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 38th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 42nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 46th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 46th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 48th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 50th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 50th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 51st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 52nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 52nd in the regionLargest Governments: 54th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 55th in the regionLargest Populations: 55th in the region

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