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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,102ndMost Influential: 3,394thMost Authoritarian: 19,684th
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Population476 million



The Empire of NIGHTRAY is a huge, genial nation, notable for its compulsory military service, zero percent divorce rate, and prohibition of alcohol. The cynical population of 476 million Elestrians 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nightgard. The average income tax rate is 66.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Elestrian economy, worth 23.7 trillion Ducals 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 major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Tourism. Average income is 49,805 Ducals, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Police drones follow every suspected Peeping Tom, the doctor has cold hands, all government facilities are built in the subterranean citadel of Nightgard, and suppression of pro-democracy protests is a daily occurrence. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. NIGHTRAY's national animal is the Alicorn, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

NIGHTRAY is ranked 214,838th in the world and 7,098th in the South Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring -155.97 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,102ndTop
Most Influential: 3,394thTop
Most Authoritarian: 19,684thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 21,057thMost Valuable International Artwork: 23,534th
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Most Influential: 441st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 705th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 723rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 778th in the region

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