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Rudest Citizens: 7,058thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,395thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,286th
The Irradiated Lands of
New York Times Democracy Corporate-Dominated Sham Democracy
War... War Never Changes
The Sole Survivor
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Nuclear Wastelands

Population5.573 billion

CapitalVault 111
LeaderThe Sole Survivor

CurrencyBottle cap

The Irradiated Lands of Nuclear Wastelands is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by The Sole Survivor with a fair hand, and renowned for its smutty television, absence of drug laws, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 5.573 billion Wastelanders 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vault 111. The average income tax rate is 74.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Wastelandian economy, worth 483 trillion Bottle caps a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Retail. Average income is 86,761 Bottle caps, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Elections are won by the candidate who makes the best 'yo mama' jokes, throwing garbage out of your house's front window makes it legally someone else's problem, customer satisfaction with online delivery services is at an all time high, and enemy navies sail within bombardment range of major coastal cities with impunity. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Nuclear Wastelands's national animal is the Deathclaw, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Radiation.

Nuclear Wastelands is ranked 37,524th in the world and 2nd in The Nuclear Wastes for Most Stationary, with 393.3232899396 Days.

Rudest Citizens: 7,058thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,395thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,286thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,318thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 11,068thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,900thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,843rdBest Weather: 16,644thMost Cultured: 16,860thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,143rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,263rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20,191stHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,853rd

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