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Most Valuable International Artwork: 279thMost Secular: 1,502ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,757th
The 𝙽𝚎𝚝𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚔 of
Psychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship
𝚊𝚜𝚜𝚒𝚖𝚒𝚕𝚊𝚝𝚎 *;
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Civil Rights
Outlawed
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The Cosmic Mainframe

Population949 million

Capital𝙽𝚘𝚋𝚎𝚝𝚞
Leader𝚁𝚘𝚘𝚝 𝙿𝚛𝚘𝚌𝚎𝚜𝚜𝚘𝚛

Currency𝙿𝚛𝚘𝚌𝚎𝚜𝚜𝚘𝚛 𝙲𝚢𝚌𝚕𝚎
Animal𝙰𝙸

The 𝙽𝚎𝚝𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚔 of The Cosmic Mainframe is a huge, safe nation, ruled by 𝚁𝚘𝚘𝚝 𝙿𝚛𝚘𝚌𝚎𝚜𝚜𝚘𝚛 with an iron fist, and notable for its parental licensing program, digital currency, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 949 million 𝙿𝚛𝚘𝚌𝚎𝚜𝚜𝚘𝚛𝚜 are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of 𝙽𝚘𝚋𝚎𝚝𝚞. The average income tax rate is 91.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming 𝙲𝚘𝚖𝚙𝚞𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚣𝚎𝚍 economy, worth 162 trillion 𝙿𝚛𝚘𝚌𝚎𝚜𝚜𝚘𝚛 𝙲𝚢𝚌𝚕𝚎s a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Furniture Restoration. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 170,986 𝙿𝚛𝚘𝚌𝚎𝚜𝚜𝚘𝚛 𝙲𝚢𝚌𝚕𝚎s, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Maintaining economic growth is no laughing matter, weapons are only sold to foreign governments that are legitimate enough to not bounce the cheque, songs in 4/4 time are simply too common for the musical cognoscenti, and there's a lot of mouth-breathers about these days. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Cosmic Mainframe's national animal is the 𝙰𝙸, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

The Cosmic Mainframe is ranked 85,796th in the world and 3,101st in the Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 1,457.03 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 279thMost Secular: 1,502ndTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,757thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,840thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,629thMost Authoritarian: 4,552ndLowest Crime Rates: 4,740thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,836thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,013thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,020thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,183rdHighest Poor Incomes: 7,599thLargest Governments: 8,040thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,145thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,253rdHealthiest Citizens: 8,371stMost Conservative: 8,412thHighest Average Incomes: 9,607thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 10,325thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,725thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,905thLargest Black Market: 11,062ndLargest Mining Sector: 11,444thMost Extreme: 15,357thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17,249thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,714thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18,454thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,228th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 9th in the regionMost Secular: 47th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 70th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 104th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 122nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 123rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 127th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 130th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 171st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 181st in the regionLargest Governments: 187th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 202nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 206th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 211th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 218th in the regionMost Extreme: 222nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 229th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 232nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 240th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 283rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 287th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 289th in the regionLargest Black Market: 318th in the regionTop
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Most Conservative: 374th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 447th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 465th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 520th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 536th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 585th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 635th in the regionMost Developed: 689th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Cosmic Mainframe, there's a lot of mouth-breathers about these days.
  • : Following new legislation in The Cosmic Mainframe, songs in 4/4 time are simply too common for the musical cognoscenti.
  • : Following new legislation in The Cosmic Mainframe, weapons are only sold to foreign governments that are legitimate enough to not bounce the cheque.
  • : Following new legislation in The Cosmic Mainframe, maintaining economic growth is no laughing matter.
  • : Following new legislation in The Cosmic Mainframe, a citizen who thinks a slave is a deadbeat is entitled to make the descriptor literally true.
  • : The Cosmic Mainframe was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in The Cosmic Mainframe, drill sergeants yell in the ears of bespectacled nerds in cybermilitary "reboot camps".
  • : Following new legislation in The Cosmic Mainframe, citizens are barcoded to keep track of their movements.
  • : Following new legislation in The Cosmic Mainframe, children who can't memorize their multiplication tables are sent to the mines.
  • : Following new legislation in The Cosmic Mainframe, friendly fire incidents usually result in severe burns.

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