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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,201stMost Subsidized Industry: 2,278thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,933rd
The Theocratic Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Peace be to the Theocratic Republic
Supreme Leader Eric Wright
Influence
Dealmaker
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Imagination Animals

Population2.221 billion

CapitalCrossoveripolis
LeaderSupreme Leader Eric Wright
FaithHefflism

CurrencyCrossoverian Rial
AnimalVirginia Opossum

The Theocratic Republic of The Imagination Animals is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Supreme Leader Eric Wright with an iron fist, and notable for its public floggings, frequent executions, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.221 billion Imaginanimalsians 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 enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Crossoveripolis. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 81.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Imagination Animalsian economy, worth 312 trillion Crossoverian Rials a year, is mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Trout Farming, Uranium Mining, Furniture Restoration, and Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 140,719 Crossoverian Rials, with the richest citizens earning 8.6 times as much as the poorest.

The crispy fried liver of a Virginia Opossum is prized as a tasty treat by vagrants, tribal villagers hide behind the sofa when missionaries knock at their doors, children are raised bilingual from an early age, and expensive lawyers are hired to defend citizens in court for public urination charges against their pets. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Imagination Animals's national animal is the Virginia Opossum, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Hefflism.

The Imagination Animals is ranked 11,734th in the world and 2nd in Amalgamated Federation for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 373,084 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,201stMost Subsidized Industry: 2,278thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,933rdMost Devout: 4,138thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,485thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,202ndLargest Black Market: 8,084thMost Efficient Economies: 8,204thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,467thLargest Mining Sector: 8,938thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,044thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,511thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,734thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 12,540thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,193rdLargest Governments: 14,379thLowest Crime Rates: 15,060thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,483rdHighest Average Incomes: 16,503rdMost Conservative: 19,534thMost Developed: 19,575thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 21,502ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 22,465thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 23,144th
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Most Devout: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the region

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