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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 242ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 331stLargest Black Market: 1,222nd
The Avuronian Queendom of
Mother Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Hence the Word Progress
Queen Scarlet
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Mike Roctafinserland

Population6.395 billion

CapitalOkusha
LeaderQueen Scarlet
FaithTaraa

CurrencyRoctanian Dollar
Animalneko

The Avuronian Queendom of The Mike Roctafinserland is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Queen Scarlet with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, pith helmet sales, and compulsory vegetarianism. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 6.395 billion Roctanians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Defense, with Industry, Education, and Administration also on the agenda, while International Aid receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Okusha. The average income tax rate is 90.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Mike Roctafinserlandian economy, worth a remarkable 1,345 trillion Roctanian Dollars 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Basket Weaving, Information Technology, and Retail. 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 amazing 210,392 Roctanian Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Warm coats are the hottest trend, veterans' meet-ups involve a lot of tail sniffing, citizens have reported seeing strange rays of light emanating from the moon, and lottery winners spend most of their money on security. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Mike Roctafinserland's national animal is the neko, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Taraa.

The Mike Roctafinserland is ranked 13,090th in the world and 702nd in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 87.69 on the Human Development Index.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 242ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 331stLargest Black Market: 1,222ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,387thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,506thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,432ndMost Corrupt Governments: 2,738thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,792ndHighest Average Incomes: 5,504thMost Influential: 5,586thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,728thMost Avoided: 5,881stLargest Retail Industry: 6,568thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,676thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,996thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,074thMost Efficient Economies: 8,246thLargest Governments: 9,368thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,403rdTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,821stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,035thHighest Economic Output: 12,103rdMost Developed: 13,090thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,789thMost Cultured: 17,338thMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,008thLargest Information Technology Sector: 19,914thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,614th
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20th in the regionLargest Black Market: 53rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 66th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 80th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 89th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 108th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 196th in the regionMost Avoided: 213th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 261st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 294th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 324th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 333rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 342nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 385th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 387th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 407th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 425th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 458th in the regionLargest Governments: 462nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 473rd in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 650th in the regionMost Developed: 702nd in the regionNudest: 720th in the regionLargest Populations: 811th in the regionMost Cultured: 839th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 964th in the region

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