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The Drug Fueled Utopian Communes of Al Khem

“One material bound of Ta”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Location: Taijitu

Regional Influence: Dealmaker

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The Drug Fueled Utopian Communes of Al Khem is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by EnKu with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, unlimited-speed roads, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 16.208 billion Khems are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Carcossa in the Hyades. The average income tax rate is 99.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Khemish economy, worth a remarkable 6,994 trillion Tas 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 black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Tourism. 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 431,541 Tas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Economic output is rising as the chronically depressed are persuaded not to burden society, children spend all morning taking out a comma and all afternoon putting it back in again, weird kids who eat bugs are breaking the law, and the national security service are a bunch of crooks. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Al Khem's national animal is the Ghak'ell, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Khemist Path of Truth and the Way.

Al Khem is ranked 5,877th in the world and 7th in Taijitu for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 523,959 Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Black Market: 146thLargest Information Technology Sector: 146thMost Advanced Public Education: 163rdHighest Poor Incomes: 196thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 471stMost Advanced Public Transport: 515thMost Scientifically Advanced: 576thHighest Average Incomes: 579thMost Corrupt Governments: 638thMost Subsidized Industry: 688thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 786thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 868thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 918thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,002ndLargest Governments: 1,015thHighest Economic Output: 1,068thMost Devout: 1,091stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,226thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,249thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,384thSmartest Citizens: 1,611thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,710thMost Developed: 1,789thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,831stLowest Crime Rates: 2,056thMost Efficient Economies: 2,305thMost Inclusive: 2,367thTop
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Most Cultured: 2,509thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,657thMost Influential: 3,144thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,658thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,784thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,001stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,877thBest Weather: 8,511thLargest Retail Industry: 10,853rdTop
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Largest Populations: 13,818thHealthiest Citizens: 15,773rdHighest Drug Use: 20,475th
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Most Devout: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the region

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