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The Eternal Mageocracy of Basementees

“Inde In Cinerem Nos Resurgemus”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Average

Location: Pax Britannia

Regional Influence: Apprentice

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The Eternal Mageocracy of Basementees is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Ođinnshrafn Khagan Numerian IV Drake with an even hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, absence of drug laws, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 18.712 billion Thu'uls are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Novus Damascus. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient K't Hu'ul economy, worth an astonishing 13,493 trillion Runcibles 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, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Uranium Mining, Arms Manufacturing, and Woodchip Exports. 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 a breathtaking 721,119 Runcibles, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Proper policy proposals prerequire professional peer-reviewed papers, signs at the border tell international drivers where they can put their cars, roosters that herald the rising sun are immediately sent to the slaughterhouse, and when shaking hands with foreign leaders Ođinnshrafn Khagan Numerian IV Drake wears an armoured gauntlet. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Basementees's national animal is the Ursine Phoenix, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Nahuatl.

Basementees is ranked 183,777th in the world and 45th in Pax Britannia for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -113 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

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Highest Poor Incomes: 10thMost Subsidized Industry: 21stLargest Information Technology Sector: 22ndLargest Black Market: 30thMost Advanced Public Transport: 40thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 56thMost Scientifically Advanced: 59thHighest Average Incomes: 65thMost Corrupt Governments: 90thMost Advanced Public Education: 102ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 106thLargest Mining Sector: 128thMost Efficient Economies: 133rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 135thLowest Crime Rates: 155thLargest Governments: 175thHighest Economic Output: 197thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 226thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 235thSmartest Citizens: 236thHighest Average Tax Rates: 274thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 358thLargest Insurance Industry: 457thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 498thMost Developed: 534thLongest Average Lifespans: 619thMost Avoided: 625thLargest Welfare Programs: 728thMost Secular: 893rdRudest Citizens: 1,249thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,337thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,675thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,157thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,240thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,510thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,660thMost Inclusive: 2,864thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,954thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,236thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,768thLargest Retail Industry: 5,188thMost Cultured: 5,999thLargest Populations: 6,853rdTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 9,801stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,702ndNudest: 18,267th
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Highest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionNudest: 4th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 3 » Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Arrstotzka, and Maplestan.