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The Empire of Nihilismicus

“Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch'entrate.”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Outlawed
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Location: Europe

Regional Influence: Minnow

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The Empire of Nihilismicus is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Sir Jack Harper with an iron fist, and remarkable for its teetotalling pirates, strictly enforced bedtime, and avant-garde cinema. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 14.854 billion Nihilismicans 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 prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Welfare and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nihilismicus City. The average income tax rate is 98.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Nihilismicusian economy, worth a remarkable 6,856 trillion 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, broadly diversified black market in Uranium Mining, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Woodchip Exports, 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 461,575 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Anti-vaxxers claim that injected children are prone to psychotic breaks when they see the 'Queen of Diamonds' playing card, veterans' meet-ups involve a lot of tail sniffing, citizens are frequently searched for illegal weapons, and the words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force. Nihilismicus's national animal is the Serpent, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is The Cult of Nyarlathotep.

Nihilismicus is ranked 218,763rd in the world and 1,164th in Europe for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 4.44 Tourists Per Hour.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 13thLargest Mining Sector: 32ndMost Corrupt Governments: 58thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 70thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 79thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 81stMost Subsidized Industry: 111thLargest Black Market: 130thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 178thHighest Poor Incomes: 269thMost Secular: 340thHighest Average Incomes: 420thMost Avoided: 463rdMost Efficient Economies: 820thMost Primitive: 871stHighest Economic Output: 1,016thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,128thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,161stLargest Governments: 1,176thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,260thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,271stLowest Crime Rates: 1,289thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,350thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,920thTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,470thMost Stationary: 3,945thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,031stNudest: 4,604thLargest Retail Industry: 5,222ndMost Authoritarian: 5,335thMost Conservative: 5,965thRudest Citizens: 6,352ndLongest Average Lifespans: 7,863rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,832ndTop
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Most Influential: 13,770thLargest Populations: 14,338thMost Extreme: 19,709thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19,967th
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 7th in the regionMost Secular: 7th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 12th in the regionMost Primitive: 13th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 15th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 19th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 19th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 20th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20th in the regionMost Extreme: 24th in the regionMost Conservative: 24th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 24th in the regionLargest Governments: 24th in the regionNudest: 24th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 29th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 35th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 59th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 73rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 91st in the region

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