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The Republic of Shutdown Government

“Strength Through Freedom”

Category: Benevolent Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Location: Artificial Solar System

Regional Influence: Nipper

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The Republic of Shutdown Government is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by President Hazmat Suit with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, otherworldly petting zoo, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 4.463 billion Shutdown Governmentians enjoy great individual freedoms in everything except elections, which, where they exist at all, are populist shams for a dictatorship government that has no intention of ever giving up power.

The relatively small, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, well-organized government prioritizes Industry, with Defense, Welfare, and Administration also on the agenda, while Environment and Law & Order are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Post-Apocalyptic DC. The average income tax rate is 27.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Shutdown Governmentian economy, worth 846 trillion Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Soda Sales, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 189,750 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.3 times as much as the poorest.

For some reason the census focuses on daily banana ingestion and hourly quip rate, a cat may look at a king and a dude can look at an ass, parents are shocked to find out that having kids costs money, and jumping in puddles after rainstorms has become an indoor activity. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Shutdown Government's national animal is the emu, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Uranium.

Shutdown Government is ranked 22,631st in the world and 55th in Artificial Solar System for Highest Drug Use, scoring 115.2 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 864thHighest Crime Rates: 1,140thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,804thLargest Retail Industry: 1,866thFattest Citizens: 1,878thMost Avoided: 2,038thMost Armed: 2,140thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,256thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 3,025thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,255thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,421stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,032ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,408thLargest Mining Sector: 6,899thMost Efficient Economies: 7,225thLargest Black Market: 7,929thHighest Average Incomes: 8,493rdMost Inclusive: 8,645thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,046thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11,109thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,393rdMost Cultured: 11,683rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,859thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,869thTop
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 13,053rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13,889thMost Patriotic: 14,247thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,929thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,981stHighest Poor Incomes: 16,451stHighest Food Quality: 16,501stLargest Agricultural Sector: 17,201stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,321stLargest Welfare Programs: 21,720thHighest Drug Use: 22,631stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 25,188th
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Largest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionMost Avoided: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 6th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Inclusive: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 14th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 20th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 20th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 31st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 49th in the regionTop
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Highest Drug Use: 55th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 72nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 74th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 77th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 78th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 81st in the regionLargest Black Market: 82nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 84th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 102nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 111th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 117th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 120th in the regionLargest Governments: 138th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 171st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 175th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 176th in the regionNudest: 211th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 230th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 236th in the regionTop
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Most Extreme: 278th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 347th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 350th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 353rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 458th in the regionRudest Citizens: 497th in the region

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