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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,185thMost Influential: 1,901stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,123rd
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Ethan the terrible

Population2.323 billion


The Matriarchy of Ethan the terrible is a massive, efficient nation, remarkable for its closed borders, rum-swilling pirates, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.323 billion Ethan the terribleans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Administration, and Education are also considered important, while International Aid and Welfare are ignored. The average income tax rate is 75.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Ethan the terriblean economy, worth 363 trillion Ethanbills 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, Uranium Mining, Furniture Restoration, 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 an impressive 156,609 Ethanbills, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Family trees become bare as entire branches are lopped off, the government is overcome with ennui, workers of "fairweather faith" claim six months of paid leave for holy days per year, and it is mandatory to learn evolution in schools. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ethan the terrible's national animal is the Blobfish, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Ethan the terrible is ranked 5,900th in the world and 232nd in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 4,183.23 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,185thMost Influential: 1,901stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,123rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,201stTop
Fattest Citizens: 2,760thLargest Mining Sector: 3,422ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,427thMost Avoided: 3,751stMost Ignorant Citizens: 4,147thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,030thLargest Black Market: 5,465thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,900thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,741stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,859thNudest: 7,935thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,125thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,173rdTop
Highest Average Incomes: 12,727thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,519thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,881stMost Devout: 17,018thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,320thLargest Governments: 19,139thHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,065thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,894thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,371st
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 81st in the regionFattest Citizens: 92nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 95th in the regionTop
Most Avoided: 109th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 131st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 146th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 213th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 232nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 248th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 248th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 296th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 333rd in the regionNudest: 334th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 406th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 558th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 602nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 652nd in the regionMost Influential: 737th in the regionMost Devout: 758th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 809th in the regionLargest Governments: 936th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 952nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 963rd in the region

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