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Safest: 4thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 38thLowest Crime Rates: 38th
The Metal Empire of
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Kampfgruppe 400

Population38.316 billion

LeaderThe Metal God
FaithHeavy Metal


The Metal Empire of Kampfgruppe 400 is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by The Metal God with an iron fist, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, suspicion of poets, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 38.316 billion Metalheads 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Metalopolis. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Kampfgruppe 400ian economy, worth an astonishing 20,866 trillion imperiums a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is a breathtaking 544,585 imperiums, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,151,621 per year while the poor average 44,795, a ratio of 70.4 to 1.

All footpaths have tollbooths, the first test of a good kindergartener is the quality of the sponge-baths they give, children are expected to carve their own toys, and government statistics suggest 115% of the population love The Metal God. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kampfgruppe 400's national animal is the shark, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Heavy Metal.

Kampfgruppe 400 is ranked 246,174th in the world and 6th in Viking Europe for Most Armed, with 0.06 Weapons Per Person.

Safest: 4thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 38thLowest Crime Rates: 38thHighest Economic Output: 69thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 74thLargest Mining Sector: 89thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 97thLargest Governments: 110thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 134thLargest Agricultural Sector: 155thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 179thHighest Average Incomes: 211thMost Avoided: 285thLargest Insurance Industry: 304thHighest Average Tax Rates: 320thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 364thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 470thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 476thLargest Populations: 482ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 523rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 548thMost Advanced Public Transport: 706thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 788thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,245thMost Efficient Economies: 1,476thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,601stMost Conservative: 1,753rdTop
Fattest Citizens: 3,466thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,592ndMost Subsidized Industry: 3,599thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,112thMost Developed: 4,372ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,629thSmartest Citizens: 6,585thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,005thMost Influential: 7,232ndRudest Citizens: 7,379thMost Devout: 8,163rdLargest Retail Industry: 11,916thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 12,506thMost Authoritarian: 13,221stLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,116thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 18,476thMost Advanced Public Education: 22,586th

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