Most Advanced Defense Forces: 782ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,557thMost Secular: 1,820th
The Free Democratic State of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Protect thy ears
Imperator Joe Average XIII
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Ear Exploder 9000

Population2.101 billion

CapitalCacophonia
LeaderImperator Joe Average XIII
FaithJoeism

CurrencyDecibel
AnimalJoeaveragian Pike

The Free Democratic State of Ear Exploder 9000 is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Imperator Joe Average XIII with an iron fist, and renowned for its public floggings, ubiquitous missile silos, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.101 billion Earexplodians 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, moralistic, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Industry, Administration, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Environment receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cacophonia. The average income tax rate is 76.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Earexplodian economy, worth 371 trillion Decibels 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 black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, 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 176,838 Decibels, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

The nation tends not to learn from its history, the nation is committed to nuclear rearmament, high-tech infantry rifles automatically reload when the soldier shoots outside the screen of their helmet HUD, and infantry are nicknamed "mushrooms" because they get fed crap and are left in the dark. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ear Exploder 9000's national animal is the Joeaveragian Pike, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Joeism.

Ear Exploder 9000 is ranked 7,077th in the world and 86th in 10000 Islands for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 8,741.03 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 782ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,557thMost Secular: 1,820thMost Patriotic: 2,004thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,069thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,189thMost Influential: 3,571stMost Avoided: 4,480thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,107thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,169thLargest Black Market: 6,220thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,077thLargest Mining Sector: 7,720thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,376thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,911thHighest Average Incomes: 10,446thTop
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Most Armed: 14,134thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,542ndMost Efficient Economies: 14,905thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 16,711thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,859thMost Developed: 18,214thLargest Governments: 18,306thMost Authoritarian: 18,515thHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,257thMost Conservative: 19,383rdLongest Average Lifespans: 22,264thLargest Information Technology Sector: 24,065th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16th in the regionMost Patriotic: 22nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 26th in the regionMost Secular: 41st in the regionMost Avoided: 52nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 53rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 65th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 69th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 70th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 86th in the regionMost Conservative: 86th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 94th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 97th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 98th in the regionMost Armed: 122nd in the region

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