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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 298thLargest Mining Sector: 338thMost Primitive: 340th
The Barren Wastelands of
Psychotic Dictatorship
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The Taklamakan Desert

Population4.44 billion

CapitalÜrümqi
LeaderSalih Hudayar
FaithSunni Islam

CurrencyYuan
AnimalCamel

The Barren Wastelands of The Taklamakan Desert is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Salih Hudayar with an iron fist, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, public floggings, and ban on automobiles. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.44 billion Taklamakans 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Spirituality, and Administration are also considered important, while Environment and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ürümqi. The average income tax rate is 79.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Taklamakan economy, worth a remarkable 1,124 trillion Yuan 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, 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 amazing 253,246 Yuan, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

God-fearing citizens can be seen in prayer circles around the Big Max impact crater, the government is hungry to spread communism beyond the nation's borders, otherwise healthy people are being sent to internment camps because they have VODAIS, and smiling in public is seen as criminally suspicious behaviour. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Taklamakan Desert's national animal is the Camel, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Sunni Islam.

The Taklamakan Desert is ranked 7,569th in the world and 14th in Sonindia for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 6,819.73 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 298thLargest Mining Sector: 338thMost Primitive: 340thMost Ignorant Citizens: 411thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 595thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 599thMost Devout: 689thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 801stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 936thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,385thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,536thLargest Black Market: 1,541stMost Armed: 1,851stMost Avoided: 1,890thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 2,461stMost Influential: 2,501stHighest Average Incomes: 3,244thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,576thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,865thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,803rdNudest: 7,283rdLowest Crime Rates: 7,287thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,569thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,656thLargest Governments: 8,937thMost Conservative: 9,152ndMost Authoritarian: 9,214thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,559thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 10,580thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,180thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,504thHighest Economic Output: 14,935thMost Efficient Economies: 17,717th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Conservative: 7th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7th in the regionNudest: 7th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 8th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 10th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 14th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 15th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 17th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 18th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 18th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19th in the regionLargest Governments: 19th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 25th in the regionMost Extreme: 29th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 30th in the region

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