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The Optimistische Pessimisten of Dangertk

“Without innocence the cross is only iron”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Envoy

Location: Nederland

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The Optimistische Pessimisten of Dangertk is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by The Puppeteer with an iron fist, and remarkable for its happy-go-lucky citizens. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 2.952 billion, 111 million of whom are zombies, Puppets are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it devotes most of its attentions to Law & Order, with areas such as Religion & Spirituality and Social Welfare receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zaandam. The average income tax rate is 31%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, followed by Uranium Mining and Gambling.

It's always rabbit season, X-Files ratings have hit an all-time low, the lowest age at which one can marry has been recently lowered to 12, and wind farms are erected on shuttered oil platforms. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dangertk's national animal is the beast, which is also the nation's favorite main course, its national religion is Pessimism, and its currency is the bottle.

Dangertk is ranked 34th in Nederland and 14,467th in the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 6 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

Dangertk is currently considering its options.

People: 2,841,257,152

Zombies: 111,297,351

Dead: 8,209,300,357

Survival Rate: 25.45%

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 4 days ago

  • 12 days ago: Dangertk was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry (last census: Top 5%).
  • 26 days ago: Following new legislation in Dangertk, wind farms are erected on shuttered oil platforms.
  • 26 days ago: Following new legislation in Dangertk, the lowest age at which one can marry has been recently lowered to 12.
  • 26 days ago: Following new legislation in Dangertk, X-Files ratings have hit an all-time low.
  • 27 days ago: Dangertk was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • 31 days ago: Dangertk was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Godforsaken (last census: Top 5%).
  • 36 days ago: Following new legislation in Dangertk, it's always rabbit season.
  • 36 days ago: Following new legislation in Dangertk, cities are engulfed by smog.
  • 36 days ago: Following new legislation in Dangertk, the nation's industries are scrambling to switch to biodegradable plastics.
  • 40 days ago: Dangertk was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Father Knows Best State".

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