The Optimistische Pessimisten of Dangertk is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The Puppeteer with an even hand, and notable for its frequent executions, anti-smoking policies, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cheerful, devout population of 11.903 billion Puppets have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.
The medium-sized, corrupt government is dominated by the Department of Law & Order, with Education also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zaandam. The average income tax rate is 4.6%.
The frighteningly efficient Dangertkian economy, worth a remarkable 1,622 trillion bottles a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Tourism, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 136,294 bottles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.
Drunk drivers are sentenced to death, cheese has become the new icon of political dissent, the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall, and the government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Dangertk's national animal is the beast, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Pessimism.
Most Recent Government Activity: 10 days ago
- 3 days 15 hours ago: Dangertk was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
- 10 days ago: Dangertk lodged a message on the Nederland Regional Message Board.
- 14 days ago: Dangertk fell out of the world Top 5% for Most Subsidized Industry.
- 16 days ago: Dangertk was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Godforsaken.
- 17 days ago: Dangertk was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry (last census: Top 10%).
- 27 days ago: Dangertk was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
- 27 days ago: Dangertk was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Lowest Crime Rates.
- 29 days ago: Dangertk was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector (last census: Top 10%).
- 34 days ago: Dangertk was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
- 35 days ago: Dangertk lodged a message on the Nederland Regional Message Board.