The Optimistische Pessimisten of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Without innocence the cross is only iron
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The Optimistische Pessimisten of Dangertk is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The Puppeteer with an even hand, and renowned for its national health service, complete lack of prisons, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cheerful, devout population of 13.175 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, although Education is also considered important, while Spirituality and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zaandam. The average income tax rate is 4.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Dangertkian economy, worth a remarkable 1,791 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 136,006 bottles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

The national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall, the government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting, the government is seen to favor Catholics, and citizens must have a license to operate a computer. 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.

Dangertk is ranked 85th in Nederland and 120,100th in the world for Most Primitive, scoring -227 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Dangertk was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Dangertk fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Dangertk was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Highest Police Ratios (last census: Top 10%).
  • : Dangertk altered its national flag.
  • : Dangertk altered its national flag.
  • : Dangertk altered its national flag.
  • : Dangertk was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates (last census: Top 5%).
  • : Dangertk was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Dangertk's influence in Nederland fell from "Envoy" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Dangertk relocated from Balder to Nederland.


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