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The Controlled Lands of Pikatroid

“Totus pro valde rector Pikatroid”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Outlawed
Economy:
Struggling
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Lazarus

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The Controlled Lands of Pikatroid is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Pikatroid with an iron fist, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 15.082 billion Pikatroidians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it devotes most of its attentions to Defence, with areas such as Social Welfare and Social Equality receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pikatroid City. The average income tax rate is 99%. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

Every product goes through extensive safety-testing by the government, high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate, naturists are jailed regularly for indecent exposure, and crime suspects are forced to submit to blood testing. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Pikatroid's national animal is the Nummy Muffin Coocol Butter, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, its national religion is a major religion, and its currency is the Unobtanium.

Pikatroid is ranked 2,549th in Lazarus and 74,571st in the world for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 2 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 3 days 2 hours ago

  • 5 days ago: Pikatroid fell out of the regional Top 10% for Best Weather.
  • 6 days ago: Pikatroid was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Corrupt Governments (last census: Top 5%).
  • 8 days ago: Pikatroid was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare.
  • 9 days ago: Pikatroid was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Extreme.
  • 11 days ago: Pikatroid was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Healthiest Citizens.
  • 16 days ago: Pikatroid was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • 23 days ago: Pikatroid was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • 24 days ago: Pikatroid was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Authoritarian.
  • 25 days ago: Pikatroid was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • 28 days ago: Pikatroid was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Welfare Programs.

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by Max Barry

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