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The Element of Surprise

“Didnít see that coming.”

Category: Anarchy
Civil Rights:
Frightening
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Corrupted

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: 10000 Islands

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The Element of Surprise is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Sir Prize with a fair hand, and notable for its absence of drug laws. The hard-working, democratic population of 7.183 billion surprises live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The medium-sized, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Environment, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of anywhere. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 16.5%.

The strong surprised economy, worth 309 trillion shocks a year, is quite specialized and led by the Gambling industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Trout Farming. Average income is 43,059 shocks, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 417,493 per year while the poor average 214, a ratio of 1,948 to 1.

Mr Happy's Funland has just been named Surprise's new capital, Sir Prize has just been declared ruler of Surprise in an international press conference, and astonishment has been named as Surprise's national religion. Crime is a serious problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Surprise's national animal is the shark, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is astonishment.

Surprise is ranked 652nd in 10000 Islands and 63,631st in the world for Most Beautiful Environments, with 23.25 Pounds of Wildlife less Pounds of Concrete per square mile.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 6 days ago

  • 5 days ago: Surprise was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Avoided.
  • 58 days ago: Surprise was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Nudest (last census: Top 10%).
  • 208 days ago: Surprise was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • 212 days ago: Surprise changed its national demonym to "surprise" and its demonym adjective to "surprised".
  • 218 days ago: Surprise published ""Who Can It Be Now" Lyrics" (Account: Culture).
  • 218 days ago: Surprise changed its national faith to "astonishment" and its capital to "anywhere".
  • 286 days ago: Surprise was ranked #1 in the region for Most Politically Free (last census: Top 1%).
  • 316 days ago: Surprise was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Drug Use (last census: Top 1%).
  • 316 days ago: Surprise was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Highest Drug Use (last census: Top 1%).
  • 355 days ago: Surprise was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Politically Free (last census: #1).

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