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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, socially progressive nation, ruled by Sir Prize with a fair hand, and renowned for its absence of drug laws. Its hard-working, intelligent population of 5.514 billion 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 small, liberal, pro-business government appears to have no policy direction whatsoever. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Anywhere. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 10%. A healthy private sector is led by the Book Publishing industry, followed by Arms Manufacturing and Gambling.

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 crippling, and the police force struggles against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Surprise's national animal is the shark, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, its national religion is Astonishment, and its currency is the shock.

Surprise is ranked 528th in 10000 Islands and 76,399th in the world for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 0 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 3 hours ago

  • 9 days ago: Surprise was ranked #1 in the region for Most Politically Free (last census: Top 1%).
  • 39 days ago: Surprise was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Drug Use (last census: Top 1%).
  • 39 days ago: Surprise was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Highest Drug Use (last census: Top 1%).
  • 78 days ago: Surprise was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Politically Free (last census: #1).
  • 96 days ago: Surprise was ranked #1 in the region for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides (last census: Top 1%).
  • 113 days ago: Surprise was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Nudest (last census: Top 5%).
  • 174 days ago: Surprise was cleansed by a Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from Sideeffects, killing 1 million zombies.
  • 174 days ago: Surprise was cleansed by a Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from The Kingdom of Ethopian Empire, killing 1 million zombies.
  • 174 days ago: Surprise was struck by a Cure Missile from The Wild and Free Nation of Thanya, curing 1 million infected.
  • 174 days ago: Surprise was cleansed by a Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from The Interstellar Empire of Nyte, killing 1 million zombies.

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