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Largest Black Market: 4,324th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,872nd Most Ignorant Citizens: 8,402nd
The Land of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Mashed Potato do the Turkey Trot
Influence
Eminence Grise
Minister of Thanksgiving Polka Dances
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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1000 Dances

Population14.976 billion

CapitalWatusi
LeaderWilson Picket
FaithMusic

Currencydance
Animalshoe

The Land of 1000 Dances is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Wilson Picket with an iron fist, and notable for its teetotalling pirates, soft-spoken computers, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 14.976 billion 1000 Dancesians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Environment, although Healthcare, Public Transport, and Industry are also considered important, while Administration is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Watusi. The average income tax rate is 65.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong 1000 Dancesian economy, worth 630 trillion dances a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Information Technology and Basket Weaving. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 42,132 dances, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Grandparents tell young ones tales of the good old days when people had cake on their birthday, the practice of capital punishment proves divisive, Wilson Picket spends weekends doing the laundry of foreign leaders, and the combined alert sound of a nation simultaneously receiving a text message is a common cause of hearing damage. Crime, especially youth-related, is a problem, possibly because it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many regulations. 1000 Dances's national animal is the shoe, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Music.

1000 Dances is ranked 118,101st in the world and 7th in Thanksgiving for Most Developed, scoring 49.71 on the Human Development Index.

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Largest Black Market: 4,324thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,872ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 8,402ndTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,962ndLargest Populations: 10,203rdMost Rebellious Youth: 10,540thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,467thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,641stBest Weather: 13,359thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15,511thHighest Crime Rates: 16,259thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,306th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : 1000 Dances was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Following new legislation in 1000 Dances, the combined alert sound of a nation simultaneously receiving a text message is a common cause of hearing damage.
  • : Following new legislation in 1000 Dances, Wilson Picket spends weekends doing the laundry of foreign leaders.
  • : Following new legislation in 1000 Dances, the practice of capital punishment proves divisive.
  • : Following new legislation in 1000 Dances, grandparents tell young ones tales of the good old days when people had cake on their birthday.
  • : Following new legislation in 1000 Dances, police officers find government bureaucracy more terrifying than most serial killers.
  • : 1000 Dances was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : The Thankful Province of Eastern Forestavia renamed the office held by 1000 Dances from "The Dancer" to "Minister of Thanksgiving Polka Dances" in Thanksgiving.
  • : 1000 Dances was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in 1000 Dances, disaster relief budgets are growing like wildfire.

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