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Largest Insurance Industry: 2,520thMost Influential: 2,543rdMost Patriotic: 3,543rd
The Capitulation of
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Civil Rights
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Political Freedom
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Population2.018 billion



The Capitulation of Authoritism is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Unknown with an iron fist, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, aversion to nipples, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.018 billion Authoritismen 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Unknown. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 78.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Authoritismian economy, worth 338 trillion Unknowns a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 167,799 Unknowns, with the richest citizens earning 9.4 times as much as the poorest.

Smiling in public is seen as criminally suspicious behaviour, peace talks occasionally rack up a higher body count than the wars they seek to stop, frisbee games on college quadrangles are grounds for expulsion, and naturists are jailed regularly for indecent exposure. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Authoritism's national animal is the Unknown, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Unknown.

Authoritism is ranked 212,090th in the world and 188th in Lands End for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring -6.88 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Largest Insurance Industry: 2,520thMost Influential: 2,543rdTop
Most Patriotic: 3,543rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,624thMost Secular: 3,636thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,742ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,506thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,696thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,570thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,621stMost Avoided: 6,111thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,125thLargest Mining Sector: 6,613thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,192ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,106thLowest Crime Rates: 9,911thLargest Black Market: 11,483rdHighest Average Incomes: 11,645thMost Conservative: 12,617thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 13,004thLargest Governments: 13,452ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,185thMost Authoritarian: 14,346thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,379thMost Efficient Economies: 15,394thHealthiest Citizens: 16,287thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,676thMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,991stMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,235thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,334thSmartest Citizens: 22,065thMost Developed: 25,081st
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 6th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10th in the regionMost Patriotic: 10th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 10th in the regionMost Secular: 10th in the regionTop
Most Conservative: 11th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12th in the regionMost Avoided: 18th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Authoritism was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Authoritism's influence in Lands End rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".
  • : Authoritism changed its national nation type to "Capitulation".
  • : Authoritism changed its national animal to "Unknown", its capital to "Unknown", its currency to "Unknown", its faith to "Unknown", and its leader to "Unknown".
  • : Authoritism altered its national flag.
  • : Authoritism was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Authoritism lodged a message on the Lands End Regional Message Board.
  • : Authoritism was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Insurance Industry.
  • : Authoritism altered its national flag.
  • : Authoritism endorsed The Hallowed Queendom of Aeraven.