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Largest Retail Industry: 1,691st Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,121st Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,496th
The Grandaddy's State of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong
Influence
Power
Grovelling Sidekick
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Cockroftenstein

Population1.16 billion

CapitalRoftopia
LeaderGrandaddy IV
FaithGrandadiasm

CurrencyKek
AnimalWolf

The Grandaddy's State of Cockroftenstein is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Grandaddy IV with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, compulsory vegetarianism, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.16 billion Cockroftensteinians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Education are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Roftopia. The average income tax rate is 68.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Cockroftensteinian economy, worth 208 trillion Keks a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 179,382 Keks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.7 times as much as the poorest.

Only the brainiest citizens become academics, religious people are committed to mental institutions for treatment, holiday-makers leave on the same clandestine boats that illegal immigrants arrive in, and bizarre-looking creatures called 'Wolfdogs' dominate wildlife preserves. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cockroftenstein's national animal is the Wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Grandadiasm.

Cockroftenstein is ranked 158,429th in the world and 7th in Dark Cockpappzania for Most Devout, with 2.39 Prayers Per Hour.

Top
5%
Largest Retail Industry: 1,691stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,121stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,496thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,758thMost Avoided: 2,812thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,824thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,067thMost Secular: 3,301stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,411thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,548thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,994thNudest: 4,493rdLargest Black Market: 4,819thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,965thLargest Mining Sector: 7,416thHighest Average Incomes: 7,668thTop
10%
Largest Insurance Industry: 8,651stMost Efficient Economies: 10,858thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,086thLowest Crime Rates: 14,194thLargest Governments: 15,090thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,422nd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Cockroftenstein was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Secular and the Top 10% for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Cockroftenstein, bizarre-looking creatures called 'Wolfdogs' dominate wildlife preserves.
  • : Following new legislation in Cockroftenstein, holiday-makers leave on the same clandestine boats that illegal immigrants arrive in.
  • : Following new legislation in Cockroftenstein, religious people are committed to mental institutions for treatment.
  • : Following new legislation in Cockroftenstein, only the brainiest citizens become academics.
  • : Cockroftenstein was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Cockroftenstein, the nation's poor can be seen scavenging trash bins for used coffee grounds.
  • : Following new legislation in Cockroftenstein, governments opposing Cockroftenstein are beset by rebels.
  • : Following new legislation in Cockroftenstein, young girls often attend the same schools as their children.
  • : Following new legislation in Cockroftenstein, credit scores fluctuate wildly with every change of government.

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