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Largest Retail Industry: 1,994th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,141st Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,977th
The Grandaddy's State of
Corporate Police State
One death is a tragedy, one million is a statistic
Influence
Power
Grovelling Sidekick
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Cockroftenstein

Population624 million

CapitalRoftopia

CurrencyKek
AnimalWolf

The Grandaddy's State of Cockroftenstein is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its ban on automobiles, public floggings, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 624 million Cockroftensteinians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Education also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Roftopia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 64.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Cockroftensteinian economy, worth 97.8 trillion Keks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 156,664 Keks, with the richest citizens earning 5.4 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens have reported seeing strange rays of light emanating from the moon, Cockroftenstein is increasingly belligerent on the international stage, otherwise healthy people are being sent to internment camps because they have VODAIS, and sexually-starved male dinosaurs terrorise tourists during weekly breakouts from Mesozoic Park. 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.

Cockroftenstein is ranked 88,947th in the world and 6th in Dark Cockpappzania for Most Armed, with 0.26 Weapons Per Person.

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Largest Retail Industry: 1,994thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,141stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,977thMost Avoided: 3,011thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,460thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,916thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,629thNudest: 4,741stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,862ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,900thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,850thTop
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Largest Black Market: 8,674thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,849thLargest Mining Sector: 10,961stMost Efficient Economies: 11,089thHighest Average Incomes: 11,283rdLargest Insurance Industry: 14,623rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,585thMost Secular: 16,063rd
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Cockroftenstein lodged a message on the Dark Cockpappzania Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Cockroftenstein, sexually-starved male dinosaurs terrorise tourists during weekly breakouts from Mesozoic Park.
  • : Following new legislation in Cockroftenstein, otherwise healthy people are being sent to internment camps because they have VODAIS.
  • : Following new legislation in Cockroftenstein, Cockroftenstein is increasingly belligerent on the international stage.
  • : Following new legislation in Cockroftenstein, citizens have reported seeing strange rays of light emanating from the moon.
  • : Following new legislation in Cockroftenstein, it is considered unpatriotic to learn a foreign language.
  • : Cockroftenstein created a custom banner.
  • : Following new legislation in Cockroftenstein, people spend a lot on hair and nails.
  • : Following new legislation in Cockroftenstein, the nation forgives those who are big enough to admit they made a mistake.
  • : Cockroftenstein lodged a message on the Dark Cockpappzania Regional Message Board.

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