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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,802nd Most Income Equality: 10,042nd Most Authoritarian: 10,320th
The Kingdom of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Unity, Discipline, Work
Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Fragile
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Crystoneum

Population219 million

CurrencyOrb
AnimalBeagle

The Kingdom of Crystoneum is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its punitive income tax rates, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cynical population of 219 million Crystoneumians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 59.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Crystoneumian economy, worth 5.52 trillion Orbs a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Automobile Manufacturing and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 25,227 Orbs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation is experiencing a severe shortage of sporting events, school lunches are made with hypo-allergenic wood pulp, retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites, and former gun owners are finding that brandishing paintball guns isn't as satisfying as the real thing. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Crystoneum's national animal is the Beagle, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Crystoneum is ranked 90,340th in the world and 2nd in The church of zombie jesus for Most Primitive, scoring -66.27 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,802ndTop
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Most Income Equality: 10,042ndMost Authoritarian: 10,320thMost Pacifist: 14,010th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Crystoneum was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pacifist.
  • : Following new legislation in Crystoneum, former gun owners are finding that brandishing paintball guns isn't as satisfying as the real thing.
  • : Following new legislation in Crystoneum, retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites.
  • : Following new legislation in Crystoneum, school lunches are made with hypo-allergenic wood pulp.
  • : Following new legislation in Crystoneum, the nation is experiencing a severe shortage of sporting events.
  • : Following new legislation in Crystoneum, glamping Crystoneumians won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi.
  • : Following new legislation in Crystoneum, environmental officials dismiss uncontrolled wildfires burning down major cities as nature taking its course.
  • : Following new legislation in Crystoneum, abortions are routinely performed in the nation's hospitals.
  • : Following new legislation in Crystoneum, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits.
  • : Following new legislation in Crystoneum, the nation has opened its arms to an influx of refugees.

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