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Most Devout: 1stMost Primitive: 1stMost Pacifist: 2nd
The Holiest of the Holy Lands of
Authoritarian Democracy
Please, may I offer you a cup of Kool-Aid?
Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Imploded
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Deep South Borland

Population37.574 billion

CapitalSacrosanct City
LeaderHis Supreme Holy Eminence
FaithThe Truest Fairy Tale Ever Told

CurrencySacrament
AnimalLamb

The Holiest of the Holy Lands of Deep South Borland is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by His Supreme Holy Eminence with an even hand, and renowned for its parental licensing program, ban on automobiles, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, humorless, devout population of 37.574 billion Deep South Borlandeese are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sacrosanct City. The average income tax rate is 78.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but stagnant Deep South Borlandite economy, worth 223 trillion Sacraments a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Basket Weaving industry, with significant contributions from Furniture Restoration. Average income is 5,937 Sacraments, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Single celebrities have to repeatedly prove their chastity to avoid being married off to infatuated fans, criminals and college students are taking an interest in the government's new weed-killing program, His Supreme Holy Eminence's luxurious new home has been designated as a protected cultural heritage site, and the act of reporting blasphemy is known as 'Orthodoxxing'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Deep South Borland's national animal is the Lamb, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Truest Fairy Tale Ever Told.

Deep South Borland is ranked 32,694th in the world and 23rd in Wysteria for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 59.63 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

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Most Devout: 1stMost Primitive: 1stMost Pacifist: 2ndBest Weather: 2ndMost Beautiful Environments: 3rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4thLowest Crime Rates: 4thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8thMost Ignorant Citizens: 9thNicest Citizens: 28thMost Cultured: 133rdMost Stationary: 335thMost Corrupt Governments: 339thLargest Populations: 843rdTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 3,252ndHighest Food Quality: 3,994thMost Conservative: 5,105thMost Influential: 6,310thMost Authoritarian: 9,263rdTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 15,928thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,393rd
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Best Weather: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 4th in the regionMost Conservative: 5th in the regionMost Stationary: 7th in the regionMost Extreme: 7th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Deep South Borland, the act of reporting blasphemy is known as 'Orthodoxxing'.
  • : Following new legislation in Deep South Borland, His Supreme Holy Eminence's luxurious new home has been designated as a protected cultural heritage site.
  • : Following new legislation in Deep South Borland, criminals and college students are taking an interest in the government's new weed-killing program.
  • : Following new legislation in Deep South Borland, single celebrities have to repeatedly prove their chastity to avoid being married off to infatuated fans.
  • : Deep South Borland's influence in Wysteria rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".
  • : Following new legislation in Deep South Borland, escargots have lost their charm ever since they started to be called 'cooked land snails'.
  • : Following new legislation in Deep South Borland, nobility is the world's oldest profession.
  • : Following new legislation in Deep South Borland, park rangers perform full-body searches on suspected fungus smugglers.
  • : Following new legislation in Deep South Borland, wrongful arrests abound as 'criminals' blame the guy next to them.
  • : Following new legislation in Deep South Borland, the experimental sculpture "Overtures In Dried Lamb Dung" has been declared a national treasure.

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