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Highest Poor Incomes: 1stMost Scientifically Advanced: 1stLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd
The Despotic Dictatorship of
Psychotic Dictatorship
God was a dream of good government.
The Despot
Influence
Dealmaker
Founder
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Despoticania

Population31.828 billion

CapitalDespoticania Prime
LeaderThe Despot
FaithChurch of Transcendental Hatred

CurrencyDespollar
AnimalWinged Unicorn Pig

The Despotic Dictatorship of Despoticania is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by The Despot with an iron fist, and renowned for its state-planned economy, digital currency, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 31.828 billion Despoticanians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The relatively small, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Despoticania Prime. The average income tax rate is 99.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Despoticanian economy, worth an astonishing 34,657 trillion Despollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Automobile Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is a breathtaking 1,088,888 Despollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Criminals are thrown to the Winged Unicorn Pigs to repay their debt to society, engine room hooch is the drink of choice among the nation's navy, family isn't who you're born with but who you abandon in foreign countries, and any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property. Crime is totally unknown. Despoticania's national animal is the Winged Unicorn Pig, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Church of Transcendental Hatred.

Despoticania is ranked 8,624th in the world and 23rd in The Alliance of Dictators for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 3,526.46 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Highest Poor Incomes: 1stMost Scientifically Advanced: 1stLargest Information Technology Sector: 2ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rdLargest Black Market: 4thHighest Average Incomes: 5thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7thSmartest Citizens: 10thHighest Economic Output: 10thMost Efficient Economies: 11thMost Subsidized Industry: 19thMost Advanced Public Education: 21stMost Secular: 28thMost Cultured: 36thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 38thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 39thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 45thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 103rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 105thLargest Agricultural Sector: 108thLargest Retail Industry: 120thLargest Governments: 144thMost Corrupt Governments: 146thLargest Mining Sector: 188thMost Developed: 210thMost Armed: 215thLongest Average Lifespans: 232ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 379thMost Stationary: 385thLowest Crime Rates: 393rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 407thLargest Publishing Industry: 715thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,212thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,540thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,601stLargest Populations: 1,910thMost Avoided: 1,953rdHealthiest Citizens: 2,028thTop
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Most Influential: 2,913thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,772ndMost Authoritarian: 7,497thRudest Citizens: 7,520thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,624thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,285thMost Income Equality: 10,662ndTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 13,266thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,105thMost Inclusive: 17,408thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 18,354th
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Most Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 9th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 9th in the regionMost Inclusive: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Despoticania, any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property.
  • : Following new legislation in Despoticania, family isn't who you're born with but who you abandon in foreign countries.
  • : Following new legislation in Despoticania, engine room hooch is the drink of choice among the nation's navy.
  • : Following new legislation in Despoticania, criminals are thrown to the Winged Unicorn Pigs to repay their debt to society.
  • : Following new legislation in Despoticania, politicians look weirdly alike.
  • : Following new legislation in Despoticania, leather-clad individuals can be seen walking their slaves in public parks.
  • : Following new legislation in Despoticania, citizens can only enjoy the splendor of the natural world in designated 'Majesty Appreciation' zones.
  • : Following new legislation in Despoticania, there is a dearth of space for new houses.
  • : Following new legislation in Despoticania, would-be emigrants are told "abandon all hope all ye who would exit here".
  • : Following new legislation in Despoticania, holiday light displays just aren't the same without seizure-inducing strobe effects.

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