by Max Barry

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 28thMost Scientifically Advanced: 125thLowest Crime Rates: 132nd
The Federal Commonwealth of
Corrupt Dictatorship
The only constant in politics: change
Primarch Dicko
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population9.179 billion

CapitalThe Citadel
LeaderPrimarch Dicko


The Federal Commonwealth of Dicko is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Primarch Dicko with an iron fist, and renowned for its parental licensing program, soft-spoken computers, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 9.179 billion Dickoans 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, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Citadel. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Dickoan economy, worth a remarkable 4,144 trillion Bitcoins 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, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. 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 an amazing 451,559 Bitcoins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper, there is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality, friendly fire incidents usually result in severe burns, and sections of the police receive paramilitary training. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dicko's national animal is the Gryphon, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Dicko is ranked 140,109th in the world and 6,926th in The North Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 239.48 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Largest Information Technology Sector: 28thMost Scientifically Advanced: 125thLowest Crime Rates: 132ndHighest Poor Incomes: 154thMost Corrupt Governments: 280thMost Secular: 303rdSmartest Citizens: 322ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 328thLargest Governments: 336thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 339thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 367thHighest Average Tax Rates: 424thHighest Average Incomes: 444thMost Advanced Public Education: 501stMost Influential: 599thMost Efficient Economies: 821stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 900thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 936thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,097thLargest Black Market: 1,111thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,148thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,353rdLargest Insurance Industry: 1,405thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,455thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,621stMost Developed: 1,712thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,848thTop
Highest Economic Output: 2,450thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,475thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,977thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,410thLargest Retail Industry: 4,237thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,091stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,377thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,746thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,812thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,518thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7,267thLargest Mining Sector: 7,676thTop
Most Stationary: 11,050thLargest Welfare Programs: 18,093rd
Largest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionMost Secular: 10th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13th in the regionLargest Governments: 15th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 15th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 23rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 24th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 30th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 39th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 41st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 44th in the regionLargest Black Market: 47th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 56th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 57th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 58th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 70th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 71st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 75th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 94th in the regionMost Developed: 98th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 103rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 146th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 162nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 182nd in the regionMost Influential: 204th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 204th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 222nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 231st in the regionMost Stationary: 247th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 259th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 268th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 300th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 304th in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 503rd in the regionLargest Populations: 519th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 794th in the regionRudest Citizens: 862nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, sections of the police receive paramilitary training.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, friendly fire incidents usually result in severe burns.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, there is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, there's a lot of mouth-breathers about these days.
  • : Dicko voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Access to Abortion".
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, parents seeking custody have to write a five-thousand word analysis of their child's imaginary friend.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, third world countries are rich in "I Love The Citadel" t-shirts.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, the latest political memes depict Primarch Dicko as an overly-choreographed robot.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 315 » Yaorozu, Great Bights Mum, Unimaginable Doom, Sunto, Notyoutopia, Sil Dorsett, Holy Oranz, Shadowrik, Selfgradatude, Frances Francis the First of France, Xentherida, Wineclaw, Siwale, Malta Comino Gozo, Alice Gardens, Pallaith, PlanetPunk, Kwaj, Koda-Land, Diodone, Kelvaros Prime, Necromonia, Dadastan Archipelago, Yukti, New Chilokver, Buckerino, New Lakemba, Humptalumpta, Cloydicia, The Iron Lions, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Territorio di Nessuno, Panama Coalition, Corfad, Unsophisticate, The Syca, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Eglise Sainte Eve, Puczovska, Atain, Calamazo, Phoronu, Dopeland420, Shibutani, Viridiann, Detrivania, Former English Colony, Highton Islands, United Draconia, and 265 others.New Trisone, The Gamer Party, Whereisthatistan, Empy, Zeternia, Ethnon, Sundred, SORT, Sea Ghost, Hyperbanus, Maott, El Fiji Grande, Kobagia, Arstungry, Dar es Saalam, Wilkshire, The Discipled, Amestris-Britannia, Tarr-Nation, Rosewood-, Dragonar, The Rhein States, The Most Freedom Ever, New Pruessen, United Kahndaq, Niradans, Zokk, Vincone Cae, Votak Matim, Soviet Terran, Valhalla123, North Bratislava, Dreadton, Kasazzastan, Omnistria, Warsaw-Halicz, Guer Aike, The Windmilluminati, Avemterra, Napnomadia, Bearical, Ninjak30, Zumlandia, Haor Chall, Partax, Asgardira, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Pasargad, Newpromisedland, The Sinclarian Provinces, Joodey, Revolutionary Sealand, Acrabinnia, Egalico, Solmetria, Plangainer, Steampunk Ariel, Trillius, Astronomical, Abject Ludicrosity, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, British Pacific Islands, Loutsland, Republic of New Atlantis, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Orado, Astrind, Glurponia, Wisconsota, Runeda, Daiz, Seenvorland, The Tampa Bay Rays, Ice and Tinian, New Octicarg, Ham Federation, McMasterdonia, The Stratosphere Islands, Fizban, Faircliff, Tellavinna, Gnomewatchers, Eteles, Tachycardia, Serendipita Martia, PotatoFarmers, Clan Spaniel, Kranostav, Xagill, Miamington, Pazair, Dabarastan, Zyvetskistaahn, Lendara, Ravendi, Interdimensional Zone, Fraguale Cothe, Castle Federation, Freyford, Palgo, Nationeer, Vathnutum, Misthas, Anungu, Valshire, Valentine Z, Terban Kedah, Fendlium, Praeceps, Zecit, Volstokn, Loli County, East Akra, Cobleck Weleis, Arlens Apartment, Austral States of America, Alamei, Chekrand, Lungha, Keventle, Hamerica, Fayyayid, Merconitonitopia, Valatic Ash, Woodsend, The Sansvich, Yokciq Empire, The New Communist Republic Of States, Wit Noreis, Khoik, MiaryBhalzhack, The Endless Eventide, New Jamgra, Vivanco, Psychotic Vegans, Godwanna, Eschatosia, Xyrron, Olofin, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Ihese, Logovets, SherpDaWerp in TNP, Prevaland, Stone Ira, The World Capitalist Confederation, New Avian, Crader, Nisastria, Thenationofthesun, Aeolist, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Antiyard, Nistriabar, Varola, Avastate, Unshleepd, Irishvan, KhalChicken, Solskjar, Hyphen, Armandlandia, The Pantheons, The Serdey Islands, Korovan Isles, Westinor, Californian Redwood, Rescadra, Solimun, Wurplestan, Fauzjhia, Oceanialia, Mesopotama, Greater Pittsburgh, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Prydania, Nordic-British Union, PortvgaI, The Ricebenders, Frostcell, Sikol, TLTland, Saperisole, Zzozona, Hopsin, Iztocna Slavija, Ver Testua, Hoglands, Plutayah, Termathe, I Like Killing people, Libertania Democratica, Sevinland, The Calabash Protectorate, Shinjuku tokyo 0, TyGerria, Asoc lon, Borsukia, Simone Republic, Entecavir, Lionia, Antworship, Ihsan, Kocherian, Smesh, Mimia, Glosten, Seanat, Cowbridge, Innocentic, Brucklania, Navorden, Arichia, Old Yellow Bricks, Solcius, Lux Conos, Schnuftelland, Eywaan, Principia Mathematica, Maclare, Artemis Selene, Gunits, Nouvelle-Floride, Arbor Marshes, Wolvenland, Damsmel, Fracie, U S Eh, Majaki, West Camerica, The New Cordian Empire, Lordelles, Estandarte, Madjack, Energi Empire, Nolan Burg, Kragsgale, Xipher, Orogonia, Pokemanland, Palisede, Buckhem, Astal Aavors, Franklin Jacksons Canada, Eslatani, Amerian States, Illusia and Neverendia, Erubetia, WeKnow, Ultra777, Eastern Cous Empria, Andexia, Pope Saint Peter the Apostle, Paverium, Sopernia, New Tronia, Irunjarai, Great Vritania, Frahnkzaden, Karakalpak Republic, Disunited Earth, Democratic Republic of Kohland, and Heilhum Imperius.

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