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Largest Information Technology Sector: 288th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 525th Highest Poor Incomes: 598th
The Rogue Nation of
Psychotic Dictatorship
The only constant in politics: change
Primarch Dicko
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Rogue Nation of Dicko is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Primarch Dicko with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, soft-spoken computers, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.833 billion Dickoans 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Industry, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Citadel. The average income tax rate is 86.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Dickoan economy, worth 822 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, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Uranium Mining, Retail, and Pizza Delivery. 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 290,402 Bitcoins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Cremation is compulsory for the deceased, rocket boots and thermal detonators have become standard-issue military gear, contestants on Dicko's Got Talent are screened by the government to make sure that they actually have talent, and politicians constantly ring their voters to remind them how good a job they're doing. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dicko's national animal is the Gryphon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Dicko is ranked 150,212th in the world and 7,481st in The North Pacific for Most Armed, with 0.09 Weapons Per Person.

Largest Information Technology Sector: 288thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 525thHighest Poor Incomes: 598thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 675thMost Scientifically Advanced: 785thMost Influential: 937thMost Secular: 1,049thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,093rdLargest Black Market: 1,244thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,263rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,334thTop
Largest Mining Sector: 1,786thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,934thHighest Drug Use: 1,971stFattest Citizens: 2,016thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,132ndMost Subsidized Industry: 2,336thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,371stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,405thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,649thLowest Crime Rates: 2,754thLargest Retail Industry: 3,947thMost Avoided: 4,179thLargest Governments: 4,241stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,368thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,026thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,407thMost Efficient Economies: 6,805thMost Authoritarian: 6,890thSmartest Citizens: 7,395thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 7,761stMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,961stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,846thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,917thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,810thMost Conservative: 9,816thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,735thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,086thHighest Economic Output: 13,163rd
Largest Information Technology Sector: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 20th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Black Market: 29th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 32nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 38th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 38th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 44th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 46th in the regionMost Secular: 46th in the regionFattest Citizens: 59th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 60th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 69th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 71st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 72nd in the regionTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 76th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 81st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 90th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 122nd in the regionMost Avoided: 129th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 136th in the regionLargest Governments: 164th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 182nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 210th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 219th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 254th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 306th in the regionMost Influential: 311th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 322nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 339th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 349th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 366th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 371st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 378th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 383rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 405th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 438th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 441st in the regionMost Conservative: 481st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 697th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, politicians constantly ring their voters to remind them how good a job they're doing.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, contestants on Dicko's Got Talent are screened by the government to make sure that they actually have talent.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, rocket boots and thermal detonators have become standard-issue military gear.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, cremation is compulsory for the deceased.
  • : Dicko was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space.
  • : Dicko was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Secular, the Top 5% for Most Advanced Public Education, and the Top 10% for Most Conservative.
  • : Dicko voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Reventus Koth".
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, newborns are being raised as mindless killing machines.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 114 » Avalon, Yaorozu, Great Bights Mum, Unimaginable Doom, Sunto, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Notyoutopia, Sil Dorsett, Meritdom, Cullins, Holy Oranz, Shadowrik, Elspeth and Samina, SillyString, Vegetarian States, Ceretis, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Selfgradatude, Frances Francis the First of France, Republic of Dixie, HMS Unicorn, Xentherida, Guslantis, Sankami, The Swedish Republic of New Kenya, Wineclaw, Reannia, Celreostia, Halcon siveriano, Techislovakia, Empy, Morrn, Siwale, American MapleStory, The Democratic Republic of Tomb, Religioncord, Indereac Lanx, Tuand Seton, Zyvetskistaahn, Kaschovia, Apetopia, Upper Portlandia, Kingdom of Space, Malta Comino Gozo, Bharathvarsh, GeorgeTheMiner, Enosville, Wisconsota, Ovsterland, Vazali, and 64 others.The Kyziban Islands, Lord Ravenclaw, Valdr, BouncyAbbeyKitty, Upper Sam Dodovi, Alice Gardens, Mercy Land, Southern Stroraia, Omicron Persei V111, Arcadia of Kasterborous, OPArsenal, The Rossinite Empire, Pallaith, Northern Gala Arment Toustavo, Free State of Whitemeadow, PlanetPunk, Colony of lasting Hopes, St Edmond Island, Kwaj, Coemgen, ABC, Amerian States, Lupus Imperium, Moristia, General COE, Noe-Classic Peoples, Chinstralia, Vszeklina, Friently, Hong Kong Empire, Jenner-Kardash, South Grand Mountain, Gnate, Lavanania, Shin-Hachioji, Faxfleet, Koda-Land, Cleoskye, Sheppey, Bikeni Jobia, Victoriaans Nederlands, Diodone, Kelvaros Prime, Necromonia, Lamexanope, Anima Proxa, Rylam, Che Sana Und, Kizja, Kobagia, Dadastan Archipelago, Sanjurika, Zedeya, McMasterdonia, Forunte, Yukti, Marsh Castle, Cato Minoria, Plembobria, Maestros haven, Whian Odeistan, Zemnaya Svoboda, Neo-Zeno, and Prevaland.

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