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Largest Information Technology Sector: 118th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 440th Most Scientifically Advanced: 481st
The Rogue Nation of
Iron Fist Consumerists
The only constant in politics: change
Primarch Dicko
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Rogue Nation of Dicko is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Primarch Dicko with an iron fist, and renowned for its soft-spoken computers, anti-smoking policies, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 3.537 billion Dickoans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Citadel. The average income tax rate is 94.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Dickoan economy, worth a remarkable 1,084 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 306,548 Bitcoins, with the richest citizens earning 5.0 times as much as the poorest.

The nationalised Arms Manufacturing Industry is not interested in making weapons, Super Barry Brothers is the most popular video game in the nation, 'Police Academy 36' and 'Sharknados On A Plane' are vying for top spot at the box-office, and cub scouts are being asked to hand in their woggles as the state withdraws funding for scouting. 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 481st in the world and 21st in The North Pacific for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 672.8 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 118thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 440thMost Scientifically Advanced: 481stMost Secular: 576thMost Influential: 673rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 699thMost Corrupt Governments: 816thLargest Black Market: 1,096thHighest Average Incomes: 1,197thFattest Citizens: 1,396thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,432ndMost Subsidized Industry: 1,486thLowest Crime Rates: 1,639thLargest Mining Sector: 1,763rdTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,070thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,241stLargest Governments: 2,695thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,723rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,818thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,344thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,811thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,904thLargest Retail Industry: 4,140thSmartest Citizens: 4,250thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,973rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,006thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,010thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,045thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,425thMost Efficient Economies: 6,977thMost Avoided: 7,255thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,493rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,768thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 10,285thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12,835th
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 14th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 21st in the regionLargest Black Market: 22nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 30th in the regionMost Secular: 32nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 35th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 37th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 41st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 44th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 56th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 59th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 60th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 77th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 80th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 88th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 105th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 112th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 121st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 174th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 178th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 185th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 191st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 208th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 211th in the regionMost Avoided: 212th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 222nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 225th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 230th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 248th in the regionMost Influential: 267th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 329th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 347th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 354th in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 665th in the regionMost Stationary: 744th in the regionLargest Populations: 807th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, cub scouts are being asked to hand in their woggles as the state withdraws funding for scouting.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, 'Police Academy 36' and 'Sharknados On A Plane' are vying for top spot at the box-office.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, Super Barry Brothers is the most popular video game in the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, the nationalised Arms Manufacturing Industry is not interested in making weapons.
  • : 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, taking hostages is a great way to influence government policy.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, Dickoan tourists are banned from many nations due to their tendency to randomly explode.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, builders across Dicko are blocked up with orders for new public loos.
  • : Dicko endorsed The Federal Republic of Outer Egorniand.
  • : Dicko was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Outer Egorniand.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 178 » Avalon, Yaorozu, Great Bights Mum, Unimaginable Doom, Sunto, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Notyoutopia, Sil Dorsett, Cullins, Holy Oranz, Shadowrik, 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, Siwale, American MapleStory, Indereac Lanx, Tuand Seton, Kaschovia, Apetopia, Kingdom of Space, Malta Comino Gozo, Bharathvarsh, Enosville, Wisconsota, Vazali, The Kyziban Islands, Lord Ravenclaw, BouncyAbbeyKitty, Upper Sam Dodovi, Alice Gardens, Mercy Land, Southern Stroraia, Omicron Persei V111, The Rossinite Empire, Pallaith, and 128 others.Northern Gala Arment Toustavo, Free State of Whitemeadow, PlanetPunk, Colony of lasting Hopes, Kwaj, Coemgen, Amerian States, Lupus Imperium, General COE, Noe-Classic Peoples, Vszeklina, Friently, HoNg KoNg EmPiRe, South Grand Mountain, Gnate, Shin-Hachioji, Koda-Land, Sheppey, Diodone, Kelvaros Prime, Necromonia, Lamexanope, Anima Proxa, Rylam, Che Sana Und, Dadastan Archipelago, Zedeya, McMasterdonia, Forunte, Yukti, Plembobria, Maestros haven, Zemnaya Svoboda, Prevaland, The The Bierands, Aenglaland, AdyLand, Montroyale, Herzliyya, The Utopian Movement, Yaris, New Chilokver, Buckerino, Canne Douthstan, Ausmercia, Stareogratia, WE Empire, New Lakemba, I Am Bad At Naming Nations, Humptalumpta, Transhumanist Anarchical Union, Cuyan, Seven Hills, Ainsworth, Yubadai, The Akhara Islands, Cloydicia, The Lancerian Empire, Bayern-Straubing, The Iron Lions, Aldelaria, Coppicia, Aerilia, Pakistan 001, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Territorio di Nessuno, Anna Lisa, United States of Panthalassa, Horsley Land, Slaughterhouse Nine, Tredano, Gellandia, Panama Coalition, Vogonlandia, Corfad, Fawkenia, Thenaca, Lionia, Inorganic Tomb Thing, Beodarasc, Phillywob, Qactana, EvilSweeden, Unsophisticate, Ribbleton, Weehay, Wodan, Tee Googly Coffee Me, Blurds, Felhaven, Buten, Natorik, Victoriaans Nederlands, Libotionia, Chamocha, New-El, Midds Conia, Xinchao, What is new, The Syca, Amestris-Britannia, Agrauron, GDL3, Mzeusia, Gladio II, Malvad, NatsukiLand, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Celebia, Sanjurika, ThE eNd oF eE, Nanatovna, Merconitonitopia, Gospel Power, Sam Hinkie, Ozstan, Saint Marks Island, Inzland, Wunderstrafanstalt, Astal Aavors, Alvate, Lotion Empire, Avornica, Bridgett, Socialist Cooperative Republics, Eglise Sainte Eve, and Outer Egorniand.

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