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Largest Information Technology Sector: 91st Lowest Crime Rates: 313th Most Scientifically Advanced: 315th
The Rogue Nation of
Psychotic Dictatorship
The only constant in politics: change
Primarch Dicko
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population5.934 billion

CapitalThe Citadel
LeaderPrimarch Dicko


The Rogue Nation of Dicko is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Primarch Dicko with an iron fist, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, sprawling nuclear power plants, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 5.934 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, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Citadel. The average income tax rate is 99.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Dickoan economy, worth a remarkable 1,991 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 a large, well-organized, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. 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 335,594 Bitcoins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward, the disabled are forced to undergo an MRI scan every time they pick up their benefit payments, the military refers to helpless combatants offering surrender as "sitting ducks", and rumours have it that a secret police is responsible for the recent spate of missing persons. 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 10,044th in the world and 374th in The North Pacific for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 403,074.41 Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Information Technology Sector: 91stLowest Crime Rates: 313thMost Scientifically Advanced: 315thHighest Poor Incomes: 322ndMost Corrupt Governments: 329thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 364thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 442ndMost Secular: 521stMost Influential: 587thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 669thLargest Governments: 790thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 804thHighest Average Incomes: 1,033rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,063rdSmartest Citizens: 1,155thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,485thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,700thLargest Black Market: 1,775thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,875thFattest Citizens: 2,066thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,499thLargest Mining Sector: 3,174thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,349thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,568thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,836thLargest Retail Industry: 4,007thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,490thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,745thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,411thHighest Economic Output: 5,620thMost Efficient Economies: 6,209thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,990thMost Authoritarian: 7,721stTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 10,044thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,796thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,468th
Largest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 13th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 15th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 17th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 19th in the regionMost Secular: 25th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 27th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 33rd in the regionLargest Governments: 35th in the regionLargest Black Market: 52nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 55th in the regionFattest Citizens: 58th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 60th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 66th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 72nd in the regionTop
Largest Mining Sector: 89th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 95th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 116th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 126th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 127th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 144th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 145th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 162nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 203rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 205th in the regionMost Influential: 208th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 209th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 218th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 296th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 374th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 391st in the regionMost Stationary: 411th in the regionTop
Most Authoritarian: 422nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 533rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 541st in the regionLargest Populations: 658th in the regionMost Extreme: 758th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, rumours have it that a secret police is responsible for the recent spate of missing persons.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, the military refers to helpless combatants offering surrender as "sitting ducks".
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, the disabled are forced to undergo an MRI scan every time they pick up their benefit payments.
  • : Dicko voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Commend Imperium Anglorum"".
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, arbitration is mightier than the sword.
  • : Dicko was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, all work and no play has rendered the nation's children somewhat intelligent but also remarkably dull.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, the Dickoan delegation to the World Assembly is having a hard time convincing people that international law will "pay for itself somehow...".
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, school uniforms are compulsory.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 256 » Avalon, Yaorozu, Great Bights Mum, Unimaginable Doom, Sunto, Notyoutopia, Sil Dorsett, Holy Oranz, Shadowrik, SillyString, Ceretis, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Selfgradatude, Frances Francis the First of France, Republic of Dixie, Xentherida, Guslantis, Wineclaw, Halcon siveriano, Siwale, American MapleStory, Apetopia, Malta Comino Gozo, The Kyziban Islands, Alice Gardens, Pallaith, PlanetPunk, Kwaj, Amerian States, General COE, Shin-Hachioji, Koda-Land, Diodone, Kelvaros Prime, Necromonia, Dadastan Archipelago, McMasterdonia, Yukti, The The Bierands, Herzliyya, New Chilokver, Buckerino, New Lakemba, Humptalumpta, Ainsworth, Yubadai, Cloydicia, Bayern-Straubing, The Iron Lions, Moubarakistan, and 206 others.Universal State Formula, Territorio di Nessuno, Tredano, Panama Coalition, Corfad, Beodarasc, EvilSweeden, Unsophisticate, Weehay, Wodan, Victoriaans Nederlands, Chamocha, The Syca, Agrauron, Mzeusia, Gladio II, Malvad, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Ozstan, Wunderstrafanstalt, Eglise Sainte Eve, Outer Egorniand, A Terribly Charismatic Duck, Puczovska, Kolorland, Atain, Calamazo, Phoronu, Albacria, Ka Ching, TerranulliuZ, Thoets, Dopeland420, Q w e r t y, Shibutani, Novare Res, Mazeoftime, Californian Redwood, THX1138, Diche Choklate, Viridiann, Detrivania, Wisconsota, Former English Colony, Misuvelia, Kylesburgh, Spunkland, RedRunele, Highton Islands, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, United Draconia, New Trisone, Dovena, Lower Nubia, The Gamer Party, Racoda, Quranite, Kulgatha, Amauri, Whereisthatistan, Empy, Sacrento, Suicidistan, Sanjurika, Zeternia, Ethnon, Northern Glory, Sundred, Abject Ludicrosity, Voznesheim, SORT, Snoodum, The Mace Kingdom, Sea Ghost, Hyperbanus, CedieRKing, The United States of Romania, Jontopiary, Alsace and Lorraine United, I am the one who knocks, Maott, Aenglaland, East Darlown Zamatraporia, Kokomo Island, El Fiji Grande, German Holy Roman Empire, Kobagia, Arstungry, Ladtanderan, Abrickhouse, Dar es Saalam, Wilkshire, Democritus, The Discipled, Yarecir, Amestris-Britannia, Tarr-Nation, United Kingdoms of Islands, Rosewood-, Dragonar, The Rhein States, The Pantheons, Ostrolia, The Most Freedom Ever, Lionia, Babacar, New Pruessen, Copria, Kranostav, Islamic Cali, New Bremerton, Tyroshh, The Serdey Islands, Mtzkekizustania, Spartoptia, Zastunia Free State, Newrun, United Kahndaq, Niradans, Torakuen, Katschekistan, Ostrinios, Transyania, Zokk, Fun time land of Fun, Vincone Cae, Votak Matim, Elysium and Palaven, Timarah, Sinelona, Yoyomayo, Magic Genovia, Soviet Terran, Oshonia, Valhalla123, Algrund, Uganda Knuckles UK, Atomic Industry Islands, Australis Terra, North Bratislava, Aurumos, Dreadton, Kasazzastan, Omnistria, Sakaryata, Maovale, Hesterin, Papika, Machendel, Stat Artha, Daedric Stellar Empire, The Notorious Mad Jack, Democratu, Xagill, Warsaw-Halicz, ISOP, Federation Terra Australis, Guer Aike, The Windmilluminati, Avemterra, Napnomadia, Sheldanada, Bearical, United North American, Ninjak30, The Realm of Dorne, Australiland, Lunallian, Hong Kong Empire, Ethereal Expanse, Black Templares, The Black Cathedral, Zumlandia, National Goats, Overwhelming Regret, Renzic, Adkins Station, Ara Antrizuls, Steraz, The South Falls, Haor Chall, New Eleria, Partax, Dercia, Kalimora Aire, Asgardira, Grobbillandia, Boltang, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Pasargad, Newpromisedland, The Sinclarian Provinces, INTEGRAL, Paradisia Heavenlonia Stralisian Union, Tranquillitas Ingenii, COCONUT-CITY, Alunya, Joodey, Great Solordia, Crown Isles, Bridgett, Justanistan, Ieprus, Zemnaya Svoboda, Revolutionary Sealand, and 1 very fast endotarter.

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