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Largest Information Technology Sector: 73rd Highest Poor Incomes: 161st Most Scientifically Advanced: 398th
The Rogue Nation of
Corrupt Dictatorship
The only constant in politics: change
Primarch Dicko
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Deck


Population5.367 billion

CapitalThe Citadel
LeaderPrimarch Dicko


The Rogue Nation of Dicko is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Primarch Dicko with an iron fist, and remarkable for its parental licensing program, complete lack of prisons, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 5.367 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 medium-sized, corrupt, 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 98.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Dickoan economy, worth a remarkable 1,835 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, Retail, Uranium Mining, 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 341,952 Bitcoins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A girl's success in life is often linked to her performance in beauty pageants, the words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence, pet owners must make a payment if their charges leave a deposit, and troublemakers boast about how many times they have to visit their therapist. 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 teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Dicko is ranked 20,002nd in the world and 1,021st in The North Pacific for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry, scoring 5,053.45 on the Tasmanian Pulp Environmental Export Index.

Largest Information Technology Sector: 73rdHighest Poor Incomes: 161stMost Scientifically Advanced: 398thMost Corrupt Governments: 405thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 409thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 440thLowest Crime Rates: 479thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 665thMost Influential: 710thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 749thHighest Average Incomes: 913thMost Secular: 945thLargest Governments: 1,104thLargest Black Market: 1,114thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,299thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,525thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,528thTop
Smartest Citizens: 1,667thFattest Citizens: 1,771stLargest Mining Sector: 2,195thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,200thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,334thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,973rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,107thLargest Retail Industry: 3,237thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,315thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,417thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,735thHighest Economic Output: 6,018thMost Efficient Economies: 6,428thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,500thTop
Most Authoritarian: 9,355thMost Income Equality: 10,526thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,597thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,902nd
Largest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 13th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 15th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 17th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 27th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 29th in the regionLargest Black Market: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 31st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 45th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 48th in the regionMost Secular: 49th in the regionLargest Governments: 49th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 57th in the regionFattest Citizens: 58th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 72nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 76th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 83rd in the regionTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 103rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 109th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 118th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 144th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 144th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 165th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 168th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 172nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 212th in the regionMost Influential: 235th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 267th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 348th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 487th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 491st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 567th in the regionMost Income Equality: 589th in the regionLargest Populations: 736th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 789th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 803rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, troublemakers boast about how many times they have to visit their therapist.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, pet owners must make a payment if their charges leave a deposit.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, the words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, a girl's success in life is often linked to her performance in beauty pageants.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, the fate of the world literally rests on Primarch Dicko's fingers.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, the world still seems flat to some people in space.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, the carbon tax fund gladly supplies warm blankets when the poor can't pay their heating bills.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
  • : Dicko was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".
  • : Dicko endorsed The United Nations of Tyroshh.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 200 » 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, Southern Stroraia, Pallaith, PlanetPunk, Kwaj, Amerian States, General COE, Friently, 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, and 150 others.The Iron Lions, Moubarakistan, 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, NatsukiLand, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Ozstan, Wunderstrafanstalt, Avornica, Eglise Sainte Eve, Outer Egorniand, A Terribly Charismatic Duck, Xagill, Puczovska, The Curry Islands, Kolorland, Atain, Calamazo, Phoronu, Albacria, Ka Ching, TerranulliuZ, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, Thoets, Dopeland420, New Seaview Cove, Q w e r t y, The Windmilluminati, Shibutani, Novare Res, Mazeoftime, Californian Redwood, THX1138, Diche Choklate, Viridiann, Detrivania, Wisconsota, Former English Colony, Misuvelia, Kylesburgh, Spunkland, RedRunele, Pizza Squared, Pauxia, Highton Islands, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, United Draconia, New Trisone, The FNBs, Dovena, Lower Nubia, The Gamer Party, Racoda, Quranite, Eravonia, Kulgatha, Veskaleine, Amauri, Whereisthatistan, Empy, Walist, Grimrholm, Sacrento, Suicidistan, Sanjurika, Zeternia, Jest Xerces, Ethnon, Northern Glory, Sundred, Abject Ludicrosity, Voznesheim, SORT, RaRaRasputinn, Snoodum, The Mace Kingdom, Sea Ghost, Hyperbanus, CedieRKing, Sahriastan, The United States of Romania, Jontopiary, Ayylienz, Novo England, Alsace and Lorraine United, Deerfenland, I am the one who knocks, Maott, Rochester Black, Aenglaland, Expols Geo Islands, Vsyerossiya, East Darlown Zamatraporia, Kokomo Island, El Fiji Grande, German Holy Roman Empire, Kobagia, Arstungry, Daukas, Ladtanderan, Abrickhouse, Solcialist States, Dar es Saalam, Wilkshire, Democritus, The Discipled, Maj Tonia Godgueeber, Yarecir, Amestris-Britannia, Tarr-Nation, Malphe, United Kingdoms of Islands, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, Free Zar Gas, Bridger-Teton, Tawya, Curtis Cosla, Rosewood-, Xorroth, Dragonar, The Rhein States, The Pantheons, Freienland, Ostrolia, The Most Freedom Ever, Lionia, Babacar, New Pruessen, Islavity Pod, Copria, Kranostav, Islamic Cali, New Bremerton, Funkadelia, and Tyroshh.

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