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Largest Black Market: 728thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 752ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 808th
The Nine Hells of
Father Knows Best State
Decimation towards impurity
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Gopnikea

Population6.722 billion

CapitalStrateigor
LeaderNikola Hadares
FaithMisanthropy

CurrencyPreciznost
AnimalOsmius

The Nine Hells of Gopnikea is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Nikola Hadares with an iron fist, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, otherworldly petting zoo, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 6.722 billion Sepulcrists are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Strateigor. The average income tax rate is 95.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Sepulcrisian economy, worth a remarkable 2,600 trillion Preciznosts a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Tourism, Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 386,874 Preciznosts, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.8 times as much as the poorest.

Social care for the elderly consists of a self help leaflet and a kick on the backside, if a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it... Sepulcrisian satellites can detect it, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits, and it's not mass murder when the government does it. Crime is totally unknown. Gopnikea's national animal is the Osmius, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Misanthropy.

Gopnikea is ranked 69,283rd in the world and 212th in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 2,277.4 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Largest Black Market: 728thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 752ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 808thMost Subsidized Industry: 857thHighest Average Incomes: 896thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,054thMost Cultured: 1,369thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,435thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,466thMost Efficient Economies: 1,657thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,840thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,038thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,069thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,381stTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 2,477thMost Armed: 2,511thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,650thMost Devout: 2,705thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,915thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,937thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,995thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,017thLargest Governments: 3,276thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,402ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,575thFattest Citizens: 3,920thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,194thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,342ndMost Developed: 4,418thSmartest Citizens: 4,627thMost Inclusive: 4,928thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,046thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,380thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,525thHighest Economic Output: 5,981stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,074thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,199thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,807thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,120thLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,995thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 20,926thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 21,363rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 21,984th
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 10th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 12th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 12th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 13th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 14th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Armed: 19th in the regionMost Developed: 20th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 20th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Governments: 21st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 21st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 23rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 23rd in the regionMost Devout: 23rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 24th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 29th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Gopnikea was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Gopnikea, it's not mass murder when the government does it.
  • : Following new legislation in Gopnikea, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits.
  • : Following new legislation in Gopnikea, if a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it... Sepulcrisian satellites can detect it.
  • : Gopnikea voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom of dress".
  • : Gopnikea voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Deadeye Jack".
  • : Following new legislation in Gopnikea, social care for the elderly consists of a self help leaflet and a kick on the backside.
  • : Following new legislation in Gopnikea, a handful of megacorporations own every "craft brewery" in the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Gopnikea, calisthenics is a well-known tax-dodging technique.
  • : Following new legislation in Gopnikea, major cities run on potato batteries.

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