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Most Secular: 1,174th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,005th Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,286th
The Technocratic Dictatorship of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Work, die trying, or get executed.
Kruzgev Umqashi
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Grindoligarch

Population1.536 billion

CapitalSluminia Radicifer
LeaderKruzgev Umqashi
FaithTell the government your secrets

CurrencySweat Blood and Tears of the workers
AnimalWorking class

The Technocratic Dictatorship of Grindoligarch is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Kruzgev Umqashi with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, keen interest in outer space, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.536 billion Grindoligarchians 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, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Education are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sluminia Radicifer. The average income tax rate is 64.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Grindoligarchian economy, worth 296 trillion Sweat Blood and Tears of the workers 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 Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. 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 impressive 192,736 Sweat Blood and Tears of the workers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Glancing at the car radio display while driving is treated as attempted homicide, running away is an essential part of the elite forces' hand-to-hand training, pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves, and friendly fire incidents usually result in severe burns. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Grindoligarch's national animal is the Working class, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Tell the government your secrets.

Grindoligarch is ranked 169,385th in the world and 9,182nd in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 20.01 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most Secular: 1,174thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,005thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,286thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,843rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,122ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,556thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,880thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,619thLargest Black Market: 4,837thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,252ndMost Avoided: 5,554thMost Influential: 5,565thHighest Average Incomes: 6,449thLargest Mining Sector: 6,611thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,056thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,241stLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,268thTop
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Most Conservative: 10,356thLowest Crime Rates: 10,711thMost Authoritarian: 11,313thLargest Retail Industry: 11,677thLargest Insurance Industry: 11,824thMost Efficient Economies: 13,740thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 14,348thLargest Governments: 15,569thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,386thHighest Disposable Incomes: 17,179th
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Most Secular: 56th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 79th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 82nd in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 104th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 108th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 131st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 132nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 146th in the regionLargest Black Market: 148th in the regionMost Avoided: 184th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 240th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 273rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 286th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 306th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 378th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 404th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 528th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 584th in the regionMost Conservative: 614th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 615th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 651st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 679th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 714th in the regionLargest Governments: 728th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 796th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 815th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Grindoligarch, friendly fire incidents usually result in severe burns.
  • : Following new legislation in Grindoligarch, pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves.
  • : Following new legislation in Grindoligarch, running away is an essential part of the elite forces' hand-to-hand training.
  • : Following new legislation in Grindoligarch, glancing at the car radio display while driving is treated as attempted homicide.
  • : Following new legislation in Grindoligarch, military instructors tire of being asked for another bedtime story by seven-year-old conscripts.
  • : Following new legislation in Grindoligarch, all work and no play has rendered the nation's children somewhat intelligent but also remarkably dull.
  • : Following new legislation in Grindoligarch, fitness to teach sport is proven by urinating the furthest up a wall.
  • : Following new legislation in Grindoligarch, official Sermon-Free Zones are set-up around the nation's hotels.
  • : Following new legislation in Grindoligarch, the government advises foreign diplomats to speak softly and carry a big bag of cash.
  • : Following new legislation in Grindoligarch, catcalling has been replaced by slut-shaming.

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