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Most Primitive: 656thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,689thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,892nd
The Matriarchy of
Mother Knows Best State
Come dance with us.
Influence
Contender
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Few

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Gypsy Lands

Population7.251 billion

CapitalTambourine
LeaderThe Gypsy Queen
FaithChristianity

Currencysilver coin
AnimalWerewolf

The Matriarchy of Gypsy Lands is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The Gypsy Queen with an iron fist, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, unlimited-speed roads, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 7.251 billion Gypsies 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 tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Defense, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tambourine. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.1%.

The strong Gypsy economy, worth 581 trillion silver coins a year, is led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Gambling, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 80,182 silver coins, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 242,723 per year while the poor average 20,610, a ratio of 11.8 to 1.

Coffee-addicted citizens look forward to baristas getting their name wrong at local coffee shops, the nation's atlases tend to go out of date every few weeks, paranoid museum guards keep a lookout for any animated displays attempting to escape the premises after dark, and it is firmly believed that cameras steal souls. Crime is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Gypsy Lands's national animal is the Werewolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Gypsy Lands is ranked 207,489th in the world and 39th in Gypsy Lands for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring -3.16 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

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Most Primitive: 656thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,689thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,892ndTop
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Most Devout: 4,562ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,183rdFattest Citizens: 6,074thLargest Retail Industry: 6,652ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,482ndLargest Gambling Industry: 7,910thTop
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Most Armed: 12,117thHighest Disposable Incomes: 12,634thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 12,695thMost Cultured: 14,218thBest Weather: 15,057thMost Influential: 16,867thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,150thLargest Black Market: 19,398thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 22,231stMost Valuable International Artwork: 22,273rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 22,708th
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Most Primitive: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the region

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