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Most Primitive: 676thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,749thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,074th
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

Population10.69 billion

CapitalTambourine
LeaderThe Gypsy Queen
FaithChristianity

Currencysilver coin
AnimalWerewolf

The Matriarchy of Gypsy Lands is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by The Gypsy Queen with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, strictly enforced bedtime, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 10.69 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 6.8%.

The strong Gypsy economy, worth 868 trillion silver coins a year, is led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Arms Manufacturing, and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 81,283 silver coins, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 247,550 per year while the poor average 20,714, a ratio of 12.0 to 1.

Alcoholics are lauded as national benefactors within the halls of the Ministry of Finance, you can bet your bottom dollar that gambling will cost you an arm and a leg, cigarettes are dead-cheap, and unruly families are deliberately marooned on desert islands. 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 49,257th in the world and 10th in Gypsy Lands for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 11.95 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Most Primitive: 676thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,749thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,074thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,592ndMost Devout: 5,123rdFattest Citizens: 5,553rdLargest Gambling Industry: 5,616thLargest Retail Industry: 7,283rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,833rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 11,451stHighest Disposable Incomes: 12,156thMost Armed: 13,354thTop
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Most Cultured: 14,361stMost Influential: 14,635thBest Weather: 16,423rdMost Beautiful Environments: 18,172ndLargest Black Market: 21,133rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 23,991stHighest Economic Output: 25,112thMost Patriotic: 25,634th
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the region

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