by Max Barry

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Most Primitive: 725th Most Ignorant Citizens: 1,387th Most Devout: 4,907th
The Matriarchy of
Mother Knows Best State
Come dance with us.
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Gypsy Lands

Population3.394 billion

LeaderThe Gypsy King

Currencysilver coin

The Matriarchy of Gypsy Lands is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by The Gypsy King with an iron fist, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, compulsory military service, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 3.394 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, well-organized 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 Gypsy economy, worth 227 trillion silver coins a year, is led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Basket Weaving, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 66,995 silver coins, with the richest citizens earning 8.3 times as much as the poorest.

Family bonding sessions are considered immoral and are banned, demand for night vision goggles and boat engine mufflers has spiked, exports of chewing gum are inexplicably falling, and jaywalking is punishable by public flogging. 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 is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Christianity.

Gypsy Lands is ranked 121,925th in the world and 14th in Gypsy Lands for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring -1.55 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

Most Primitive: 725thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,387thTop
Most Devout: 4,907thFattest Citizens: 5,524thLargest Retail Industry: 6,848thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,870thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 9,131stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 10,145thMost Armed: 10,218thLargest Gambling Industry: 10,256thBest Weather: 14,654thMost Cultured: 15,362ndMost Corrupt Governments: 15,619thHighest Crime Rates: 16,123rd
Most Armed: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the region

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