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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,222ndMost Authoritarian: 2,979thNudest: 4,147th
The Holy Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
With a whip and a snap
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Kinky Bootlaces

Population2.426 billion

CapitalHeel City
LeaderSupreme Leader


The Holy Empire of Kinky Bootlaces is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Supreme Leader with an iron fist, and renowned for its punitive income tax rates, restrictive gun laws, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.426 billion Kinky Bootlacesians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Heel City. The average income tax rate is 93.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Kinky Bootlacesian economy, worth 237 trillion oons 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 a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Beef-Based Agriculture, Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Furniture Restoration. 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 97,760 oons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Disadvantaged neighbourhoods have become no-go areas after sundown, things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication, vacationing Kinky Bootlacesians expect to be treated as royalty, and residential tower blocks are surrounded by warrens of concrete tunnels. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kinky Bootlaces's national animal is the platypus, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Leaderism.

Kinky Bootlaces is ranked 202,798th in the world and 5,009th in the Rejected Realms for Least Corrupt Governments, with 38.87 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,222ndTop
Most Authoritarian: 2,979thNudest: 4,147thLowest Crime Rates: 4,483rdMost Conservative: 5,277thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,437thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,782ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,940thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,421stBest Weather: 6,817thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,077thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,000thHealthiest Citizens: 9,184thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,278thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,537thLargest Governments: 9,576thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,782ndMost Primitive: 10,117thTop
Most Devout: 11,393rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,950thMost Influential: 12,150thMost Extreme: 12,346thLargest Black Market: 13,292ndMost Advanced Public Education: 14,911thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,033rdSafest: 17,461st
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 40th in the regionTop
Most Authoritarian: 80th in the regionMost Extreme: 119th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 125th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 149th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 166th in the regionNudest: 167th in the regionBest Weather: 173rd in the regionMost Conservative: 184th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 185th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 204th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 206th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 210th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 212th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 215th in the regionMost Influential: 233rd in the regionLargest Governments: 240th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 253rd in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 277th in the regionMost Devout: 286th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 292nd in the regionSafest: 337th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 366th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 398th in the regionLargest Black Market: 474th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 498th in the region

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