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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 75thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 147thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 166th
The Holy Apostolic Church of
Capitalizt
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Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
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Klopstock

Population23.936 billion

CapitalKlopstock City
LeaderChancellor Friedrich

Currencytaco
AnimalLemming

The Holy Apostolic Church of Klopstock is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Chancellor Friedrich with an even hand, and notable for its smutty television, frequent executions, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 23.936 billion Klopstockians enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, liberal, pro-business individuals is primarily concerned with Education, with Healthcare and Industry also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Klopstock City. Income tax is unheard of.

The all-consuming Klopstockian economy, worth a remarkable 5,808 trillion tacoes a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Retail, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 242,656 tacoes, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,260,538 per year while the poor average 2,339, a ratio of 966 to 1.

A three-year-old has been selected to run the civil service, belligerent citizens shoot at passing clouds for 'violating their airspace', truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail, and patriotic citizens simply tend to applaud rather than sing the nation's praises. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, probably because of the absence of a police force. Klopstock's national animal is the Lemming, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Klopstock is ranked 396th in the world and 7th in 10000 Islands for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 515.4 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 75thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 147thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 166thHighest Crime Rates: 237thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 269thMost Armed: 363rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 373rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 396thFattest Citizens: 466thMost Avoided: 507thMost Rebellious Youth: 653rdLargest Gambling Industry: 858thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,052ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,310thHighest Economic Output: 1,714thRudest Citizens: 1,812thLargest Retail Industry: 1,977thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,037thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,104thTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 2,776thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,925thHighest Average Incomes: 3,939thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,976thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,099thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,615thLargest Populations: 5,171stMost Stationary: 5,938thSmartest Citizens: 7,451stNudest: 8,031stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,859thTop
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Most Influential: 14,074thMost Devout: 14,146thLargest Black Market: 16,548thMost Pro-Market: 21,033rd
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7th in the regionFattest Citizens: 9th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 10th in the regionMost Avoided: 10th in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 21st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 22nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 25th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 28th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 29th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 31st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 31st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 38th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 38th in the regionRudest Citizens: 44th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 46th in the regionLargest Populations: 48th in the regionMost Stationary: 50th in the regionNudest: 63rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 74th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 74th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 76th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 103rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 114th in the regionMost Devout: 122nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 126th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Klopstock was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • : Klopstock was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Klopstock was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • : Klopstock was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Klopstock's influence in 10000 Islands fell from "Sprat" to "Minnow".
  • : Klopstock was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Klopstock was struck by a Mk V (Cauterizer) Cure Missile from The Medicine Cabinet of THX1138, curing 82 million infected.
  • : Klopstock was struck by a Mk V (Cauterizer) Cure Missile from The Medicine Cabinet of THX1138, curing 146 million infected.
  • : Klopstock was struck by a Mk V (Cauterizer) Cure Missile from The Medicine Cabinet of THX1138, curing 119 million infected.
  • : Klopstock was struck by a Mk V (Cauterizer) Cure Missile from The Medicine Cabinet of THX1138, curing 319 million infected.

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