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Most Cultured: 1,406thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,672ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,029th
The Dictatorship of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Karp, karp, magikarp
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

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Magickarp

Population8.7 billion

CapitalMagikarp City
LeaderLeader
FaithStarClan

Currencyrock
Animalmagikarp

The Dictatorship of Magickarp is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and parental licensing program. The compassionate, devout population of 8.7 billion Magikarpians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Magikarp City. The average income tax rate is 95.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Magickarpian economy, worth a remarkable 1,537 trillion rocks a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 176,747 rocks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.3 times as much as the poorest.

Garishly-decorated government buildings are being hailed as the height of 'religious nouveau', the entire entry for Magickarp in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the World reads 'mostly harmless', translators have been hired to deal with the varying regional accents during national political debates, and the nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Magickarp's national animal is the magikarp, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is StarClan.

Magickarp is ranked 9,030th in the world and 33rd in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 6,551.96 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Cultured: 1,406thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,672ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,029thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,040thTop
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Most Devout: 2,253rdLowest Crime Rates: 2,810thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,995thBest Weather: 3,309thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,404thLargest Governments: 3,791stMost Advanced Public Education: 3,909thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,953rdMost Efficient Economies: 4,049thMost Developed: 4,841stMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,368thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,504thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,812thSmartest Citizens: 6,401stLargest Welfare Programs: 6,409thHealthiest Citizens: 6,690thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,026thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,237thHighest Average Incomes: 8,759thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,879thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,889thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,030thMost Inclusive: 9,349thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 10,365thMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,004thNicest Citizens: 12,223rdHighest Poor Incomes: 12,773rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,319thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,455thSafest: 13,996thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,159thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,241stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,034thLargest Agricultural Sector: 20,407th
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionMost Average: 6th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionNicest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Inclusive: 7th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 15th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 15th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 17th in the regionTop
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Safest: 18th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Devout: 21st in the regionMost Developed: 21st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 22nd in the regionLargest Governments: 24th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 25th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 28th in the regionLargest Populations: 31st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 33rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 33rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 34th in the regionMost Politically Free: 34th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Magickarp was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Magickarp was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Magickarp, the nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies.
  • : Following new legislation in Magickarp, translators have been hired to deal with the varying regional accents during national political debates.
  • : Following new legislation in Magickarp, the entire entry for Magickarp in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the World reads 'mostly harmless'.
  • : Following new legislation in Magickarp, garishly-decorated government buildings are being hailed as the height of 'religious nouveau'.
  • : Following new legislation in Magickarp, it isn't only obsequious grandees who produce a lot of manure at state occasions.
  • : Following new legislation in Magickarp, euthanasia is illegal.
  • : Magickarp was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Magickarp was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.

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