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Most Ignorant Citizens: 3,367th Most Devout: 3,707th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,990th
The Omnioppressive Nation of
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You have the right to be governed by me!
Austin Heatherforth
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The Omnioppressive Nation of Narshtaph is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Austin Heatherforth with an iron fist, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, ritual sacrifices, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.342 billion Narshtaphians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Administration, and Spirituality are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bonker. The average income tax rate is 90.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Narshtaphian economy, worth 112 trillion black warshtaphs a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, extremely specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is 47,898 black warshtaphs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Perverts across the land rejoice after 'sexual harassment' was recently renamed 'persuasive courting', weird or unusual crimes merit cruel and unusual punishments, workers' complaints never reach central planning, and getting a haircut is a punishable offence. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Narshtaph's national animal is the dark oliphant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Bloody Banner of the Black Violet.

Narshtaph is ranked 110,608th in the world and 143rd in Texas for Most Stationary, with 25.1612338968 Days.

Most Ignorant Citizens: 3,367thMost Devout: 3,707thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,990thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,632ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,908thMost Authoritarian: 6,412thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,117thTop
Best Weather: 9,892ndMost Conservative: 11,778thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,971stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,394thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,218th
Most Authoritarian: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7th in the regionTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11th in the regionMost Conservative: 11th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 12th in the regionMost Extreme: 13th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Narshtaph was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Authoritarian and the Top 10% for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Narshtaph, getting a haircut is a punishable offence.
  • : Following new legislation in Narshtaph, workers' complaints never reach central planning.
  • : Following new legislation in Narshtaph, weird or unusual crimes merit cruel and unusual punishments.
  • : Following new legislation in Narshtaph, perverts across the land rejoice after 'sexual harassment' was recently renamed 'persuasive courting'.
  • : Narshtaph voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Europeia".
  • : Narshtaph lodged a message on the Texas Regional Message Board.
  • : Narshtaph's influence in Texas rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Following new legislation in Narshtaph, the national Police Academies have dedicated infant wings.
  • : Following new legislation in Narshtaph, it ain't easy to be green enough to be imported into Narshtaph.


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