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Obstinacy

Population39.616 billion

Currencypelf
Animaldodo

The Disputed Territories of Obstinacy is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, frequent executions, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 39.616 billion Obstinacyians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The minute government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Education, with Spirituality and Welfare not funded at all. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Obstinacyian economy, worth an astonishing 17,890 trillion pelves 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, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Book Publishing, Retail, and Tourism. 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 an amazing 451,610 pelves, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Military minds worry that 'the blue screen of death' on brand new operating systems may be a literal description, law schools are hurrying to teach the "prank defense" to their students, when shaking hands with foreign leaders Leader wears an armoured gauntlet, and census workers are having a hard time figuring out who is actually living in Obstinacy after the ban on emigration was lifted. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Obstinacy's national animal is the dodo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Obstinacy is ranked 1,385th in the world and 9th in Wysteria for Least Corrupt Governments, with 96.79 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 17thLargest Populations: 40thSmartest Citizens: 60thHighest Economic Output: 108thLargest Information Technology Sector: 116thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 120thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 135thHighest Poor Incomes: 138thHighest Disposable Incomes: 167thHealthiest Citizens: 182ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 207thLargest Retail Industry: 269thMost Scientifically Advanced: 332ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 337thMost Developed: 346thLongest Average Lifespans: 384thHighest Crime Rates: 397thHighest Average Incomes: 494thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 550thMost Efficient Economies: 650thLargest Black Market: 1,014thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,187thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,202ndMost Armed: 1,214thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,385thLargest Mining Sector: 1,687thMost Influential: 2,208thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 3,663rdMost Cultured: 4,682ndRudest Citizens: 4,894thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,982ndMost Beautiful Environments: 7,463rdLargest Gambling Industry: 9,222ndMost Secular: 10,567thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 14,167thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,526thMost Income Equality: 23,371st
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Obstinacy, census workers are having a hard time figuring out who is actually living in Obstinacy after the ban on emigration was lifted.
  • : Obstinacy was reclassified from "Authoritarian Democracy" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Obstinacy, when shaking hands with foreign leaders Leader wears an armoured gauntlet.
  • : Following new legislation in Obstinacy, law schools are hurrying to teach the "prank defense" to their students.
  • : Following new legislation in Obstinacy, military minds worry that 'the blue screen of death' on brand new operating systems may be a literal description.
  • : Following new legislation in Obstinacy, childish pranks are no laughing matter.
  • : Following new legislation in Obstinacy, Calvinball players are lost for days as they wander the vast halls of their new academies.
  • : Following new legislation in Obstinacy, giggling teens are asked to put their mouths on rubber dolls.
  • : Following new legislation in Obstinacy, the same 39616 social media bloggers always loudly and immediately agree with Leader's every word on Twitcher.
  • : Following new legislation in Obstinacy, the cold war against capitalism is growing chillier by the day.

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