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Most Ignorant Citizens: 3rd Most Primitive: 7th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 8th
The Theocracy of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Spirituality is the Key to Happiness
Influence
Power
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Opodeldok

Population29.574 billion

CapitalOpodeldok City
LeaderPresident Mitchell
FaithChristianity

Currencycarbon credit
Animallamb

The Theocracy of Opodeldok is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Mitchell with an iron fist, and renowned for its infamous sell-swords, lack of airports, and triple-decker prams. The compassionate, cynical, humorless, devout population of 29.574 billion Opodeldokians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government stops and the rest of society begins, but it prioritizes Defense, with Industry, Spirituality, and Administration also on the agenda, while Healthcare and Education receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Opodeldok City. The average income tax rate is 98.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Opodeldokian economy, worth a remarkable 5,744 trillion carbon credits a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, extremely specialized black market in Furniture Restoration and Basket Weaving. 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 impressive 194,244 carbon credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Gambling is outlawed, President Mitchell has been declared supreme ruler for all eternity, citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over Opodeldok, and wheelchair-enabled paratroopers need access ramps to get onto planes but not off them. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Opodeldok's national animal is the lamb, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Opodeldok is ranked 168,923rd in the world and 7th in ZZ 9 Plural Z Alpha for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -54.89 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 3rdMost Primitive: 7thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8thMost Subsidized Industry: 10thBest Weather: 28thMost Devout: 28thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 48thMost Compassionate Citizens: 55thLargest Black Market: 57thMost Corrupt Governments: 137thNicest Citizens: 139thMost Pacifist: 160thMost Beautiful Environments: 166thMost Stationary: 181stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 185thLowest Crime Rates: 519thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 616thLongest Average Lifespans: 675thHighest Economic Output: 856thLargest Populations: 944thMost Efficient Economies: 1,123rdHighest Poor Incomes: 1,536thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 2,291stLargest Governments: 3,920thMost Influential: 4,352ndMost Authoritarian: 5,093rdHighest Average Incomes: 5,558thTop
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Most Conservative: 9,537thMost Extreme: 13,617thMost Income Equality: 14,045th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Opodeldok was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes and the Top 10% for Most Income Equality and Most Extreme.
  • : Following new legislation in Opodeldok, wheelchair-enabled paratroopers need access ramps to get onto planes but not off them.
  • : Following new legislation in Opodeldok, citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over Opodeldok.
  • : Following new legislation in Opodeldok, President Mitchell has been declared supreme ruler for all eternity.
  • : Following new legislation in Opodeldok, gambling is outlawed.
  • : Opodeldok was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Psychotic Dictatorship".
  • : Following new legislation in Opodeldok, the number of students attending university has reached a record high.
  • : Opodeldok was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Economic Output and the Top 5% for Highest Average Tax Rates and Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Opodeldok, artists regularly face criminal charges and art-burning parties are common.
  • : Following new legislation in Opodeldok, women who display their ankles are shunned by society.

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