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Most Pro-Market: 621st Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 621st Highest Crime Rates: 3,824th
The Interactive Community of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Johan Vult!
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Few

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend

Paradox

Population13.667 billion

CapitalJohan's Burg
LeaderHis Majesty Johan Andersson

CurrencyParadox Point
AnimalPlatypus

The Interactive Community of Paradox is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by His Majesty Johan Andersson with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 13.667 billion Paradoxians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The tiny, pro-business government prioritizes Spirituality, although Defense, Industry, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Welfare and Healthcare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Johan's Burg. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.0%.

The very strong Paradoxian economy, worth 324 trillion Paradox Points a year, is quite specialized and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Woodchip Exports, Gambling, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 23,725 Paradox Points, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 230,034 per year while the poor average 118, a ratio of 1,948 to 1.

Scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway, mining is the nation's most dangerous occupation, citizens must pay to enjoy Paradox's pristine beaches, and His Majesty Johan Andersson has just been declared ruler of Paradox in an international press conference. Crime is a major problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Paradox's national animal is the Platypus, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Paradox is ranked 621st in the world and 1st in Paradoxia for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1,948.83 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Top
1%
Most Pro-Market: 621stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 621stTop
5%
Highest Crime Rates: 3,824thLargest Populations: 8,389thTop
10%
Fattest Citizens: 10,800thMost Avoided: 14,187thMost Armed: 16,894th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Paradox was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Paradox was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Zombified and Most Dead.
  • : Paradox was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Zombies and the Top 10% for Most Armed and Most Survivors.
  • : Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : Paradox was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : Paradox's influence in Paradoxia rose from "Newcomer" to "Apprentice".

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