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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,682nd Most Primitive: 12,060th Most Income Equality: 12,538th
The Oppressed Peoples of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Please be nice
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Few

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Perod

Population304 million

CurrencyUmblat
Animalshort-beak echidna

The Oppressed Peoples of Perod is a huge, safe nation, notable for its state-planned economy, ban on automobiles, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, cynical population of 304 million Perodians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 49.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Perodian economy, worth 16.7 trillion Umblats a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 54,801 Umblats, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Photographers have to apply for a license to photograph Leader, solving crossword puzzles requires fluency in at least five languages, cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates, and kindergarten teachers with ankle-bracelets are closely supervised by their parole officers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Perod's national animal is the short-beak echidna, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Perod is ranked 114,572nd in the world and 4,245th in The East Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 50 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Most Primitive: 12,060thMost Income Equality: 12,538thMost Pacifist: 13,684th
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Most Pacifist: 434th in the regionMost Primitive: 489th in the regionMost Income Equality: 503rd in the regionSafest: 620th in the region

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