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Largest Gambling Industry: 1,199thMost Ignorant Citizens: 3,494thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,631st
The Incorporated States of
Corporate Police State
Bludgeon 'em all!
Jeffrey Dahmer
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Rare

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Psycho Isle

Population5.13 billion

CapitalKnife Stomach Ripper
LeaderJeffrey Dahmer
FaithDarkness

Currencyflesh wound
AnimalBullet rhino

The Incorporated States of Psycho Isle is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Jeffrey Dahmer with an iron fist, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, compulsory military service, and avowedly heterosexual populace. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 5.13 billion Psychos are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, although Industry, Healthcare, and Administration are also considered important, while Environment and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Knife Stomach Ripper. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.5%.

The all-consuming Psychotic economy, worth 456 trillion flesh wounds a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Gambling industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Arms Manufacturing, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 89,024 flesh wounds, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 587,350 per year while the poor average 5,226, a ratio of 112 to 1.

Life-saving resuscitation is denied based on decades-old teenage diaries that declare "I want to die before I get old", it is customary to begin the summer with a fasting ritual in which people eat nothing but kumquat smoothies, the government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid, and it is common to still see adults with training wheels on their bikes. Crime is a major problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Psycho Isle's national animal is the Bullet rhino, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Darkness.

Psycho Isle is ranked 167,306th in the world and 24th in Aeia for Most Politically Free, scoring 23.71 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 1,199thTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 3,494thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,631stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,373rdMost Avoided: 5,798thHighest Crime Rates: 6,112thFattest Citizens: 6,494thLargest Mining Sector: 8,811thMost Armed: 9,936thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 10,535thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,723rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,258thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,398thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 16,197thLargest Black Market: 18,886thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 19,173rd
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Largest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Psycho Isle's influence in Aeia rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Psycho Isle's influence in Aeia rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Psycho Isle voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate Iran"".
  • : Psycho Isle voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Language and Education Rights for Deaf Individuals".
  • : Psycho Isle's influence in Aeia rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Psycho Isle's influence in Aeia rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Psycho Isle's influence in Aeia rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Psycho Isle was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides and the Top 5% for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : Psycho Isle voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Proper Hygiene For Medical Instruments".
  • : Following new legislation in Psycho Isle, it is common to still see adults with training wheels on their bikes.

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