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Most Conservative: 1,140thMost Authoritarian: 3,115thMost Ignorant Citizens: 9,946th
The Precious of
Psychotic Dictatorship
[sneaking intensifies]
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Weak
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Smeagollum

Population5.797 billion

Currencyring
Animalfish

The Precious of Smeagollum is a colossal, orderly nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 5.797 billion Smeagollums are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Law & Order, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 72.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but sluggish Smeagollum economy, worth 161 trillion rings 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 Woodchip Exports industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Automobile Manufacturing, and Retail. Average income is 27,913 rings, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

TV shows must meet strict ethnicity quotas, citizens are barcoded to keep track of their movements, Harry Potter books are banned, and the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Smeagollum's national animal is the fish, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Smeagollum is ranked 205,496th in the world and 109th in Middle Earth for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 2,198.23 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

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Most Conservative: 1,140thTop
5%
Most Authoritarian: 3,115thMost Ignorant Citizens: 9,946thTop
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Most Extreme: 22,323rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 24,416th
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Most Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Extreme: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 8th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Smeagollum lodged a message on the Middle Earth Regional Message Board.
  • : Smeagollum was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Smeagollum lodged a message on the Middle Earth Regional Message Board.
  • : Smeagollum was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Smeagollum was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Smeagollum lodged a message on the Middle Earth Regional Message Board.
  • : Smeagollum was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Smeagollum was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Smeagollum was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Smeagollum was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.

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