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Most Primitive: 1,382ndNudest: 2,794thMost Ignorant Citizens: 2,958th
The People's Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
One wrinkle and you're out
Influence
Instigator
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Smooth Brains

Population184 million

CurrencyBrain Cell
AnimalChimp

The People's Republic of Smooth Brains is a very large, orderly nation, remarkable for its frequent executions, free-roaming dinosaurs, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 184 million Smooth Brainsians 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, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Spirituality, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 76.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Smooth Brainsian economy, worth 9.84 trillion Brain Cells a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Trout Farming, Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, and Gambling. 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 53,456 Brain Cells, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It is illegal to carry an umbrella when the official weather forecast predicts a sunny day, morale within the seismologist community has hit rock bottom, children fear compulsory visits to their spiritual advisors more than the dentist, and it is illegal to make racist remarks in public. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Smooth Brains's national animal is the Chimp, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Smooth Brains is ranked 19,435th in the world and 1st in Romania for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 3,346.47 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Most Primitive: 1,382ndTop
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Nudest: 2,794thMost Ignorant Citizens: 2,958thMost Devout: 3,777thTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,277thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,839thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,529thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,259thMost Authoritarian: 14,443rdMost Avoided: 17,730thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,905thLargest Welfare Programs: 19,435th
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Nudest: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Smooth Brains was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Smooth Brains voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Nuremgard".
  • : Smooth Brains voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Integrity in Law Enforcement".
  • : Following new legislation in Smooth Brains, it is illegal to make racist remarks in public.
  • : Following new legislation in Smooth Brains, children fear compulsory visits to their spiritual advisors more than the dentist.
  • : Following new legislation in Smooth Brains, morale within the seismologist community has hit rock bottom.
  • : Following new legislation in Smooth Brains, it is illegal to carry an umbrella when the official weather forecast predicts a sunny day.
  • : Following new legislation in Smooth Brains, emergency services don't respond to trailer park fires.
  • : Smooth Brains's influence in Romania rose from "Contender" to "Instigator".
  • : Following new legislation in Smooth Brains, children are often punished for the sins of the fathers.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 5 » Caladda, Northern Bucovina, Vrancia, Ost-Siebenburgen, and Yrskienne.

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