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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 333rdMost Influential: 1,368thMost Conservative: 2,076th
The Dictatorship of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Population725 million



The Dictatorship of Snipland is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, keen interest in outer space, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 725 million Sniplandians 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Snipcoard. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 77.8%.

The very strong Sniplandian economy, worth 73.0 trillion Snips 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 large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Uranium Mining. 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 an impressive 100,633 Snips, with the richest citizens earning 5.9 times as much as the poorest.

Dozens of viewers tune in weekly to hear whether a comma has been added to Clause 5 in Subsection B of Law 58375, prison libraries are being replaced with interrogation chambers, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews, and in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Snipland's national animal is the Snipets, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Snipland is ranked 64,370th in the world and 1,551st in The North Pacific for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 226,935 Standard Monetary Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 333rdMost Influential: 1,368thMost Conservative: 2,076thTop
Most Secular: 3,581stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,618thMost Authoritarian: 5,683rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,474thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,282ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,870thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,834thSafest: 13,064thMost Patriotic: 13,419thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 15,794thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19,267thHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,411thMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,803rdMost Corrupt Governments: 22,806thLargest Governments: 23,001stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 25,938thMost Extreme: 28,460thLongest Average Lifespans: 30,764th
Most Conservative: 68th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 132nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 160th in the regionMost Secular: 175th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 237th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 247th in the regionMost Extreme: 249th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 255th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 347th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 380th in the regionMost Influential: 417th in the regionTop
Most Patriotic: 477th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 559th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 599th in the regionSafest: 737th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 772nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 803rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 818th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Snipland, in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare.
  • : Snipland endorsed The Matriarchy of Unitarian Universalism.
  • : Snipland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extreme and Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Snipland was endorsed by The Matriarchy of Unitarian Universalism.
  • : Following new legislation in Snipland, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews.
  • : Following new legislation in Snipland, prison libraries are being replaced with interrogation chambers.
  • : Following new legislation in Snipland, dozens of viewers tune in weekly to hear whether a comma has been added to Clause 5 in Subsection B of Law 58375.
  • : Snipland voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Ghant".
  • : Snipland voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Securities Issuers Governance and Disclosures".
  • : Following new legislation in Snipland, debate rages over whether ground fish guts can be spread on fields.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 321 » Bankowiata, Laforeia, Omnistria, Vexilia, Neopie, Horrorlandian State, Frontia, Federation of Vanguard, Greater Portugaliza, Evelyn Hugo, Emnaria, Chechno-Kalimovski, The Windmilluminati, TheLandOfFunFunFun, Esteneng, Chadinton, AmManies, Bakestate, Karazan, Jinwoy, Calanguistao, Freedom and Democratic Socialist, Greater Velana, Greater Rajava, Ibra, Gendirt, Anthronia, Confederacy of North America, Jonglergenekon, FezEmerald, Estremaura, Etanur, Dacian Freelands, Fran Advar, Loutsland, Adziolandia, HellSpire, Fratanica, Democratic Phod Rockeernia, Dreadton, Aurasreich, Democatic Donkeys, Shirn, Fupiju, Elomania, Great Bights Mum, The Confederate States of America, Belios, Love Shack, Everything Decided at Random, and 271 others.Quackland, Hiyzis, Proserpino, New Jerusalemm, Mk Steele, Detrivania, Mondstadtes KaiseReich, David Davidson, Salish-Cascadia, Free State Of Wrangler Island, Norvoz, Miyasaka, Laxoimia, Gulfia, Sagevick, Yaorozu, Intelbrazia, Piura, Eternal Dominion, Arquan, Luminerra, Perikuresu, Jeltronian WA Mission, Neavira, Geezy For Life, Sou Avida, Igritann, North Jus Intius, Eggplant Island, Fiertronarawber, Felpolandia, Anti-void, Sanctum Teriaris, Mandurium, Arostica, Amogus Sussy, Notyoutopia, Mystiquelle, Lucedeia, Liberum Hibernia, Austro-Bavarian States, Mechenland, New Luxeria, Scres Gidgerland, Spartoi, Alice Gardens, LostLegion, Socialist Soviet Armenia, Sativa, Terre de liberte, Pradovnia, Shibutani, Dantek, Singamadri, Spifftopiania, Hentaigraado, New Grine Ordinliis, Tenana, Rinadia, South Baba, Southern Moosetopia, Stud Hoy, Tachycardia, The Bikini Bottom Republic, Gin Tonic, New Lakemba, Renemaran, Cobolica, Regallio, Ser Enta, Khoik, Zupla, Bharathvarsh, Marmiedon, Mesvice, Saortia, Laurendon, Inferior Impor, Wisconsota, Radored Welandion, Frokolia, Coalition of Gedran, Rainengrad, United States of Dictators, Darkanistan, Nouvel Empire, Centrundia, Slotark, Joevala, Karog, Nationeer, Individualist Catopia, IHateRights, United States of Americanas, Kree Turrytopia, Russila, Filibustra, Homo Sapiens Deuss, Heilhum Imperius, Pannonika, TOALSORA, Kelvaros Prime, Napnap, Cult of Silence, Cinnibar, Panama Coalition, TamilPesum, New Selkirk, AE2022, Tehmistan, Eurochina, Gran Amerigo, Lorden Lands, Joodey, The Tetra Core, Yukti, Ice and Tinian, Sojenre, The Bureaucratic Territories, Monke City, Goose lands, Maiora Cacumina, Aeolist, Ekvan, Rex Republic, United States of Medford, Velikaya Arstotzka, Zillead, Sil Dorsett, Radicaster, Among us very sus oh no why is it so sus, Solmetria, Chipoli, Typrevrialand, Napnomadia, Pineappleistania, Mallyna, Frances Francis the First of France, Northern Socialist Council Republics, Euratica, Wolffoxia, Fell Dunn, Flegetonte, The Galactic Triumvirate, Marlducro, Kenmoria, Quincy, Illusia and Neverendia, Advancia-Sizzletown, Fruition, Communist Beijing Must be China, PlanetMercury, Catalis, Eretz Filasteen, Neo Cheese Empire, Galbadiana, Batatoland Empire, Texaska, Meadowfields, Magecastle Embassy Building A5, North Bratislava, Aekp, Ethnon, Peacefounders, Nusantara Indonesian, Polgaria, Flying-Penguins, South Parter, Tsandonown, Istos, Concordare, Kranostav, Lionsroar, Corfad, Azulhuo, Wineclaw, Kasazzastan, Sacred Butterfinger, Atlosk, United Orange Valley States, Atrito, Mr Matzerati, Vilaforta, Integria, Deliber, Malta Comino Gozo, Tape, Unimaginable Doom, Khlachten, Unshleepd, Simone Republic, New Atlantico, The Empire of Ignesia, New-Ferytland, The Amazing Pizza Cat, Neptunian Military Administration, TJUN-ia, Unitarian Universalism, Pallaith, Kandorith, Seenvorland, A Salmon Named Harold, West Nymullers, Transitional Global Authority, Kappacon, Kwaj, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Technocratic-european Countries, Walter Jackson, Aerilia, Siwale, Bandergreen, Wafornes, Zerentopia, Greater Cesnica, Aguaria Major, Koda-Land, Misdainana, Chukstik Illahi, Brsil, Dicko, PotatoFarmers, ForestMythal, Xiang Dynasty, Doichtland, Old Emporia, Soviet Terran, Former English Colony, The Tampa Bay Rays, Phoronu, New Xyroxes, Oceania-America, Free Culture, Unsophisticate, The Rhein States, Gorundu, The northern Polish territories, Pazair, Territorio di Nessuno, Lemonbiscuits, Ayushvandra, Oannia, Jaded Grammarians, Kosanx, Aenglaland, Reich German, Lans Regia, KAP03land, Amdupe, Francois Isidore, Arch Dornan, Chretien, Azzarel, Gothgraff and Lilium, Calcucia, Arucaria, Wilkshire, Necromonia, Inspiratus, Randoes, Gojira, Aavos, Chungland 2, Azassas, Varisland, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Esperonia, Andstions, Cartures, Ecliptic Moons, and East Plate.