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Most Armed: 6,409th Largest Black Market: 8,762nd Most Devout: 14,047th
The Esoteric Order of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Secrecy, Loyalty, Breed.
The Great Old One
Influence
Hermit
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Tentacular Horror

Population7.019 billion

CapitalG'yeth
LeaderThe Great Old One
FaithThe Estoric Order of Tentacular Horror

Currencysacred stone
Animalgiant octopus

The Esoteric Order of Tentacular Horror is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by The Great Old One with an iron fist, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, zero percent divorce rate, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 7.019 billion cultists are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Law & Order, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of G'yeth. The average income tax rate is 75.5%.

The estoric economy, worth 443 trillion sacred stones a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Arms Manufacturing, and Trout Farming. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 63,184 sacred stones, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.3 times as much as the poorest.

Falling satellites are regarded as a blessing from the gods, increasing numbers of children in Tentacular Horror have different eye and hair color to their supposed fathers, ship captains always order a return to port at the slightest sign of rain, and politicians preface their speeches with a declaration that any resemblance to speeches given by individuals living or dead is purely coincidental. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tentacular Horror's national animal is the giant octopus, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is The Estoric Order of Tentacular Horror.

Tentacular Horror is ranked 80,680th in the world and 1st in Panopticon for Most Developed, scoring 52.97 on the Human Development Index.

Top
5%
Most Armed: 6,409thTop
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Largest Black Market: 8,762ndMost Devout: 14,047thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,206thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,005thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,358thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,666th

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  • : Tentacular Horror was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Tentacular Horror was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Tentacular Horror was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian and Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Tentacular Horror was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Tentacular Horror was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Tentacular Horror was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Tentacular Horror was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Tentacular Horror was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Tentacular Horror was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Tentacular Horror was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.

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