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Nudest: 4,431stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,426thMost Influential: 5,971st
The Borderlands of
Corrupt Dictatorship
To walk among giants
Influence
Truckler
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Few

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The Ghost Dragons

Population939 million

CapitalUnity

CurrencyScales
AnimalDragon

The Borderlands of The Ghost Dragons is a huge, cultured nation, renowned for its national health service, ubiquitous missile silos, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 939 million Ghost Dragonians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Unity. The average income tax rate is 70.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Ghost Dragonian economy, worth 46.0 trillion Scaleses 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 Information Technology, Trout Farming, Arms Manufacturing, and Basket Weaving. 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 48,968 Scaleses, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Authorities are looking for a stool pigeon to rat out who is stealing food from pigeon toilets, preschools put children down for naps with milk, cookies, and a gruesome story of vengeance, the Dragon is a protected species, and landless farmers wander forlornly in the government's many national parks. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Ghost Dragons's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

The Ghost Dragons is ranked 116,354th in the world and 125th in Enadia for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 466.75 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Nudest: 6th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9th in the regionMost Income Equality: 11th in the regionTop
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