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Largest Insurance Industry: 2,488th Most Secular: 3,538th Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,706th
The United Socialist States of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Unity from labor.
Comrade Otto
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population1.793 billion

LeaderComrade Otto
FaithReligion of personality


The United Socialist States of Tropicon is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Comrade Otto with an iron fist, and renowned for its lack of airports, infamous sell-swords, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.793 billion Tropiconians 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ottograd. The average income tax rate is 66.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Tropiconian economy, worth 162 trillion Smekels 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 black market in Arms Manufacturing, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Woodchip Exports, and Information Technology. 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 90,868 Smekels, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Poets and writers are regularly rounded up and shot for entertainment, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits, public shaming is the bedrock of Tropiconian society, and the state auctions off combat drones to fund war reparations. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Tropicon's national animal is the Eve, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Religion of personality.

Tropicon is ranked 50,433rd in the world and 2,037th in the Rejected Realms for Most Extreme, scoring 23.96 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Largest Insurance Industry: 2,488thMost Secular: 3,538thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,706thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,837thMost Avoided: 6,298thLargest Black Market: 6,847thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,074thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 9,672ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,287thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,355thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,908thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,949thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,339thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,008thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,651st
Most Secular: 69th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 79th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 141st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 159th in the regionMost Avoided: 167th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 188th in the regionLargest Black Market: 189th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 243rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 253rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 263rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 307th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 314th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 319th in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 365th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 402nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 449th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 463rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 486th in the regionLargest Governments: 613th in the regionMost Conservative: 656th in the region

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