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Highest Crime Rates: 235thMost Armed: 260thRudest Citizens: 335th
The Free Land of
Left-wing Utopia
If it bleeds, we can kill it.
Takeshi Kovacs
Civil Rights
World Benchmark
Political Freedom

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Population7.063 billion

LeaderTakeshi Kovacs

CurrencyGold Dragon
AnimalKomodo Dragon

The Free Land of Tyranogorgon is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Takeshi Kovacs with a fair hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, museums and concert halls, and pith helmet sales. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 7.063 billion Tyranogorgonians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The medium-sized, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Valyrian. The average income tax rate is 95.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Tyranogorgonian economy, worth a remarkable 2,341 trillion Gold Dragons 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Book Publishing, and Soda Sales. 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 amazing 331,477 Gold Dragons, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Retirement homes are filled with foreign war criminals, graffiti graces every city's streets, workers of "fairweather faith" claim six months of paid leave for holy days per year, and the national anthem is considered broadly offensive to those who don't believe in Atheism. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Tyranogorgon's national animal is the Komodo Dragon, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Atheism.

Tyranogorgon is ranked 1,476th in the world and 3rd in New Western Empire for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 21,626.29 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Highest Crime Rates: 235thMost Armed: 260thRudest Citizens: 335thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 507thFattest Citizens: 553rdHighest Poor Incomes: 571stLargest Information Technology Sector: 596thMost Inclusive: 605thMost Rebellious Youth: 711thMost Subsidized Industry: 715thLargest Black Market: 724thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 727thLargest Publishing Industry: 875thMost Influential: 893rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,221stMost Advanced Public Education: 1,476thHighest Average Incomes: 1,510thMost Cultured: 1,693rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,832ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,846thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,947thMost Efficient Economies: 1,965thMost Devout: 2,006thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,057thTop
Highest Drug Use: 2,767thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,001stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,112thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,042ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,204thLargest Governments: 4,492ndNicest Citizens: 4,794thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,987thSmartest Citizens: 5,460thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,200thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,445thNudest: 6,563rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,638thHighest Economic Output: 6,685thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,995thTop
Most Politically Free: 16,638thLargest Retail Industry: 17,497thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,681stMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,187thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 19,921stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21,081st
Highest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionMost Politically Free: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9th in the regionNudest: 9th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 9th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionMost Extreme: 11th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 11th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 13th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 14th in the regionNicest Citizens: 15th in the regionLargest Governments: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 15th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 18th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 21st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 22nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Tyranogorgon was reclassified from "Civil Rights Lovefest" to "Left-wing Utopia".
  • : Following new legislation in Tyranogorgon, the national anthem is considered broadly offensive to those who don't believe in Atheism.
  • : Following new legislation in Tyranogorgon, workers of "fairweather faith" claim six months of paid leave for holy days per year.
  • : Following new legislation in Tyranogorgon, graffiti graces every city's streets.
  • : Following new legislation in Tyranogorgon, retirement homes are filled with foreign war criminals.
  • : Following new legislation in Tyranogorgon, the "right of sanctuary" stops police pursuit into temples and churches.
  • : Following new legislation in Tyranogorgon, drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking.
  • : Tyranogorgon was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Devout.
  • : Following new legislation in Tyranogorgon, it's considered a valid legal defence to say "a demon made me do it".
  • : Following new legislation in Tyranogorgon, fraternities are notorious for drunken hooliganism.


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