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Largest Information Technology Sector: 22ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 58thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 106th
The Borderlands of
Father Knows Best State
Leave me alone
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population19.526 billion

CapitalUnsophisticate City


The Borderlands of Unsophisticate is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, digital currency, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 19.526 billion Unsophisticateans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The tiny, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Unsophisticate City. The average income tax rate is 47.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Unsophisticatean economy, worth an astonishing 12,363 trillion kals a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is a breathtaking 633,165 kals, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle, Leader's office has a newly installed Max-Man arcade game programmed by a 5th-grader, the "temporary replacement bus service" is now a permanent fixture, and children grow up believing the sun to be a myth. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Unsophisticate's national animal is the wolverine, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Unsophisticate is ranked 297,496th in the world and 6,698th in The North Pacific for Most Avoided, scoring 0.33 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

Largest Information Technology Sector: 22ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 58thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 106thHighest Average Incomes: 171stHighest Poor Incomes: 172ndLargest Retail Industry: 174thSmartest Citizens: 291stLargest Agricultural Sector: 312thMost Secular: 339thLargest Black Market: 367thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 489thHighest Economic Output: 498thMost Influential: 499thHighest Disposable Incomes: 502ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 507thMost Corrupt Governments: 633rdMost Beautiful Environments: 689thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 974thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,216thMost Efficient Economies: 1,241stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,243rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,456thMost Inclusive: 1,617thBest Weather: 1,651stLowest Crime Rates: 1,784thLargest Governments: 1,908thMost Patriotic: 1,959thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,002ndLargest Publishing Industry: 2,385thMost Developed: 2,542ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,832ndRudest Citizens: 2,837thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 4,029thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,753rdHighest Food Quality: 5,187thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,207thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,264thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,609thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,663rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,116thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,511thMost Stationary: 14,744thTop
Largest Populations: 16,987thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,610thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20,408thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 29,634th
Largest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 13th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 14th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 17th in the regionMost Secular: 21st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 22nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 24th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 30th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 36th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 41st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 50th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 58th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 59th in the regionMost Patriotic: 62nd in the regionTop
Most Influential: 74th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 76th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 79th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 80th in the regionMost Inclusive: 82nd in the regionLargest Governments: 83rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 90th in the regionBest Weather: 94th in the regionRudest Citizens: 110th in the regionMost Developed: 138th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 151st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 173rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 188th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 210th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 220th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 233rd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 270th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 271st in the regionLargest Populations: 293rd in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 377th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 514th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 516th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 530th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 580th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 647th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Unsophisticate, children grow up believing the sun to be a myth.
  • : Unsophisticate was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Following new legislation in Unsophisticate, the "temporary replacement bus service" is now a permanent fixture.
  • : Following new legislation in Unsophisticate, Leader's office has a newly installed Max-Man arcade game programmed by a 5th-grader.
  • : Unsophisticate voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Grilled Cheese Act".
  • : Unsophisticate was endorsed by The Most Excellent Empire of Picairn.
  • : Following new legislation in Unsophisticate, foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle.
  • : Following new legislation in Unsophisticate, the "war on terror" doesn't seem to be making Unsophisticateans any less frightened.
  • : Following new legislation in Unsophisticate, Leader's reputation is hard as nails.
  • : Following new legislation in Unsophisticate, stranded mountaineers can watch livestreamed footage of their rescues.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 396 » Unimaginable Doom, Great Bights Mum, Sil Dorsett, Xentherida, Wineclaw, Frances Francis the First of France, Malta Comino Gozo, Elevation, Siwale, Chukstik Illahi, Pallaith, PlanetPunk, Kwaj, Panama Coalition, Cloydicia, Corfad, Necromonia, Kundam, Walter Jackson, Vexilia, Yukti, Koda-Land, The Iron Lions, Acrabinnia, Dicko, David Davidson, Felpolandia, Gmt2001, Azzarel, Wilkshire, Pleroma Sans Romans, Karazan, Lemonbiscuits, Shibutani, Joodey, Phoronu, Soviet Terran, Prydania, Ilisseia, Kyoki Chudoku, Former English Colony, Srpski Novo Zelandjani, Pasargad, Pradovnia, Empy, Vincone Cae, Old Emporia, United States of Medford, Zeternia, Ethnon, and 346 others.Maott, AGoodPlace, The Rhein States, North Bratislava, Omnistria, Gurou, The Windmilluminati, Nexia, Dreadton, Ninjak30, Holy Marcus Empire, The Sinclarian Provinces, Ham Federation, British Bayonet, Antiyard, Solmetria, Votak Matim, Trillius, Loutsland, Seenvorland, Kranostav, PotatoFarmers, Zyvetskistaahn, Zecit, Merconitonitopia, Xagill, Khoik, Singamadri, Joevala, Aeolist, Nistriabar, Eraver, Unshleepd, Nationeer, Greater Pittsburgh, Sikol, Advancia-Sizzletown, Simone Republic, Animu Place, Loptous, Etanur, Rainengrad, South Baba, Quentiam Viventem, Drentusa, New Trisone, Feelonia, The Austro Germanic Union, Aeurithianar, Cartures, Fran Advar, Gendirt, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Batatoland Empire, Sattelbach, Vesuva, A Salmon Named Harold, Andanavia, VictorH, Bankowiata, The Bikini Bottom Republic, Wisconsota, Upper Libertatem, The Jerichowan Country, Perikuresu, Neopie, Alcavia, Capitista, AmManies, Oannia, Hellsinky, New Terra-Nullius, Altivia, Laurendon, Menouria, Parpyduckland, Atrito, Intelbrazia, Mk Steele, Pazair, KAP03land, Cobolica, Regallio, Bornodia, Free State Of Wrangler Island, Kitabo, The Arverni Lands, Rex Republic, Gragadoia, Arucaria, Stud Hoy, Laxoimia, Eggplant Island, Fratanica, Inspiratus, 2 and 2 is Fish, GPT-3, Bagojo, Liberum Hibernia, Thought Obliteration, Varisland, Filibustra, Proserpino, Scres Gidgerland, Omicron Persei V111, Kitzgos, Inferior Impor, Chipoli, The Zheng Dynasty, Alzaran, Piura, Roman Empire August, Miyasaka, Catel Sago, Salish-Cascadia, Sechiole, Randoes, Hai Han, Esteneng, TyGerria, Eastern Valskovia, Sri Temasekia, TheLandOfFunFunFun, Yuki No Shima, Austro-Bavarian States, Viridiann, Horrorlandian State, New Xyroxes, Argylia, Spartoi, The Confederation of Earth, Jinwoy, Intion North, Radicaster, Mesvice, Wolffoxia, Northern Socialist Council Republics, Hentaigraado, Darkanistan, Segesta, Tsandonown, Viceroy Vincent, Harjad, Exkosia, Russila, Transitional Global Authority, Flamengo, Racoda, Rinadia, Misdainana, Aguaria Major, Technocratic-european Countries, Vlenkenov, Dem Republic of Romania, Laforeia, PlanetMercury, The Soviet States of Europe, Kandorith, Pyos Ter, TamilPesum, New Lakemba, Nouvel Empire, Jeltronian WA Mission, IHateRights, Federation of Vanguard, Ellbonnia, Homo Sapiens Deuss, Esperonia, Blyskalia, The Confederate States of America, Voipel, Xiang Dynasty, The Devskian Revolutionary Republic, Frokolia, Everything Decided at Random, Andstions, New Selkirk, Pinky Queen, Gorundu, Paladani, Iespao, Aurasreich, Territorio di Nessuno, Zerentopia, Vilaforta, The USSA, Elliniki Dhmokratia, Snipland, Southern Moosetopia, The Teddy, Pineappleistania, Mallyna, Marlducro, Catalis, Saugeen Shores, Love Shack, South Parter, Greater Portugaliza, Furballland, Deliber, Northern-Kempia, Alire, Lennie Briscoe, Frieszia, New Atlantico, New-Ferytland, Ishtimbine, Valentine Z, Florevana, Kaschovia, Keb Numar, Orjald, Dakota Territories, Kingdom of Time, DarkMondoria, Yokciq Empire, Workers Republic of Prestes Order, Individualist Catopia, Fell Dunn, Petronellania, Rionion, Justosia, Bjorkikistan, Coutdown, Velon, Crystal Creation, Erwo Stal, Coth Pladyia, Ayuzhhhhh, New Cordyceps, The Unicrons, Iamm, Alogiada, The Police, Ivy Rekkia, United Caribbea, Bedsonya, Bodhisva, Coders, The Blind Side, Ovekisu, Great Ignesia, Crilland, Notyoutopia, Libaga, Catholicah, Castle In Confidence, Allied Stumbler, Republiqueducroissant, Saint-Dauphin, Rezonovia, Calahy, Tugupaw, XST, Inclement Space, East Deslang, Machalas, Qep, Valiacorkit, Neptunian Military Administration, Grith Neria, CyberEgypt, Jenha, The Kingtonn Republic, The Union of The People of Britannia, Izern, Lionsroar, Amdupe, Sellaeta, Guamanian Republic, Sindoesia, Kaiser Dominance, Vertigoism, Neutral Federation of the Mountains, Bardopia, Brandon II, Mortionia, Negarden, Hydra Nation, Zelenaya Dolina, Ambatis, Maxiverse, Sur Isles, Leone Frankia, Kosova, Aerilia, Velting-Instan, Zandos, Texopolian TRADE ROUTE, Pavonesia, Lambadian, Eurocom, Great Mataram, Crux Epia, New Bismuthium, Small Venezia, Hyphen, Shoinkwishima, Jasmine Dragon, Lezaseia, Gojira, Mystiquelle, Western Justice, Northumberlandia, Latin Crimea, Armonker, Freecriers, Sunnaria, Artoriticitys, Murias, Illusia and Neverendia, Ardok, United Orange Valley States, RonkLand, Norwegian FOREST cat, New Chiken, Ereena, Kenmoria, Verderiesdre, Ateala, Photan, Kyroth Dreemurr, Hengaila, Luminerra, Sanctum Teriaris, Ziprotscria, Arostica, Halsoni, Psykistriaa, McMasterdonia, Barxa, Nebiyar, Kobalera, Kainin, Eludmonden, Lugarvatn, Wechujan, Fragrancia, The InGen Group, Arjuna, NederlandseRepubliek, A Nova Terra, The Aosta Valley, Abinved, Germanic Cat, and Pribaltic Union.