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Most Armed: 4,164thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,914thLargest Agricultural Sector: 11,828th
The Allied States of
Father Knows Best State
Like it says in the book, we are blessed, and cursed.
Influence
Auxiliary
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Few

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Xcephalopodonia

Population897 million

CapitalTyanchansius
LeaderRoyal Jahseh IV

CurrencyXcepher
AnimalMisha Terrier

The Allied States of Xcephalopodonia is a huge, efficient nation, ruled by Royal Jahseh IV with an iron fist, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, irreverence towards religion, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 897 million Xcephalopodonians 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 medium-sized government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Healthcare, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tyanchansius. The average income tax rate is 44.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Xcephalopodonian economy, worth 89.2 trillion Xcephers a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 99,434 Xcephers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

The once prosperous capital is in utter decline, the question of 'what is Royal Jahseh IV's favorite color?' has been given a priority rating of burnt-orange, summer science camps are regularly raided by narcotics police, and children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Xcephalopodonia's national animal is the Misha Terrier, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Xcephalopodonia is ranked 66,079th in the world and 4th in Swagvania for Safest, scoring 92.58 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Most Armed: 4,164thTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 10,914thLargest Agricultural Sector: 11,828thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,190thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,512thMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,784thMost Secular: 19,485thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20,398th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Xcephalopodonia, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces.
  • : Following new legislation in Xcephalopodonia, summer science camps are regularly raided by narcotics police.
  • : Following new legislation in Xcephalopodonia, the question of 'what is Royal Jahseh IV's favorite color?' has been given a priority rating of burnt-orange.
  • : Xcephalopodonia was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Father Knows Best State".
  • : Following new legislation in Xcephalopodonia, the once prosperous capital is in utter decline.
  • : Following new legislation in Xcephalopodonia, in court almost every witness is a hostile witness.
  • : Xcephalopodonia's influence in Swagvania rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
  • : Xcephalopodonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Following new legislation in Xcephalopodonia, citizens have to dodge their neighbors' drones while getting the morning paper.
  • : Following new legislation in Xcephalopodonia, immigrants complain that natives keep coming over and taking their jobs.

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