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God was a dream of good government. The Despot
Highest Poor Incomes: 1stMost Scientifically Advanced: 1stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd
The Despotic Dictatorship of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Influence
Dealmaker
Founder
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Despoticania

Population29.871 billion

CapitalDespoticania Prime
LeaderThe Despot
FaithChurch of Transcendental Hatred

CurrencyDespollar
AnimalWinged Unicorn Pig

The Despotic Dictatorship of Despoticania is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The Despot with an iron fist, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, avant-garde cinema, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 29.871 billion Despoticanians 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 relatively small, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Despoticania Prime. The average income tax rate is 95.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Despoticanian economy, worth an astonishing 30,988 trillion Despollars 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, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Automobile Manufacturing. 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 a breathtaking 1,037,425 Despollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Invasive species are hunted by the gendarmerie, students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas, the logging industry is celebrating as tourists plaster Despoticania with trees, and employers are finding it hard to screen candidates now that everyone gets A grades in their exams. Crime is totally unknown. Despoticania's national animal is the Winged Unicorn Pig, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Church of Transcendental Hatred.

Despoticania is ranked 1,391st in the world and 2nd in The Alliance of Dictators for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring 68 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

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Highest Poor Incomes: 1stMost Scientifically Advanced: 1stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rdLargest Black Market: 4thHighest Average Incomes: 8thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9thMost Efficient Economies: 9thSmartest Citizens: 15thHighest Economic Output: 19thMost Subsidized Industry: 19thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 34thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 35thMost Advanced Public Education: 36thMost Cultured: 42ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 52ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 58thLargest Retail Industry: 77thLargest Agricultural Sector: 103rdMost Secular: 121stLargest Mining Sector: 148thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 172ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 175thMost Corrupt Governments: 179thLargest Governments: 199thMost Armed: 231stMost Developed: 358thMost Stationary: 388thLongest Average Lifespans: 405thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 630thLowest Crime Rates: 737thMost Avoided: 816thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,127thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,391stRudest Citizens: 1,468thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,851stLargest Populations: 1,960thMost Influential: 2,592ndFattest Citizens: 2,863rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,116thHealthiest Citizens: 7,718thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,876thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,130thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,364thMost Income Equality: 13,055thMost Inclusive: 13,754thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,512thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 17,516th
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Highest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10th in the regionMost Income Equality: 11th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 11th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Despoticania, employers are finding it hard to screen candidates now that everyone gets A grades in their exams.
  • : Following new legislation in Despoticania, the logging industry is celebrating as tourists plaster Despoticania with trees.
  • : Following new legislation in Despoticania, students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas.
  • : Following new legislation in Despoticania, invasive species are hunted by the gendarmerie.
  • : Following new legislation in Despoticania, Super Barry Brothers is the most popular video game in the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Despoticania, pet owners make sure their dogs wear diapers.
  • : Despoticania was endorsed by The Dictatorship of Balrog.
  • : Following new legislation in Despoticania, it takes months to get the proper permits for a child's first tricycle.
  • : Following new legislation in Despoticania, town nameplates frequently raise giggles from passing tourists.
  • : Following new legislation in Despoticania, citizens who don't recite the Pledge of Despoticania at least three times a day are placed on a terrorist watch-list.

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