NATION

PASSWORD

Together, under the Creator, as one.
Most Devout: 1,788thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,490thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,565th
The Holy Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Groddo

Population653 million

CapitalThe Holy See

CurrencyProfession of Faith
AnimalHoodoo

The Holy Empire of Groddo is a huge, orderly nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 653 million Groddoans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Holy See. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 71.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Groddoan economy, worth 88.1 trillion Professions of Faith 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 Information Technology, Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. 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 impressive 134,909 Professions of Faith, with the richest citizens earning 9.5 times as much as the poorest.

National stress about the waning heir-line is causing a rise in alopecia, telling someone to 'break a leg' is considered a criminal inducement to self harm, soldiers go to war dressed in cassocks and robes, and nine out of ten citizens of Groddo answered 'nuclear safety inspector' when asked their occupation. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Groddo's national animal is the Hoodoo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Groddo is ranked 190,418th in the world and 29th in Eladen for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -5.6 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Most Devout: 1,788thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 5,490thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,565thLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,402ndMost Authoritarian: 10,446thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 11,473rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11,540thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,613thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,935thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,012thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,615thLargest Retail Industry: 14,089thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,557thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,719thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,796thLargest Black Market: 16,656thHighest Average Incomes: 17,550thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,951stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,155thLowest Crime Rates: 18,669thLargest Governments: 19,628thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,648thMost Efficient Economies: 20,727th
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Most Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Conservative: 2nd in the regionMost Extreme: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Groddo was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Psychotic Dictatorship".
  • : Following new legislation in Groddo, nine out of ten citizens of Groddo answered 'nuclear safety inspector' when asked their occupation.
  • : Following new legislation in Groddo, soldiers go to war dressed in cassocks and robes.
  • : Following new legislation in Groddo, telling someone to 'break a leg' is considered a criminal inducement to self harm.
  • : Following new legislation in Groddo, national stress about the waning heir-line is causing a rise in alopecia.
  • : Following new legislation in Groddo, bands of adventurers rove the countryside searching for monsters.
  • : Following new legislation in Groddo, doctors will keep brain-dead coma patients ventilated for years in order to avoid accusations of allowing people to die.
  • : Following new legislation in Groddo, women who leak pus from infected wounds are told to suck it up.
  • : Following new legislation in Groddo, card collectors duel to the death.
  • : Following new legislation in Groddo, beating enemies to death with a baseball bat is legal if done within nine innings.

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