We observe; therefore, we are... John Koenig
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,876thMost Influential: 2,628thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,284th
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Obscure Sorrows

Population5.036 billion

LeaderJohn Koenig


The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by John Koenig with an even hand, and remarkable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, zero percent divorce rate, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.036 billion Sorrowsians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nazarick. The average income tax rate is 93.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Sorrowsian economy, worth 737 trillion Minoes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 146,364 Minoes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news, heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste, ignorance is considered a politically desirable quality, and earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Obscure Sorrows's national animal is the lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Morii.

Obscure Sorrows is ranked 260,456th in the world and 12,382nd in the South Pacific for Highest Crime Rates, with 1.73 crimes per hour.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,876thMost Influential: 2,628thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,284thHealthiest Citizens: 4,367thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,047thMost Developed: 5,670thBest Weather: 5,874thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,939thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,067thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,331stMost Advanced Public Education: 6,843rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,148thSmartest Citizens: 7,204thLargest Governments: 7,416thMost Inclusive: 7,672ndHighest Food Quality: 8,316thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,399thNicest Citizens: 8,595thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,867thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,964thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,993rdMost Efficient Economies: 9,243rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,357thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,604thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,798thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,035thLowest Crime Rates: 10,805thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,334thTop
Most Secular: 15,260thHighest Average Incomes: 16,141stMost Cultured: 17,765thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,773rdMost Pacifist: 24,153rd
Healthiest Citizens: 134th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 146th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 154th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 161st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 164th in the regionMost Developed: 171st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 179th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 190th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 191st in the regionBest Weather: 193rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 194th in the regionLargest Governments: 197th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 197th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 212th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 251st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 259th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 263rd in the regionMost Influential: 264th in the regionMost Inclusive: 268th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 268th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 279th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 279th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 288th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 291st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 297th in the regionNicest Citizens: 298th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 304th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 382nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 385th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 400th in the regionRudest Citizens: 426th in the regionMost Secular: 467th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 474th in the regionMost Stationary: 483rd in the regionMost Cultured: 546th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 666th in the regionMost Pacifist: 974th in the regionSafest: 1,153rd in the region

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