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The Dictatorship of Big Broth

“War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
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Location: The Alliance of Dictators

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The Dictatorship of Big Broth is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its frequent executions, hatred of cheese, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 581 million Brothers 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of City 17. The average income tax rate is 71.9%.

The sizeable but stagnant Brothian economy, worth 10.1 trillion pounds 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, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Soda Sales. 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 17,369 pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.5 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens pray for sunshine so that they can use illicit sundials for timekeeping, artists regularly face criminal charges and art-burning parties are common, in court almost every witness is a hostile witness, and strange looking men with big red noses are found hiding behind bushes and inside dustbins. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Big Broth's national animal is the fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Big Broth is ranked 141,154th in the world and 38th in The Alliance of Dictators for Fattest Citizens, with 9.72 Obesity Rate.

Most Conservative: 1,171stMost Authoritarian: 1,779thTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 7,043rdTop
Most Extreme: 14,627thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,112thMost Corrupt Governments: 18,996thBest Weather: 22,863rd
Most Authoritarian: 6th in the regionTop
Most Extreme: 7th in the regionMost Conservative: 8th in the region

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