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The Armed Capitalist Republic of Despadog

“Oeconomia Ante Omnia”

Category: Father Knows Best State
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Location: Federated Global States

Regional Influence: Dominator


The Armed Capitalist Republic of Despadog is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Chris Hansen with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 3.584 billion Despadogians 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Smogville. The average income tax rate is 77.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Despadogian economy, worth 523 trillion Electronic Despaducats a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Tourism. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 146,141 Electronic Despaducats, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

For 25 Electronic Despaducats tourists can gawk at the site of national tragedy, whales in captivity live in little more than glorified goldfish bowls, Despadog isn't what it used to be, and for the sake of 'public interest' news programs tell viewers how to home-make Sarin gas bombs. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Despadog's national animal is the Pig and its national religion is Secularism.

Despadog is ranked 198,305th in the world and 3rd in Federated Global States for Most Primitive, scoring -369.91 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most Advanced Defense Forces: 8,319thLargest Retail Industry: 8,454thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,257thMost Developed: 9,797thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 10,717thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,200thLowest Crime Rates: 11,299thLargest Governments: 11,795thLargest Black Market: 12,000thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,106thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,807thMost Efficient Economies: 12,923rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,065thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,736thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,202ndHighest Average Incomes: 14,318thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,360thSmartest Citizens: 14,768thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,893rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,260thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,419thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,120thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,463rdLargest Welfare Programs: 18,491stHealthiest Citizens: 19,356th

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