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The Despotic Dictatorship of Despoticania

“God was a dream of good government.”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
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Location: The Alliance of Dictators

Regional Influence: Dealmaker


The Despotic Dictatorship of Despoticania is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by The Despot with an iron fist, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, keen interest in outer space, and compulsory vegetarianism. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 34.528 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 income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Despoticanian economy, worth an astonishing 39,338 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 Book Publishing. 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 1,139,318 Despollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Endangered bison are herded across the border to prevent them from trampling on native prairie grass, suburban backyards are seized by the government and turned into national parks, it can be a real jungle in a modern courtroom, and people who have lived their entire lives in Despoticania are shocked to discover that they are not citizens. 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 29th in the world and 2nd in The Alliance of Dictators for Most Patriotic, with 194.38 flags saluted per person per day.

Highest Poor Incomes: 1stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 2ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rdLargest Black Market: 3rdHighest Average Incomes: 4thSmartest Citizens: 6thHighest Economic Output: 8thMost Advanced Public Education: 8thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13thMost Efficient Economies: 13thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16thMost Subsidized Industry: 24thMost Patriotic: 29thMost Secular: 29thMost Cultured: 42ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 45thLargest Agricultural Sector: 53rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 69thLargest Governments: 101stMost Corrupt Governments: 114thMost Developed: 132ndLongest Average Lifespans: 146thMost Armed: 187thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 187thLowest Crime Rates: 192ndLargest Retail Industry: 222ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 235thLargest Mining Sector: 243rdMost Stationary: 347thHighest Food Quality: 371stLargest Publishing Industry: 393rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 401stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 483rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 587thHealthiest Citizens: 1,082ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,200thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,591stLargest Populations: 1,847thTop
Most Influential: 3,091stMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,324thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,036thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,226thRudest Citizens: 6,239thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,598thMost Income Equality: 8,302ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,519thMost Authoritarian: 10,089thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,667thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,832nd
Most Developed: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionMost Income Equality: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 6th in the regionTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 9th in the regionRudest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11th in the region

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