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The Despotic Dictatorship of Despoticania

“God was a dream of good government.”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Location: The Alliance of Dictators

Regional Influence: Dealmaker

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The Despotic Dictatorship of Despoticania is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by The Despot with an iron fist, and notable for its ritual sacrifices, free-roaming dinosaurs, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 30.937 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 average income tax rate is 98.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Despoticanian economy, worth an astonishing 33,049 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 Automobile Manufacturing. 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 1,068,274 Despollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

They say that The Despot's personal computer is full of naked pictures of the Emperor of Maxtopia, retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites, military pilots spend more time scraping feathers off their engines than flying their aircraft, and the military will start wars with other nations on a lark. 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 171st in the world and 3rd in The Alliance of Dictators for Largest Governments, scoring 90.45 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

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Most Scientifically Advanced: 1stHighest Poor Incomes: 1stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rdLargest Black Market: 4thHighest Average Incomes: 6thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9thMost Efficient Economies: 10thHighest Economic Output: 11thSmartest Citizens: 13thMost Subsidized Industry: 17thMost Advanced Public Education: 28thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 37thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 41stMost Cultured: 44thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 47thMost Secular: 51stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 81stLargest Retail Industry: 103rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 108thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 127thLargest Mining Sector: 159thMost Corrupt Governments: 162ndLargest Governments: 171stMost Armed: 222ndMost Developed: 247thLongest Average Lifespans: 279thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 296thMost Stationary: 377thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 489thLowest Crime Rates: 523rdLargest Publishing Industry: 851stMost Avoided: 1,188thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,389thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,538thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,899thLargest Populations: 1,944thTop
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Most Influential: 2,720thHealthiest Citizens: 2,825thRudest Citizens: 3,427thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,667thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,830thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 11,599thMost Authoritarian: 12,716thMost Income Equality: 12,776thMost Inclusive: 15,815thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,315thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 17,538thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,562nd
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Highest Economic Output: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionMost Income Equality: 4th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8th in the regionMost Inclusive: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 11th in the region

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