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The Despotic Dictatorship of Despoticania

“God was a dream of good government.”

Category: Psychotic 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 notable for its public floggings, complete lack of prisons, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 32.117 billion Despoticanians 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 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 34,406 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 Basket Weaving. 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 1,071,290 Despollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A punitive tax has been placed on harmful emissions, cotton candy made from genuine cotton cellulose doesn't quite satisfy, a new "thought police" branch is being developed, and thieves find battery shops juicier targets than banks. 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 628th in the world and 1st in The Alliance of Dictators for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 41,193.82 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Highest Poor Incomes: 1stMost Scientifically Advanced: 1stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 2ndLargest Black Market: 4thHighest Average Incomes: 6thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7thSmartest Citizens: 9thMost Advanced Public Education: 11thHighest Economic Output: 11thMost Efficient Economies: 13thMost Subsidized Industry: 17thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 24thMost Secular: 31stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 32ndMost Cultured: 40thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 43rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 88thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 99thLargest Agricultural Sector: 102ndLargest Retail Industry: 107thLargest Governments: 139thMost Corrupt Governments: 140thLargest Mining Sector: 168thMost Developed: 201stMost Armed: 211thLongest Average Lifespans: 223rdLowest Crime Rates: 325thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 360thMost Stationary: 363rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 366thLargest Publishing Industry: 628thHighest Average Tax Rates: 859thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,556thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,814thLargest Populations: 1,899thHealthiest Citizens: 1,979thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,927thMost Influential: 2,959thMost Avoided: 3,448thRudest Citizens: 5,181stMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,988thMost Authoritarian: 7,631stMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,371stMost Income Equality: 9,370thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,756thTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 16,564thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,915thMost Inclusive: 20,421st
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionMost Income Equality: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 10th in the regionRudest Citizens: 10th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 10th in the region

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