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The Empire of Gripend

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Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
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Location: Nethermost Hall

Regional Influence: Hermit


The Empire of Gripend is a colossal, safe nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 8.842 billion Gripendians 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 enormous, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. The average income tax rate is 70.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but stagnant Gripendian economy, worth 150 trillion Coins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Uranium Mining industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Automobile Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is 17,067 Coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Voting is voluntary, Animal Liberationists are regularly arrested, organ donation rates are among the lowest in the region, and a recent political speech drew the ire of nerds everywhere after the speaker claimed that Darth Vader was Harry Potter's father. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gripend's national animal is the whatever, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Gripend is ranked 148,576th in the world and 1st in Nethermost Hall for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 247.19 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Most Authoritarian: 5,384thMost Income Equality: 10,609thTop
Most Conservative: 12,072ndMost Stationary: 12,545thMost Ignorant Citizens: 20,658thMost Extreme: 21,350th

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