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The Matriarchy of Gypsy Lands

“Come dance with us.”

Category: Mother Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Location: Gypsy Lands

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

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The Matriarchy of Gypsy Lands is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by The Gypsy Queen with an iron fist, and notable for its unlimited-speed roads, zero percent divorce rate, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 4.148 billion Gypsies 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 tiny, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Defense, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tambourine. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.3%.

The Gypsy economy, worth 326 trillion silver coins a year, is led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Basket Weaving, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 78,733 silver coins, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 222,561 per year while the poor average 22,283, a ratio of 10.0 to 1.

The Gypsy Queen is refusing to make decisions until the Moon is out of Capricorn, grocery stores can be audibly identified by the giggling emerging from them, military officers are given medals for disobeying orders, and waste is frequently shipped to other countries. Crime is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Gypsy Lands's national animal is the Werewolf, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Christianity.

Gypsy Lands is ranked 7,853rd in the world and 3rd in Gypsy Lands for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 124.92 on the Hayek Index.

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1%
Most Primitive: 725thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,315thTop
5%
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,476thMost Devout: 4,885thFattest Citizens: 5,194thLargest Retail Industry: 5,674thLargest Gambling Industry: 7,475thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7,853rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,091stTop
10%
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 9,134thMost Armed: 11,375thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11,861stHighest Disposable Incomes: 13,634thMost Cultured: 15,189thBest Weather: 16,221stMost Corrupt Governments: 16,484th
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5%
Most Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionTop
10%
Fattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the region

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