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The Protectorate of Nipton Township

“Hating the Legion since 2278”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Location: the South Pacific

Regional Influence: Unproven


The Protectorate of Nipton Township is a huge, genial nation, renowned for its irreverence towards religion, absence of drug laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 295 million Nipton Townshipians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 46.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Nipton Townshipian economy, worth 7.81 trillion Bottle Caps 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 a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Basket Weaving, Soda Sales, Woodchip Exports, and Trout Farming. 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 26,459 Bottle Caps, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The tenet of free speech is held dear, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome, and cigarettes are dead-cheap. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Nipton Township's national animal is the Coyote.

Nipton Township is ranked 72,475th in the world and 1,851st in the South Pacific for Smartest Citizens, with 37.13 quips per hour.

Most Primitive: 12,336thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 20,701stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 23,994thLeast Corrupt Governments: 25,281st
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 232nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 432nd in the regionMost Primitive: 452nd in the regionTop
Nudest: 644th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 856th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,008th in the region

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