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The Disputed Territories of Obstinacy

“Per freta hactenus negata”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Location: Wysteria

Regional Influence: Auxiliary


The Disputed Territories of Obstinacy is a gargantuan, cultured nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, avant-garde cinema, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 42.521 billion Obstinacyians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The minute government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Education, although Defense is also considered important, while Spirituality and Welfare are ignored. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Obstinacyian economy, worth an astonishing 19,121 trillion pelves a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Retail, and Tourism. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 449,701 pelves, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

It is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws, newly-peaceful nations are forced to use assault rifles as farming tools due to a lack of funds for purchasing anything else, passionate nomination battles are often as intense as general elections, and CEOs can't hear the term 'Fire Sale' without bursting into tears. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Obstinacy's national animal is the dodo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Obstinacy is ranked 12,472nd in the world and 21st in Wysteria for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 9,615.47 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Largest Publishing Industry: 22ndLargest Populations: 37thSmartest Citizens: 77thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 89thHighest Economic Output: 113thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 130thLargest Information Technology Sector: 138thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 141stHighest Disposable Incomes: 174thHealthiest Citizens: 195thMost Scientifically Advanced: 374thLargest Agricultural Sector: 375thMost Developed: 392ndLongest Average Lifespans: 431stLargest Retail Industry: 462ndHighest Crime Rates: 491stMost Patriotic: 546thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 569thHighest Average Incomes: 598thMost Efficient Economies: 751stHighest Poor Incomes: 866thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,187thMost Armed: 1,251stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,513thLargest Black Market: 1,651stLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,778thLargest Mining Sector: 1,938thHighest Food Quality: 2,099thMost Influential: 2,369thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 3,447thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,486thRudest Citizens: 4,381stMost Cultured: 4,531stMost Beautiful Environments: 5,935thLargest Gambling Industry: 10,292ndMost Secular: 10,456thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,472ndTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 14,904th
Largest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Patriotic: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the region

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