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The BS Detector of October Surprise


Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
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Location: United States

Regional Influence: Truckler


The BS Detector of October Surprise is a gargantuan, orderly nation, notable for its punitive income tax rates, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 42.34 billion October Surpriseans 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 Defense, Law & Order, and International Aid. The average income tax rate is 56.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but stagnant October Surprisean economy, worth 114 trillion whoas a year, is highly specialized and led by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 2,709 whoas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. October Surprise's national animal is the rabbit.

October Surprise is ranked 302,937th in the world and 81st in United States for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Authoritarian: 2ndMost Income Equality: 8thMost Conservative: 9thMost Extreme: 321stLargest Populations: 845thTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 4,600thMost Influential: 5,911thMost Stationary: 8,264thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 17,373rdMost Pacifist: 26,377thMost Rebellious Youth: 28,922nd
Most Conservative: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 8th in the region

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