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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 31.52 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 International Aid, Social Policy, and Education. The average income tax rate is 55.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant October Surprisean economy, worth 88.0 trillion whoas a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 2,791 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 170,580th in the world and 71st in United States for Most Efficient Economies, scoring zero on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Most Authoritarian: 2ndMost Conservative: 9thMost Income Equality: 10thMost Extreme: 328thLargest Populations: 1,065thTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 3,003rdMost Influential: 5,654thTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 14,863rd
Most Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 6th in the region

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