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The Element of Surprise

“Didn't see that coming.”

Category: Anarchy
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Location: 10000 Islands

Regional Influence: Sprat


The Element of Surprise is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Sir Prize with a fair hand, and renowned for its absence of drug laws and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-working, democratic population of 23.445 billion surprises live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The medium-sized, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Healthcare, and Public Transport. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of anywhere. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 16.5%.

The strong surprised economy, worth a remarkable 1,000 trillion shocks a year, is quite specialized and led by the Gambling industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Trout Farming. Average income is 42,665 shocks, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 290,075 per year while the poor average 2,292, a ratio of 126 to 1.

Mr Happy's Funland has just been named Surprise's new capital, Sir Prize has just been declared ruler of Surprise in an international press conference, and astonishment has been named as Surprise's national religion. Crime is a serious problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Surprise's national animal is the shark, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is astonishment.

Surprise is ranked 163,168th in the world and 1,126th in 10000 Islands for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 739.61 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most Pro-Market: 1stHighest Drug Use: 1stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1stMost Politically Free: 2ndMost Extreme: 450thMost Stationary: 1,274thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,686thTop
Largest Populations: 6,341stNudest: 8,403rdMost Influential: 9,585thRudest Citizens: 9,995thLargest Gambling Industry: 10,570thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 14,692ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,958thHighest Economic Output: 21,356thMost Armed: 24,156th
Most Politically Free: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 14th in the regionTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 18th in the regionLargest Populations: 61st in the regionNudest: 61st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 70th in the regionTop
Highest Crime Rates: 88th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 121st in the regionMost Avoided: 122nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 148th in the regionMost Armed: 149th in the regionRudest Citizens: 152nd in the region

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