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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, socially progressive nation, ruled by Sir Prize with a fair hand, and notable for its absence of drug laws and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-working, democratic population of 26.095 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, Defense, and Social Policy. 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 1,113 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 46,221st in the world and 470th in 10000 Islands for Smartest Citizens, with 40.56 quips per hour.

Most Extensive Civil Rights: 1stMost Pro-Market: 1stMost Politically Free: 2ndMost Extreme: 487thMost Stationary: 1,168thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,689thHighest Drug Use: 2,762ndTop
Largest Populations: 6,111thMost Influential: 9,093rdLargest Gambling Industry: 10,777thRudest Citizens: 11,097thNudest: 11,821stMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,813thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 15,045thHighest Economic Output: 23,700thMost Rebellious Youth: 28,330th
Most Politically Free: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 9th in the regionTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 17th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 18th in the regionNudest: 44th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 49th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 51st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 65th in the regionMost Avoided: 95th in the region

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