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The Ghastly Expanse of The Gatekeeper

“Make your choice.”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
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Location: The New Meritocracy

Regional Influence: Diplomat


The Ghastly Expanse of The Gatekeeper is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Zuul with an iron fist, and remarkable for its lack of airports, hatred of cheese, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 28.065 billion Gatekeeperians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dana Barrett's Apartment. The average income tax rate is 96.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Gatekeeperian economy, worth a remarkable 3,807 trillion Padlocks a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 135,667 Padlocks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.8 times as much as the poorest.

Phone taps are frequently carried out by the police, groups of government workers are declared protected tribes if they venture too deep into the Capitol, the nation's orphanages and maternity wards have been nicknamed 'the Killbot Factories', and the military's primary weapons are fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, and a fanatical devotion to Obedience. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. The Gatekeeper's national animal is the Terror Dog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Obedience.

The Gatekeeper is ranked 274,698th in the world and 14th in The New Meritocracy for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring -12.33 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 392ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 570thMost Primitive: 620thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 895thMost Devout: 1,493rdTop
Largest Black Market: 3,712thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,807thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,857thLargest Populations: 3,916thHighest Economic Output: 4,108thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,471stLowest Crime Rates: 4,658thMost Authoritarian: 5,146thMost Conservative: 5,999thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,017thLargest Governments: 6,383rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,361stMost Beautiful Environments: 8,169thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,516thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,692ndSafest: 10,713thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,755thMost Patriotic: 12,296thBest Weather: 12,777thTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,650thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15,916thHighest Average Incomes: 19,933rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 24,988thHighest Poor Incomes: 26,930th
Most Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the region

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