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The Island Swamp of Watery Grave-

“Land - Island Swamp”

Category: Authoritarian Democracy
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Few

Location: The United Federations

Regional Influence: Nipper

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The Island Swamp of Watery Grave- is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Mark Rosewater with an iron fist, and renowned for its avant-garde cinema, keen interest in outer space, and daily referendums. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 5.82 billion Watery Grave-ians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shockland. The average income tax rate is 34.8%.

The powerhouse Watery Grave-ian economy, worth 439 trillion lands a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient black market in Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, Basket Weaving, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 75,492 lands, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.6 times as much as the poorest.

Harry Potter books are banned, politicians and casino owners who so much as wander into the same room are arrested on the spot, prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries, and schoolchildren are taught to boo and hiss at Mark Rosewater's name. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Watery Grave-'s national animal is the shock, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is shocking.

Watery Grave- is ranked 167,451st in the world and 74th in The United Federations for Smartest Citizens, with 24.83 quips per hour.

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Most Armed: 10,354thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,371stTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 13,868thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 14,008thLargest Black Market: 17,737thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 21,018thMost Compassionate Citizens: 25,222nd
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 6th in the regionMost Armed: 9th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 9th in the region

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