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The Sopo Sloth Kingdom of Ambrella

“Live for Profit, Die for Profit”

Category: Capitalizt
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Europeia



Population25.225 billion

CapitalUnionville d'Ambrella
LeaderSopo Sopopopolis

AnimalAzure Flamingo

The Sopo Sloth Kingdom of Ambrella is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Sopo Sopopopolis with an even hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, anti-smoking policies, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 25.225 billion Ambrellans enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is dominated by the Department of Spirituality, with Industry and Education also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Unionville d'Ambrella. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Ambrellan economy, worth a remarkable 5,918 trillion soprics a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Soda Sales. Average income is an amazing 234,630 soprics, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,180,207 per year while the poor average 26,070, a ratio of 45.3 to 1.

Citizens complain about a burning sensation after bathing, t-shirts displaying a photo of Sopo Sopopopolis performing the Full-Monty are selling out, small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome, and customer satisfaction with online delivery services is at an all time high. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Ambrella's national animal is the Azure Flamingo, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Allerb'ma.

Ambrella is ranked 40,441st in the world and 362nd in Europeia for Most Developed, scoring 60.84 on the Human Development Index.

Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 249thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 515thLargest Gambling Industry: 692ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 709thFattest Citizens: 789thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 856thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 902ndHighest Crime Rates: 1,070thLargest Mining Sector: 1,075thHighest Economic Output: 1,089thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,160thMost Influential: 1,198thMost Avoided: 1,586thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,590thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,632ndTop
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,110thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,849thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,053rdLargest Populations: 3,088thHighest Average Incomes: 3,545thLargest Retail Industry: 4,148thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,448thMost Devout: 4,613thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,643rdMost Rebellious Youth: 4,722ndMost Armed: 5,177thRudest Citizens: 5,514thMost Stationary: 6,732ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,966thMost Cultured: 7,011thTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,587thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,336thLargest Black Market: 11,255thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,747thMost Efficient Economies: 11,988thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12,766thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,576thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,691stLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,271stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,413thMost Pro-Market: 15,817thHighest Drug Use: 15,939thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 16,578th
Largest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionFattest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Populations: 8th in the regionTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 10th in the regionMost Avoided: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 11th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 16th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 19th in the regionMost Armed: 20th in the regionMost Stationary: 22nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 25th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 29th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 31st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 34th in the regionMost Devout: 34th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 36th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 36th in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 46th in the regionLargest Black Market: 52nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 54th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 59th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 60th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 63rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 66th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 85th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 86th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ambrella was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate.
  • : Ambrella was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Ambrella was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • : Ambrella was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Ambrella was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Ambrella was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Ambrella was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Ambrella was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Ambrella resigned from the World Assembly.
  • : Ambrella was endorsed by Easternland.


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