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The Dictatorship of Billy Idols

“People are power”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: The North Pacific


Billy Idols

Population433 million


The Dictatorship of Billy Idols is a huge, orderly nation, renowned for its compulsory military service, unlimited-speed roads, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 433 million Billy Idolsians 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 enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 67.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Billy Idolsian economy, worth 12.0 trillion marks 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 Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. 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 27,751 marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Only adults may purchase violent video games, Billy Idols has designated Billy Idols City as its capital city, officer recruitment and police brutality have reached an all-time high, and years of counter-terrorism planning are foiled by small details. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Billy Idols's national animal is the panther, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Billy Idols is ranked 23,833rd in the world and 1,136th in The North Pacific for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 75.89 Workforce Participation Rate.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,240thTop
Most Authoritarian: 4,613thMost Influential: 6,244thTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 8,748thMost Conservative: 9,114thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11,428thMost Extreme: 11,850thMost Income Equality: 13,472nd
Most Authoritarian: 271st in the regionTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 413th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 450th in the regionMost Extreme: 466th in the regionMost Conservative: 521st in the regionMost Income Equality: 714th in the region

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