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The Empire of Compli

“Strength Through Compliance”

Category: Father Knows Best State
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: the South Pacific



Population851 million


The Empire of Compli is a huge, orderly nation, remarkable for its smutty television, soft-spoken computers, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 851 million Complians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 44.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Complian economy, worth 91.6 trillion dollars 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 large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Book Publishing, 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 an impressive 107,650 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Rocket boots and thermal detonators have become standard-issue military gear, women complaining about lack of opportunity are told to "man up", the nation's orphanages and maternity wards have been nicknamed 'the Killbot Factories', and scientists earn more grant money for reproducing old experiments than trying anything new. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Compli's national animal is the elephant, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Compli is ranked 149,950th in the world and 5,658th in the South Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 518.65 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 492ndTop
Most Influential: 3,029thNudest: 4,747thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,722ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,081stTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 11,605thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,604thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,696thMost Avoided: 15,288thMost Secular: 16,962ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,150thMost Authoritarian: 19,391st
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 81st in the regionNudest: 157th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 211th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 242nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 271st in the regionMost Influential: 372nd in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 471st in the regionLargest Black Market: 472nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 476th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 477th in the regionMost Avoided: 540th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 584th in the regionMost Secular: 604th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 633rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 650th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 697th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 697th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 265 » Pencil Sharpeners 2, Curlyhoward, Gliasco, Utondara, Erinor, The Filippinas, Tepertopia, CzechoSlovakishMoravia, Amerion, Qawe, Mapico, Omiri, Zaelith, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, The Solar System Scope, Abarri, Land Without Shrimp, HUElavia, Darakin, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Madreia, Tsunamy, Blaash, The West Valley Mountains, Nova Montron, Yeldarbsland, Drystar, Imperial Duck, Aidenfieeld, New Briantown, Wehraboos, Seliyan progressive Islands, Isokenzar, Tsvetania, Anserisa, Si-topia, Centristvill, Terran Draconia, Direwolf1, Manniskoslaktet, USNE2018, North Catimestistrianes, Grianal, Luddinlande, The United Expanse, Nowa Europa, Sthalrim, Fasire, Japanese Federal Republic, Barabarom, and 215 others.Novaexus, Kiasu-ism, Aumeltopia, Bear Connors Paradiso, Jehenna, Linguiniland, Realms of Madness, Great Andora, Phanama, Kandorith, Silberne Wache, Ralphburg, Oreo States, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, South Caleblan, Bawkie, West Pastafaria, Moonshining, Dylar, The naked people, The 3rdGodKing, Farengeto, V3rmont, Eutraya, United Echo, Weburya, Techganet, Phoenixesia, Bumblegaria, Tridem, Walloonia, Dukin Donuts, Nova Kobol, United Rebellious States, Quh, Aschenburg, The Two Jerseys, Baltenlands, Eastern Nyan, Nothanksbutseriously, Vega Naothia, Dis7Nation, The Worst army of, Volaworand, Floofoland, Marinho Islands, Dereistic, Sanden, Noire Denholm, Pamela And Hepatitis, Meistonia, Kholdan, East Nagaland, Velarin, Sophiana, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, Pax Dracon, Enplatia, The BBP, Page 53, Southern Numenor, Kaz Katiestan, Ancient Slobovia, Crystal Creation, Kovish, Privatore, Shefino, Turks of The Eastern Calculus, Linden Oak, Salguod, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Free Rad, Sau Man Frescher, Zosnor, Steampunk Engineers, Stoniamera, Hesrova, Aurcania, Rabbitz, Kringalia, Unielvan Millorvium, Three Rivia Levr, Esfalsa, Noveos, St Oaks, ChickenDome, New Ancapland, Tazaman, PenguinPies, Escevola, Starsight, Poopisiya, Theorin, Maerist, Madhonia, Empa Aserium, Raelsa, InnWorm, Nankyoku Tairiku, Farelonia, Eskvenn, Cuuldere, Markla, Grand Kingdom of Zilean Empire, Sedunn, Erimo, Hypersensible Crybabies, Hytterlander, Erfton, Intergalactic Cyborgtopia, Yavemaya, Luzonesia, SELAH SELAH, Indolos, South Western Korea, Catsonya, Gonrati, A leftover country, Ikkarus, Palamien, Mantas Meow, RestartAll, Dirkistan, Arkalon, Iym Winterless, Ullan, Royaltica, PsychoPantachy, Antarctic Empires, Icn Gaurath, Greater Hyrulang, Auphelia, Westerlonia, Rad Asia, Kervanosia, Piasa Paradise, Oncarra, Mylusch, Wardoeka, United Crumburrtha Federation, Qvait, Obscure Sorrows, Great Terra and its Dominions, Lesinteil, Aguatania, Gran Cubana, Hong Kong Kowloon and New Territories, Corgitopiaa, The Radanivans, Sabrestan, Geekvia, Lioniel, The JessTown Islands, Bewar, Doraya, The Arctic Union, TubaCoffee, Eastern Liberal Lidership, Laamiva, Kallassius, Barokah, Bromsivia, Spazzhole, North Kanuckistan, South Blossom, RussiaSpetsnaz1, Quinta Caporales, Calistan, Kroumos, United Great Holy Empire, Sagada, 11th Infanterie-Division, GI-Land, Hjortheim, Kompir, Bergenu, Namavatland, Pmta, West Fallows, Jennaterra, Blahblah2017, Los Lonley Boys, Pi Ttamgwa Nunmul, Well F, Shocking Bad Hats, Glen Cooley, Malkotistan, Great Novania, Trepsit, Rebel-topia, Hanguk-Nippon, The Drakan Republic, Purple Hyacinth, United States of Vietnam, Nueva Alta California, Vincent Field, Sandaoguo, Drugged Monkeys, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Myness, Kedjens, Midand, Whimichy, Concrete Slab, Andinla, Efferalt, White Bananistan, Catillos, B H A R A T, Namhines, Coadjuthen, Gecetesse, Jazzfrezia, Ebonhand, and Merevane.

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