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The Federal Commonwealth of Dicko

“The only constant in politics: change” Primarch Dicko

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The North Pacific

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Dicko

Population9.167 billion

CapitalThe Citadel
LeaderPrimarch Dicko

CurrencyBitcoin
AnimalGryphon

The Federal Commonwealth of Dicko is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Primarch Dicko with an iron fist, and notable for its digital currency, complete lack of prisons, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 9.167 billion Dickoans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Citadel. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Dickoan economy, worth a remarkable 4,174 trillion Bitcoins 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. 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 amazing 455,436 Bitcoins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Counter-Terrorism Unit has been nicknamed "Big Bad Wolf" for its tendency towards urban demolition, taking hostages is a great way to influence government policy, the nation's orphanages and maternity wards have been nicknamed 'the Killbot Factories', and undergrads find their professors' mushroom experiments less psychedelic than expected. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dicko's national animal is the Gryphon, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Dicko is ranked 191,904th in the world and 9,293rd in The North Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -9.9 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 26thMost Scientifically Advanced: 126thLowest Crime Rates: 132ndHighest Poor Incomes: 148thMost Corrupt Governments: 273rdMost Secular: 304thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 324thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 331stSmartest Citizens: 336thLargest Governments: 338thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 364thHighest Average Tax Rates: 428thHighest Average Incomes: 430thMost Advanced Public Education: 490thMost Influential: 597thMost Efficient Economies: 819thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 869thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 944thLargest Black Market: 1,034thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,045thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,124thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,283rdLargest Insurance Industry: 1,356thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,383rdMost Beautiful Environments: 1,619thMost Developed: 1,713thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,772ndTop
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Highest Economic Output: 2,423rdLongest Average Lifespans: 2,467thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,895thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,431stLargest Retail Industry: 4,121stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,178thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,408thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,713thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,748thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,222ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6,958thLargest Mining Sector: 7,415thTop
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Most Stationary: 11,057thMost Authoritarian: 13,550thLargest Welfare Programs: 17,723rd
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionMost Secular: 10th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13th in the regionLargest Governments: 15th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 23rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 25th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 29th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 35th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 37th in the regionLargest Black Market: 41st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 44th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 52nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 55th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 58th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 62nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 68th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 76th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 94th in the regionMost Developed: 99th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 102nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 146th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 158th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 190th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 196th in the regionMost Influential: 204th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 216th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 224th in the regionMost Stationary: 247th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 258th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 262nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 281st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 288th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 502nd in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 514th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 778th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 828th in the region

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