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The Federal Commonwealth of Dicko

“The only constant in politics: change” Primarch Dicko

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The North Pacific



Population10.838 billion

CapitalThe Citadel
LeaderPrimarch Dicko


The Federal Commonwealth of Dicko is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Primarch Dicko with an iron fist, and renowned for its soft-spoken computers, ban on automobiles, and prohibition of alcohol. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 10.838 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 medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Defense. 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 4,682 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 a large, well-organized 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 432,045 Bitcoins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Sullen teenagers in bright orange 'community payback' onesies can be seen picking litter at the roadside, a faint smell of body odour can be detected at several miles' distance from the National Science Park, things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication, and prenuptial contracts have replaced diamond rings in marriage proposals. 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 898th in the world and 58th in The North Pacific for Most Beautiful Environments, with 4,565.46 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

Largest Information Technology Sector: 31stMost Scientifically Advanced: 76thLowest Crime Rates: 99thMost Secular: 160thHighest Poor Incomes: 176thSmartest Citizens: 223rdMost Corrupt Governments: 254thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 260thLargest Governments: 297thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 299thHighest Average Tax Rates: 370thMost Influential: 575thHighest Average Incomes: 575thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 615thMost Advanced Public Education: 639thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 650thMost Efficient Economies: 811thMost Beautiful Environments: 898thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,172ndMost Developed: 1,181stLargest Insurance Industry: 1,377thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,421stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,570thHighest Economic Output: 2,299thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,444thTop
Largest Black Market: 2,518thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,590thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,851stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,936thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,981stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,366thLargest Retail Industry: 5,994thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,187thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,294thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8,737thMost Stationary: 10,183rdTop
Healthiest Citizens: 12,428thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13,906thMost Authoritarian: 16,769thLargest Welfare Programs: 22,341st
Largest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12th in the regionLargest Governments: 15th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 21st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 21st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 28th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 32nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 41st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 47th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 57th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 57th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 58th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 65th in the regionMost Developed: 77th in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 95th in the regionLargest Black Market: 97th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 103rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 122nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 125th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 158th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 168th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 176th in the regionMost Influential: 201st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 202nd in the regionMost Stationary: 221st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 239th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 311th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 355th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 558th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 582nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 632nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 719th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 726th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Dicko was endorsed by The Holy Islamic Caliphate of Sahriastan.
  • : Dicko was endorsed by The Most Serene Republic of Lionia.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, prenuptial contracts have replaced diamond rings in marriage proposals.
  • : Dicko voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Voting Equality for Freed Inmates"".
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, a faint smell of body odour can be detected at several miles' distance from the National Science Park.
  • : Dicko voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Honeydewistania".
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, sullen teenagers in bright orange 'community payback' onesies can be seen picking litter at the roadside.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, court verdicts are predictable to within a hundredth of a percentage point.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, politicians that report exaggerated crowd sizes for their speeches are dismissed for being delusional.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 351 » Yaorozu, Great Bights Mum, Unimaginable Doom, Sunto, Notyoutopia, Sil Dorsett, Holy Oranz, Shadowrik, Selfgradatude, Frances Francis the First of France, Xentherida, Wineclaw, Siwale, Malta Comino Gozo, Alice Gardens, Pallaith, PlanetPunk, Kwaj, Koda-Land, Diodone, Necromonia, Yukti, New Chilokver, Buckerino, New Lakemba, Humptalumpta, Cloydicia, The Iron Lions, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Territorio di Nessuno, Panama Coalition, Corfad, Unsophisticate, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Puczovska, Phoronu, Dopeland420, Shibutani, Viridiann, Detrivania, Former English Colony, Highton Islands, New Trisone, The Gamer Party, Whereisthatistan, Empy, Zeternia, Ethnon, Sundred, and 301 others.SORT, Hyperbanus, Maott, El Fiji Grande, Kobagia, Arstungry, Dar es Saalam, Wilkshire, The Discipled, Amestris-Britannia, Tarr-Nation, Rosewood-, The Rhein States, United Kahndaq, Zokk, Vincone Cae, Votak Matim, Soviet Terran, North Bratislava, Dreadton, Omnistria, Guer Aike, The Windmilluminati, Napnomadia, Bearical, Ninjak30, Haor Chall, Partax, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Pasargad, Newpromisedland, The Sinclarian Provinces, Joodey, Acrabinnia, Solmetria, Steampunk Ariel, Trillius, Astronomical, 1 very fast endotarter, Loutsland, Republic of New Atlantis, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Orado, Astrind, Glurponia, Runeda, Daiz, Seenvorland, The Tampa Bay Rays, Ice and Tinian, Ham Federation, McMasterdonia, The Stratosphere Islands, Gnomewatchers, Tachycardia, PotatoFarmers, Clan Spaniel, Kranostav, Xagill, Miamington, Dabarastan, Zyvetskistaahn, Ravendi, Interdimensional Zone, Freyford, Nationeer, Anungu, Valentine Z, Fendlium, Zecit, Volstokn, East Akra, Alamei, Keventle, Hamerica, Merconitonitopia, The Sansvich, Yokciq Empire, Khoik, The Endless Eventide, Vivanco, Godwanna, Xyrron, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Prevaland, Crader, Nisastria, Aeolist, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Antiyard, Nistriabar, Varola, Unshleepd, KhalChicken, Solskjar, The Pantheons, The Serdey Islands, Korovan Isles, Greater Pittsburgh, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Prydania, Nordic-British Union, Sikol, TLTland, Zzozona, Ver Testua, Termathe, I Like Killing people, Libertania Democratica, Sevinland, The Calabash Protectorate, TyGerria, Simone Republic, Mimia, Seanat, Innocentic, Brucklania, Navorden, Solcius, Lux Conos, Eywaan, Madjack, Kragsgale, Xipher, Orogonia, Pokemanland, Amerian States, Illusia and Neverendia, WeKnow, Eastern Cous Empria, Andexia, Pope Saint Peter the Apostle, Karakalpak Republic, Heilhum Imperius, Singamadri, Draconian Progression, Harjad, Hardscrabble, DIMAnism, Lulubellia, Cartures, Aerilia, Cretox State, Morover, Pleroma Sans Romans, Outer Shenendoah, Joevala, Chips and Guac, Loptous, R libanon, Porotia, Republica Guilleana, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, Liminyj, Goblin Gang, Southern Ryland, Venicea, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Rainengrad, Religioncord, Pytong, Bankowiata, Kazoo Basin, Ozstan, Sanghyeok, PEG, AGoodPlace, Imperial Pieserged, Yellops, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Free Atlantis, Gendirt, Ellbonnia, Desvios, Odelinor, Slyakanya, Strongwill, The Pleiads, Nodnarb, Reinoniananiananonanonona, The Jerichowan Country, Nuronte, Streidenberg, Tvers, Chukstik Illahi, AVALOHIA, Felora, Hewani, Climeria, Rinadia, A Salmon Named Harold, Colfes, Seijitsu, Simadoa, New Michag, Intion North, Blyskalia, Miragnac, Port Naga, Iberia y las Colonias, Knowmare, Harmonypine, Zabacuz, Darkmondoria, Svenskskit, Galbadiana, Morgul, Gafflebag, His Enduring Majesty, Star Kingdom, Bharathvarsh, Moneyflows, GenshinImpact, The Republic of Free Peoples, Confederacy of North America, New Celoveniortan, Muqatil, Planes, Kyruev, Super Girl, Sou Tros Soceland, Upper Libertatem, The Mazur Empire, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Sachi, Brsil, Katuda, Kingdom of KHATTAB, Paradeavenlisian States, Vesteysia, Barabolia, Folenz, Francois Isidore, Aoncarpa, Valgarda, Kromi, Zemnaya Svoboda, Svenskan, Figyjharli, Landfinia, Wapistan, Sanjurika, Trumpski, Nova Arcania, Dangine, Communist Lukania, Centrialand, Lol2639, Siforpeo, Travislavania, Shotokonia, BTProductions, Aryan Homeland, Federal Republic of Genosha, Korean-Joseon, Mon Island, ForestMythal, Rising Sakura, Qurtuba, Jaxikistan, Belin Antenia, Perikuresu, Allevania, Tsandonown, The holy German 6th Reich, Liberum Hibernia, Cajland, Phaerra, Defense For The World Assembly, Tyirza, Lowssen, WhoHateeta, Ootasa, Atlunartemis, Libvillia, 2 and 2 is Fish, Ariele, Greater Ale Permars, Fraystonia, Novremia, Card Kingdom, Boston Castle, Andanavia, Eternal Dominion, Kastonvia, Capablanca, Solimun, Nikhilesh23, Sopernia, Mitropola, Duurania, Enomeni Ipeiros, Tringapore, Morcusa Clicanskaukk, Drueste, Fizban, Duryanistan, Andanx, Tameside, Lionia, and Sahriastan.

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