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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

Population9.647 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 renowned for its strictly enforced bedtime, irreverence towards religion, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 9.647 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 4,194 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 434,819 Bitcoins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Hipster cyclists declare that "metal is dead", children dream of becoming physicians and physicists, shoppers have literally had their hands full since plastic bags were banned, and it is mandatory to learn evolution in schools. 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 208,443rd in the world and 9,238th in The North Pacific for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -9.7 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 28thMost Scientifically Advanced: 109thLowest Crime Rates: 126thMost Secular: 182ndMost Corrupt Governments: 276thSmartest Citizens: 305thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 311thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 333rdLargest Governments: 352ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 412thHighest Average Tax Rates: 424thHighest Average Incomes: 537thHighest Poor Incomes: 539thMost Advanced Public Education: 561stMost Influential: 586thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 768thMost Efficient Economies: 812thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 944thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,203rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,346thLargest Black Market: 1,504thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,511thMost Developed: 1,598thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,717thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,819thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,975thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,215thTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,278thHighest Economic Output: 2,513thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,458thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,510thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,809thLargest Retail Industry: 5,292ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,463rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,145thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,058thMost Stationary: 10,754thTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 12,279thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 15,321stMost Authoritarian: 15,530thLargest Welfare Programs: 18,030th
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 14th in the regionLargest Governments: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 21st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 26th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 28th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 41st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 43rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 44th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 51st in the regionLargest Black Market: 62nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 63rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 64th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 72nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 75th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 89th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 92nd in the regionMost Developed: 100th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 104th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 119th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 129th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 141st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 161st in the regionMost Influential: 201st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 218th in the regionMost Stationary: 236th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 255th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 261st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 441st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 463rd in the regionLargest Populations: 505th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 618th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 625th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 813th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 880th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Dicko was endorsed by The Republic of Maratabat.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, it is mandatory to learn evolution in schools.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, shoppers have literally had their hands full since plastic bags were banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, children dream of becoming physicians and physicists.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, hipster cyclists declare that "metal is dead".
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, the government has little issue with allowing its citizens to languish in foreign jails.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, anyone who so much as frowns risks being referred to a mental health unit.
  • : Following new legislation in Dicko, the health budget has been diverted into prolonging Primarch Dicko's life.
  • : Dicko endorsed The Kingdom of PEG.
  • : Dicko was endorsed by The Kingdom of PEG.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 321 » 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, Kelvaros Prime, Necromonia, Yukti, New Chilokver, Buckerino, New Lakemba, Humptalumpta, Cloydicia, The Iron Lions, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Territorio di Nessuno, Panama Coalition, Corfad, Unsophisticate, The Syca, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Puczovska, Phoronu, Dopeland420, Shibutani, Viridiann, Detrivania, Former English Colony, Highton Islands, United Draconia, New Trisone, The Gamer Party, Whereisthatistan, Empy, and 271 others.Zeternia, Ethnon, Sundred, SORT, Hyperbanus, Maott, El Fiji Grande, Kobagia, Arstungry, Dar es Saalam, Wilkshire, The Discipled, Amestris-Britannia, Tarr-Nation, Rosewood-, The Rhein States, The Most Freedom Ever, United Kahndaq, Niradans, Zokk, Vincone Cae, Votak Matim, Soviet Terran, Valhalla123, North Bratislava, Dreadton, Omnistria, Guer Aike, The Windmilluminati, Avemterra, Napnomadia, Bearical, Ninjak30, Zumlandia, Haor Chall, Partax, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Pasargad, Newpromisedland, The Sinclarian Provinces, Joodey, Revolutionary Sealand, Acrabinnia, Solmetria, Steampunk Ariel, Trillius, Astronomical, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Loutsland, Republic of New Atlantis, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Orado, Astrind, Glurponia, Wisconsota, Runeda, Daiz, Seenvorland, The Tampa Bay Rays, Ice and Tinian, New Octicarg, Ham Federation, McMasterdonia, The Stratosphere Islands, Fizban, Faircliff, Gnomewatchers, Tachycardia, PotatoFarmers, Clan Spaniel, Kranostav, Xagill, Miamington, Pazair, Dabarastan, Zyvetskistaahn, Ravendi, Interdimensional Zone, Fraguale Cothe, Freyford, Nationeer, Vathnutum, Misthas, Anungu, Valentine Z, Fendlium, Praeceps, Zecit, Volstokn, Loli County, East Akra, Arlens Apartment, Austral States of America, Alamei, Keventle, Hamerica, Fayyayid, Merconitonitopia, The Sansvich, Yokciq Empire, The New Communist Republic Of States, Wit Noreis, Khoik, The Endless Eventide, New Jamgra, Vivanco, Psychotic Vegans, Godwanna, Xyrron, Olofin, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Logovets, Prevaland, Stone Ira, New Avian, Crader, Nisastria, Aeolist, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Antiyard, Nistriabar, Varola, Avastate, Unshleepd, KhalChicken, Solskjar, Hyphen, Armandlandia, The Pantheons, The Serdey Islands, Korovan Isles, Westinor, Wurplestan, Fauzjhia, Oceanialia, Greater Pittsburgh, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Prydania, Nordic-British Union, Frostcell, Sikol, TLTland, Saperisole, Zzozona, Hopsin, Ver Testua, Termathe, I Like Killing people, Libertania Democratica, Sevinland, The Calabash Protectorate, Shinjuku tokyo 0, TyGerria, Asoc lon, Simone Republic, Entecavir, Ihsan, Kocherian, Smesh, Mimia, Seanat, Cowbridge, Innocentic, Brucklania, Navorden, Arichia, Solcius, Lux Conos, Schnuftelland, Eywaan, Principia Mathematica, Maclare, Artemis Selene, Nouvelle-Floride, U S Eh, Lordelles, Madjack, Kragsgale, Xipher, Orogonia, Pokemanland, Palisede, Buckhem, Astal Aavors, Eslatani, Amerian States, Illusia and Neverendia, Erubetia, WeKnow, Eastern Cous Empria, Andexia, Pope Saint Peter the Apostle, Paverium, Frahnkzaden, Karakalpak Republic, Disunited Earth, Democratic Republic of Kohland, Heilhum Imperius, Abonland, Singamadri, Draconian Progression, Harjad, Warancia, Hardscrabble, DIMAnism, Emerencia, Neu-Galicia, Daulatpur, Lulubellia, Cartures, Aerilia, Cretox State, Morover, Nobec, Jestings, Pleroma Sans Romans, Outer Shenendoah, Joevala, Chips and Guac, Glanst, Shizzy, Loptous, Elvoreto, An Identity Crisis, The Kingdom Of Wagies, Navsland, Magna Banitia, Kenaniahistan, Rozarus, Sardona, Why Seriously, R libanon, Sisang, Porotia, A Die, The Clever Crow, Fitchy, Republica Guilleana, Sopernia, Boston Castle, Jerzykowo, Holy Empire Of Greater Bavaria, Tringapore, Varisland, Liminyj, Goblin Gang, Southern Ryland, New Ecronentia, Dai Nippon Yamato, Aoncarpa, Venicea, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Rainengrad, Voles Ang, Religioncord, Lubi Islands, Jurisa, Pytong, Ofrettia, Bankowiata, Arloria, Kazoo Basin, The Unified Missourtama States, Caffeinetopia, Ozstan, OuterGalactic Federation of the Emu, Sanghyeok, PEG, and Maratabat.

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