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Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Enforcer

Location: One big Island

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Dictationapore

Population15.386 billion

CapitalDictationnati
LeaderBig Benji
FaithDictism

CurrencyKróna
AnimalTree Squid

The Spooky-Scary Superstate of Dictationapore is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Big Benji with an iron fist, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, infamous sell-swords, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 15.386 billion Dictatians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dictationnati. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 44.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Dictatian economy, worth a remarkable 6,623 trillion Krónas a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 430,486 Krónas, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,534,611 per year while the poor average 86,858, a ratio of 17.7 to 1.

Wait staff claim to like it when odorous customers flirt with them, the comic book series 'Big Benji and the Villainous Corporate Cronies' is a best-seller, diaper sales are up, and vats of anabolic steroids are being dumped into the ocean to make Dictatian mussels the biggest in One big Island. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dictationapore's national animal is the Tree Squid, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Dictism.

Dictationapore is ranked 177,197th in the world and 32nd in One big Island for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 0.33 on the Hayek Index.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 149thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 358thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 372ndMost Corrupt Governments: 399thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 429thLargest Black Market: 486thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 502ndLargest Mining Sector: 553rdHighest Average Incomes: 558thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 777thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 887thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 891stLowest Crime Rates: 952ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 983rdHighest Economic Output: 1,085thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,120thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,140thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,236thLargest Retail Industry: 1,374thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,426thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,458thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,577thLargest Governments: 2,684thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,236thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,551stRudest Citizens: 4,134thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,555thLargest Gambling Industry: 5,141stMost Developed: 5,397thSmartest Citizens: 5,465thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,317thFattest Citizens: 6,526thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,258thMost Influential: 9,128thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,183rdTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 11,655thLargest Populations: 13,230thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,362ndMost Stationary: 15,835thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,528thMost Cultured: 20,365th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Dictationapore voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Syria".
  • : Dictationapore voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Pedagogical Freedom".
  • : Following new legislation in Dictationapore, vats of anabolic steroids are being dumped into the ocean to make Dictatian mussels the biggest in One big Island.
  • : Following new legislation in Dictationapore, diaper sales are up.
  • : Following new legislation in Dictationapore, the comic book series 'Big Benji and the Villainous Corporate Cronies' is a best-seller.
  • : Following new legislation in Dictationapore, wait staff claim to like it when odorous customers flirt with them.
  • : Following new legislation in Dictationapore, getting your license is a rite of passage for young adults.
  • : Following new legislation in Dictationapore, editorials that criticize the government are legally obligated to display the "pants on fire" warning.
  • : Following new legislation in Dictationapore, foreign musicians that Big Benji dislikes are turned away at the border.
  • : Dictationapore was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".

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