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The Chaoist People's Republic of Dra-pol

“Better to be hated than to be scorned by ants”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Powerbroker

Location: A Modern World

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Dra-pol

Population37.414 billion

CapitalDa'Khiem
LeaderDirector Hotan
FaithKurosite Thought

Currencykuro
AnimalDrapoel shoveler

The Chaoist People's Republic of Dra-pol is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Director Hotan with an iron fist, and notable for its triple-decker prams, rampant corporate plagiarism, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 37.414 billion Drapoel are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Defense, although Healthcare, Social Policy, and Education are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Da'Khiem. The income tax rate is 100%.

The all-consuming Drapoel economy, worth an astonishing 21,340 trillion kuroes 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, highly specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, 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 a breathtaking 570,386 kuroes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Bilingual Drapoel are viewed with suspicion, people make a career out of medical voyeurism, appliance stores are finding spy cameras embedded in their unboxed merchandise, and there is no such thing as an innocent fling in the Drapoel military. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Dra-pol's national animal is the Drapoel shoveler, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Kurosite Thought.

Dra-pol is ranked 2,220th in the world and 5th in A Modern World for Smartest Citizens, with 169.22 Quips Per Hour.

Top
1%
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8thLargest Black Market: 11thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14thMost Subsidized Industry: 46thHighest Poor Incomes: 46thHighest Economic Output: 61stHighest Average Tax Rates: 81stLargest Governments: 83rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 87thLargest Welfare Programs: 88thHighest Average Incomes: 177thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 186thMost Advanced Public Education: 426thMost Corrupt Governments: 430thLargest Populations: 438thLowest Crime Rates: 629thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 653rdLongest Average Lifespans: 848thLargest Mining Sector: 1,666thSmartest Citizens: 2,220thTop
5%
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3,982ndMost Inclusive: 5,504thMost Influential: 6,389thHealthiest Citizens: 8,003rdMost Developed: 8,020thMost Authoritarian: 9,562ndTop
10%
Most Scientifically Advanced: 11,461stMost Secular: 12,086thMost Conservative: 14,579thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,483rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,279th
Top
10%
Highest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Dra-pol was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Dra-pol was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Dra-pol was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Dra-pol updated the World Factbook entry in A Modern World.
  • : Dra-pol was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Dra-pol was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Secular and the Top 10% for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Dra-pol was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Dra-pol's influence in A Modern World rose from "Sprat" to "Powerbroker".
  • : Following new legislation in Dra-pol, there is no such thing as an innocent fling in the Drapoel military.
  • : Dra-pol altered its national flag.

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