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The Oppressed Peoples of Drogmar

“Suffering for everyone but me”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Outlawed
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: Balder

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Drogmar

Population14.05 billion

CapitalZeredathath
LeaderThe Unspeakable One
FaithPhilosophic Sufferianism

Currencyblood diamond
AnimalHorrific Demon of Fear

The Oppressed Peoples of Drogmar is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The Unspeakable One with an iron fist, and remarkable for its strictly enforced bedtime, public floggings, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 14.05 billion Drogmarians 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order is also considered important, while Welfare and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zeredathath. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Drogmarian economy, worth a remarkable 6,980 trillion blood diamonds 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, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Information Technology. 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 496,805 blood diamonds, with the richest citizens earning 8.3 times as much as the poorest.

Colonists who were promised new lands find only war-torn devastation, citizens are told that foreigners are hungry ghosts who eat the flesh of the overly curious, a rusted hulk in Zeredathath harbour has been voted the worst eyesore in Balder, and weapons produced by newly nationalized armaments factories have been found to contain sawdust instead of gunpowder. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Drogmar's national animal is the Horrific Demon of Fear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Philosophic Sufferianism.

Drogmar is ranked 205,571st in the world and 7,202nd in Balder for Safest, scoring 5.49 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 5thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 24thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 24thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 65thMost Corrupt Governments: 117thLargest Black Market: 126thLowest Crime Rates: 184thHighest Average Incomes: 304thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 333rdLargest Governments: 400thLargest Mining Sector: 410thHighest Average Tax Rates: 546thMost Armed: 572ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 626thMost Avoided: 679thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 878thHighest Economic Output: 948thFattest Citizens: 1,055thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,463rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,677thMost Devout: 1,857thTop
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Most Conservative: 2,831stHighest Poor Incomes: 2,872ndMost Subsidized Industry: 3,016thRudest Citizens: 4,364thNudest: 5,916thMost Authoritarian: 9,401stLongest Average Lifespans: 9,648thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 14,563rdLargest Populations: 15,402nd
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 13th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 15th in the regionMost Armed: 18th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 24th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 27th in the regionMost Avoided: 28th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 32nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 47th in the regionMost Conservative: 48th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 68th in the regionTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 76th in the regionMost Devout: 83rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 108th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 116th in the regionRudest Citizens: 188th in the regionNudest: 221st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 257th in the regionMost Stationary: 295th in the regionMost Influential: 322nd in the regionLargest Populations: 348th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 490th in the regionMost Extreme: 504th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 531st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Drogmar, weapons produced by newly nationalized armaments factories have been found to contain sawdust instead of gunpowder.
  • : Following new legislation in Drogmar, a rusted hulk in Zeredathath harbour has been voted the worst eyesore in Balder.
  • : Following new legislation in Drogmar, citizens are told that foreigners are hungry ghosts who eat the flesh of the overly curious.
  • : Following new legislation in Drogmar, colonists who were promised new lands find only war-torn devastation.
  • : Following new legislation in Drogmar, loss of the ability to speak is a common affliction of the elderly.
  • : Following new legislation in Drogmar, terrorist videos start by thanking their sponsors.
  • : Following new legislation in Drogmar, the nation's youth voluntarily goes to bed early out of sheer tiredness from their working days.
  • : Drogmar was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
  • : Following new legislation in Drogmar, citizens no longer take selfies with their dead relatives at funerals.
  • : Following new legislation in Drogmar, the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources.

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