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The Kingdom of Goodrum

“All Nations Must rule with an Iron Fist” King Paul IV

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Powerbroker

Location: Hyperico

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Goodrum

Population3.453 billion

CapitalCurtis
LeaderKing Paul IV
FaithThe King Paul IV Church

CurrencyPound
AnimalCastle crusher

The Kingdom of Goodrum is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by King Paul IV with an iron fist, and notable for its enslaved workforce, pith helmet sales, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 3.453 billion Goodrumians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Administration, Law & Order, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Curtis. The average income tax rate is 46.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Goodrumian economy, worth 362 trillion Pounds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 105,043 Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Corporations cut costs by taking away safety-features on their products, dealers go from pushing drugs to pushing up daisies, everyone wants to be on the guest list for diplomatic parties, and immigrant Maxtopians are routinely sold on popular internet auction sites. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Goodrum's national animal is the Castle crusher, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The King Paul IV Church.

Goodrum is ranked 75,356th in the world and 3rd in Hyperico for Most Eco-Friendly Governments, scoring 768.33 on the Dolphin Recycling Awareness Index.

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 12,442ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14,224thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,826thLargest Retail Industry: 16,174thMost Secular: 16,961stLargest Agricultural Sector: 17,024thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,549thMost Developed: 18,040thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 20,324thLargest Black Market: 21,418th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the region

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