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The Kingdom of Salibaic

“Today a Kingdom, Tomorrow an Empire” King John II

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Duckspeaker

Location: Force

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Salibaic

Population5.884 billion

CapitalDunbarline
LeaderKing John II
FaithThe Holy Shrine of Dr Owl

CurrencyYet
AnimalBear

The Kingdom of Salibaic is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by King John II with an iron fist, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, pith helmet sales, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.884 billion Salibaicians 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Administration, and Education are also considered important, while International Aid receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dunbarline. The average income tax rate is 87.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Salibaician economy, worth 877 trillion Yets 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, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Tourism, and Furniture Restoration. 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 impressive 149,066 Yets, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.8 times as much as the poorest.

Millions of Salibaicians are excellent swimmers, anti-government demagogues have a devil of a time evading authorities, catching an old friend by surprise on the street can be a shocking experience, and cutting-edge missile systems are being retrofitted to twin-prop air force biplanes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Salibaic's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Holy Shrine of Dr Owl.

Salibaic is ranked 14,124th in the world and 16th in Force for Most Developed, scoring 87.81 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,960thTop
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Most Armed: 3,340thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,020thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,624thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,967thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,106thLargest Black Market: 6,629thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,764thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,127thMost Authoritarian: 8,892ndMost Corrupt Governments: 8,922ndMost Devout: 9,697thMost Influential: 9,942ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,559thLowest Crime Rates: 10,736thLargest Governments: 10,994thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 12,953rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,825thMost Developed: 14,124thHighest Average Incomes: 14,374thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,138thMost Conservative: 16,593rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,344thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,419thLargest Information Technology Sector: 19,431stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,446thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,574thHighest Economic Output: 21,304thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21,389thMost Efficient Economies: 21,826thHighest Poor Incomes: 21,842ndMost Advanced Public Education: 23,412thBest Weather: 23,505th
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Most Armed: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionMost Devout: 6th in the regionMost Conservative: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 11th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 12th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 12th in the regionMost Stationary: 13th in the regionMost Influential: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 14th in the regionMost Extreme: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Salibaic lodged a message on the Force Regional Message Board.
  • : Salibaic voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom Of Association".
  • : Salibaic's influence in Force rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Following new legislation in Salibaic, cutting-edge missile systems are being retrofitted to twin-prop air force biplanes.
  • : Following new legislation in Salibaic, catching an old friend by surprise on the street can be a shocking experience.
  • : Salibaic was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Salibaic lodged a message on the Force Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Salibaic, anti-government demagogues have a devil of a time evading authorities.
  • : Salibaic voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Voting Equality for Freed Inmates"".
  • : Salibaic suppressed a post on the Force Regional Message Board.

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