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The Fishy Imperial Dictatorship of Sebatopia

“Yes, We Live on Land don't question it.” Fish King Sea Bass

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Rare
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Sebatopia

Population3.181 billion

CapitalFishyville
LeaderFish King Sea Bass
FaithChurch of Sea Bass

CurrencyFishbux
AnimalLake Trout

The Fishy Imperial Dictatorship of Sebatopia is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Fish King Sea Bass with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.181 billion Sebatopians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fishyville. The average income tax rate is 94.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Sebatopian economy, worth a remarkable 1,232 trillion Fishbuxes a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 387,582 Fishbuxes, with the richest citizens earning 5.9 times as much as the poorest.

City rooftops are pockmarked with the shattered remains of high velocity delivery drones, the fire brigade often deal with cases of burnt toast, screams of citizens being "re-educated" echo throughout the rural regions of Sebatopia, and Sebatopian junkies argue that poppy stalks are ornamental flowers. 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. Sebatopia's national animal is the Lake Trout, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is Church of Sea Bass.

Sebatopia is ranked 24,749th in the world and 996th in The North Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 4,770.92 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 579thMost Subsidized Industry: 628thLargest Retail Industry: 785thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 816thHighest Average Incomes: 819thMost Influential: 1,183rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,315thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,366thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,384thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,389thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,391stLargest Black Market: 1,393rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,398thMost Efficient Economies: 1,451stMost Armed: 1,648thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,868thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,245thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,286thMost Devout: 2,464thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,496thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,993rdRudest Citizens: 3,011thFattest Citizens: 3,049thMost Cultured: 3,053rdLargest Mining Sector: 3,077thLargest Governments: 3,124thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,225thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,373rdLargest Welfare Programs: 3,383rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,396thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,407thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,689thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,896thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,676thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,100thMost Developed: 6,209thSmartest Citizens: 7,835thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 13,456thLowest Crime Rates: 14,526thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,659thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,206thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,777th
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 23rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 25th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 33rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 37th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 46th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 50th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 55th in the regionLargest Black Market: 59th in the regionMost Armed: 59th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 62nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 64th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 69th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 70th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 79th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 83rd in the regionTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 97th in the regionFattest Citizens: 102nd in the regionMost Devout: 103rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 123rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 130th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 140th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 153rd in the regionMost Cultured: 154th in the regionLargest Governments: 158th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 163rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 173rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 174th in the regionRudest Citizens: 175th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 189th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 226th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 230th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 232nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 323rd in the regionMost Developed: 375th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 431st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 448th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 477th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 572nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 634th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 678th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 724th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 799th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 853rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Sebatopia, Sebatopian junkies argue that poppy stalks are ornamental flowers.
  • : Following new legislation in Sebatopia, screams of citizens being "re-educated" echo throughout the rural regions of Sebatopia.
  • : Following new legislation in Sebatopia, the fire brigade often deal with cases of burnt toast.
  • : Following new legislation in Sebatopia, city rooftops are pockmarked with the shattered remains of high velocity delivery drones.
  • : Following new legislation in Sebatopia, many in Sebatopia are born in the purple.
  • : Following new legislation in Sebatopia, creating cardboard imitations of missiles is a new top-secret military project.
  • : Following new legislation in Sebatopia, citizens are barcoded to keep track of their movements.
  • : Following new legislation in Sebatopia, the Counter-Terrorism Unit has been nicknamed "Big Bad Wolf" for its tendency towards urban demolition.
  • : Following new legislation in Sebatopia, tourists flock to see the giant stone carvings of historical leaders at Mount Rushless.
  • : Following new legislation in Sebatopia, the police have been known to wiretap confessional boxes.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 206 » Yaorozu, Guer Aike, Kasazzastan, Ethnon, The Rhein States, Pazair, Seenvorland, Zumlandia, El Fiji Grande, Sundred, Corfad, Dar es Saalam, Koda-Land, Napnomadia, Shibutani, North Bratislava, Abject Ludicrosity, Siwale, Orado, Shadowrik, McMasterdonia, Wineclaw, Wilkshire, Loli County, Interdimensional Zone, Valentine Z, Loutsland, Empy, Glurponia, Dreadton, Dabarastan, Hamerica, Selfgradatude, Notyoutopia, Fendlium, Kranostav, Valhalla123, Steampunk Ariel, Ravendi, Tachycardia, Eri-Maqa-Ena, 1 very fast endotarter, United Kahndaq, PotatoFarmers, Merconitonitopia, Daiz, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Pallaith, Praeceps, Newpromisedland, and 156 others.Territorio di Nessuno, Great Bights Mum, Moubarakistan, Kelvaros Prime, Sil Dorsett, Anungu, Holy Oranz, Xagill, Serendipita Martia, South Almyra, Sunto, Zyvetskistaahn, Vincone Cae, Universal State Formula, The Iron Lions, Woodsend, Yokciq Empire, The New Communist Republic Of States, Wit Noreis, The Stratosphere Islands, MiaryBhalzhack, The Tampa Bay Rays, The Endless Eventide, Omnistria, Gnomewatchers, Votak Matim, KhalChicken, Olofin, Runeda, New Jamgra, SherpDaWerp in TNP, The Lancerian Empire, Clan Spaniel, Malta Comino Gozo, Ihese, Diodone, Crader, Plangainer, Xentherida, SORT, Antiyard, The Windmilluminati, New Lakemba, New Octicarg, Nistriabar, Zecit, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Varola, Unshleepd, Irishvan, Ereena, Wisconsota, Solskjar, Hyphen, Kobagia, Alyrria, Xyrron, Schnuftelland, Maott, The Pantheons, Korovan Isles, Westinor, Fizban, Zeternia, Khoik, The United States of Nuclear Weapons, Joodey, Astronomical, Solimun, Zemnaya Svoboda, Fauzjhia, The Serdey Islands, Oceanialia, Mesopotama, Greater Pittsburgh, Prydania, Frostcell, Sikol, Saperisole, Noahs Second Country, Frances Francis the First of France, Zzozona, I Like Killing people, Libertania Democratica, Former English Colony, Fox Richy, Termathe, Fluffy Noodles, Shinjuku tokyo 0, The Calabash Protectorate, Kocherian, Asoc lon, Aeolist, Sevinland, Ihsan, Seanat, Brucklania, Walter Jackson, U S Eh, Fayyayid, Arichia, Eywaan, Dangine, Damsmel, Highton Islands, Nouvelle-Floride, Unimaginable Doom, Fracie, Maclare, Madjack, Simone Republic, Pokemanland, Innocentic, Principia Mathematica, Kragsgale, Xipher, Amerian States, Astal Aavors, Illusia and Neverendia, Andexia, Buckhem, Ultra777, WeKnow, Neu-Galicia, Heilhum Imperius, Eschatosia, Harjad, Therizia, Frahnkzaden, Railroad Crossing, Aerilia, Avastate, Cosmosplosion, Cretox State, Morover, Visse, Sisang, Unsophisticate, Outer Shenendoah, Dacian Freelands, Gendirt, Glanst, Amprak, Pleroma Sans Romans, Comfed, Lulubellia, Elvoreto, The Kingdom Of Wagies, Democratic Republic of Kohland, Chips and Guac, Magna Banitia, Navsland, Kenaniahistan, Sciency Advancement, Hardscrabble, and Jestings.

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