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The Kingdom of Spunkland

“Whatever It Takes!” Captain Funk

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Spunkland

Population3.833 billion

CapitalSpunky City
LeaderCaptain Funk
FaithDisciples of Funk

Currencygood boy point
AnimalScary Fairy

The Kingdom of Spunkland is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Captain Funk with an iron fist, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, anti-smoking policies, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 3.833 billion Spunkishes 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 large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Spunky City. The average income tax rate is 75.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Spunklandian economy, worth 470 trillion good boy points a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 122,845 good boy points, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Neon signs promoting safe driving often distract drivers, a government program is underway to revitalize Spunkland's beaches, waste is frequently shipped to other countries, and playing an online nation simulation game legally obliges you to buy the creator's latest novel. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Spunkland's national animal is the Scary Fairy, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Disciples of Funk.

Spunkland is ranked 16,664th in the world and 923rd in The North Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 77.98 Years.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 667thMost Influential: 1,067thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,813thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,639thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,571stMost Secular: 8,582ndMost Corrupt Governments: 9,026thLargest Black Market: 9,778thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,990thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,061stMost Efficient Economies: 11,743rdMost Cultured: 11,781stMost Developed: 11,834thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,311thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,344thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,602ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,643rdLowest Crime Rates: 13,693rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,209thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,449thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,579thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,861st
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 207th in the regionLargest Black Market: 280th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 291st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 349th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 363rd in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 421st in the regionMost Secular: 446th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 463rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 480th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 482nd in the regionMost Cultured: 590th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 624th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 659th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 664th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 669th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 677th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 683rd in the regionMost Developed: 687th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 689th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 723rd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 187 » Aetulia, Territorio di Nessuno, Shadowrik, Aroa, Revolutionary Sealand, Alunya, Agharya, Saturns Edge, Kuveria, The Austro Germanic Union, Arzenoa, Sundred, Newpromisedland, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Dutchyland, Buckerino, Alice Gardens, Notyoutopia, Pallaith, Sinelona, The Rhein States, Corfad, Arimbia, Shibutani, El Fiji Grande, Aeolist, Amauri, Karazan, Dicko, Analomink, Acrabinnia, Frances Francis the First of France, Yaorozu, Ethnon, Beautifil Russia of The Future, BrightFutures, Babacar, Libertarian Nation of Japan, Azzarel, Great Bights Mum, Malta Comino Gozo, Omnistria, Atheenos, Kwaj, Sea Ghost, Chukstik Illahi, Koda-Land, Napnomadia, Selfgradatude, Kasazzastan, and 137 others.Anna Airters, Guslantis, Blackphir, Torakuen, Shin-Hachioji, Soviet Terran, Holy Oranz, Antiyard, Steraz, Novare Res, United Draconia, Ibiscaton, Sil Dorsett, Jasminlandia, Ara Antrizuls, New Bremerton, Black Templares, Dar es Saalam, Dreadton, Humptalumpta, North Bratislava, Amerian States, SORT, Ice and Tinian, Guer Aike, Q w e r t y, PlanetPunk, Advancia-Sizzletown, Sunto, Egalico, The Iron Lions, The Gamer Party, Breduria, Longsword01, Bonjoura, Daiz, Sheldanada, Union of Austria-Hungary, David Davidson, Brettenia, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Cloydicia, Altivia, Diodone, Dopeland420, Camarthen, Niradans, Siwale, Ausnakulia, Cinnibar, Maott, Fayyayid, Elder Realms, Ninjak30, Detrivania, The Lucky but Unfortunate Wanderers, Wineclaw, Ucatski, Calamazo, Raseus, Joodey, Zemnaya Svoboda, Solmetria, Federation Terra Australis, Steampunk Ariel, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Plangainer, Marijuana Haven, Dadastan Archipelago, New Pruessen, Spartoptia, Orven, Pasargad, Changjo, Trillius, Dawn Guard, Arquan, Angwayster, Kulgatha, Tsardom of Leonlandia, General COE, Unimaginable Doom, Unsophisticate, Rydeum, Ejhsa, Victoriaans Nederlands, Lomjia, 1 very fast endotarter, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Moubarakistan, Aratani, British Pacific Islands, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Haor Chall, Noahs Second Country, Former English Colony, Test for a new hope, Valhalla123, Antityranicals, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Wilkshire, Constantinolia, Xentherida, Zumlandia, Xzavia-Hjar, Glurponia, Bearical, Vincone Cae, Runeda, Utopicican, Princely Irbis, Juggernautilus, Seenvorland, Concordare, Orado, The Tampa Bay Rays, Sockmanland, Pleroma Sans Romans, Duerrlewang, Makersaulache, Dramanian, Lunallian, Some Random TNP Nation, Grimandia, Cuyan, New Octicarg, Quebekistand, McMasterdonia, Frie Annium, Warcaa, The Stratosphere Islands, The Notorious Mad Jack, Ponantine, Racoda, and Great Robertia.

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