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The Kingdom of The Proboscis Tribe

“You know what they say about big noses”

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

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: the South Pacific

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The Proboscis Tribe

Population1.254 billion

CapitalBantam Village

CurrencySeashells
Animalproboscis monkey

The Kingdom of The Proboscis Tribe is a massive, orderly nation, renowned for its teetotalling pirates, deadly medical pandemics, and avowedly heterosexual populace. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.254 billion Proboscis Tribeans 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 enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Spirituality, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bantam Village. The average income tax rate is 72.4%.

The strong Proboscis Tribean economy, worth 61.7 trillion Seashells a year, is extremely specialized and solely comprised of the Basket Weaving industry. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 49,231 Seashells, with the richest citizens earning 5.2 times as much as the poorest.

Diaper sales are up, the government has the power to seize property at will, drawing men's naughty bits isn't considered to be art, and the police go to great efforts to seize contraband favored by politicians on the police oversight committee. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. The Proboscis Tribe's national animal is the proboscis monkey, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Proboscis Tribe is ranked 30,608th in the world and 853rd in the South Pacific for Most Cultured, scoring 74 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

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Most Primitive: 155thMost Ignorant Citizens: 358thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 418thMost Devout: 1,144thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,809thBest Weather: 3,619thNudest: 3,703rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,223rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,967thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,892ndMost Influential: 6,914thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,979thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,480thTop
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Most Authoritarian: 9,226thLargest Black Market: 11,358thMost Conservative: 16,604thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,765th
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Most Primitive: 3rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7th in the regionMost Devout: 29th in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 105th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 121st in the regionNudest: 127th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 133rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 162nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 181st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 186th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 209th in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 465th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 473rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 492nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 544th in the regionMost Influential: 559th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 624th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 631st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 643rd in the region

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