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The Borderlands of Unsophisticate

“Leave me alone”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The North Pacific



Population9.708 billion

CapitalUnsophisticate City


The Borderlands of Unsophisticate is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, compulsory military service, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 9.708 billion Unsophisticateans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Unsophisticate City. The average income tax rate is 19.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Unsophisticatean economy, worth a remarkable 3,484 trillion kals a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an amazing 358,954 kals, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.0 times as much as the poorest.

An exhibition on wolverine memes is currently starring at the National Art Gallery, demand for gourmet white truffles is on the rise, the nation's interest in space is at an all-time high while interest in saving the planet is at an all-time low, and the government seizes all major gold finds. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Unsophisticate's national animal is the wolverine, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Unsophisticate is ranked 23,580th in the world and 1,094th in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 3,889.06 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Largest Information Technology Sector: 112thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 120thMost Scientifically Advanced: 179thMost Influential: 267thLargest Agricultural Sector: 339thHighest Disposable Incomes: 682ndMost Secular: 776thHighest Average Incomes: 854thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 857thSmartest Citizens: 887thLargest Retail Industry: 1,033rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,330thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,414thTop
Most Developed: 1,931stMost Beautiful Environments: 1,945thRudest Citizens: 1,964thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,004thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,062ndLargest Black Market: 2,185thMost Inclusive: 2,321stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,448thHighest Economic Output: 2,656thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,753rdBest Weather: 2,792ndLowest Crime Rates: 3,285thLargest Governments: 3,864thMost Efficient Economies: 4,303rdLongest Average Lifespans: 4,305thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,668thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,584thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,435thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 8,201stMost Advanced Public Education: 8,981stMost Subsidized Industry: 11,586thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,696thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,703rd
Most Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 22nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 26th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 32nd in the regionMost Secular: 39th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 45th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 56th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 57th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 58th in the regionLargest Black Market: 71st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 72nd in the regionTop
Most Influential: 77th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 85th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 98th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 99th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 104th in the regionMost Developed: 109th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 111th in the regionRudest Citizens: 125th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 130th in the regionMost Inclusive: 146th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 147th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 162nd in the regionBest Weather: 166th in the regionLargest Governments: 184th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 192nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 219th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 259th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 287th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 402nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 430th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 437th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 451st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 558th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 673rd in the regionMost Average: 678th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Unsophisticate was endorsed by The Most Serene Republic of Ponantine.
  • : Unsophisticate was endorsed by The Republic of Gondigams.
  • : Following new legislation in Unsophisticate, the government seizes all major gold finds.
  • : Following new legislation in Unsophisticate, the nation's interest in space is at an all-time high while interest in saving the planet is at an all-time low.
  • : Following new legislation in Unsophisticate, demand for gourmet white truffles is on the rise.
  • : Following new legislation in Unsophisticate, an exhibition on wolverine memes is currently starring at the National Art Gallery.
  • : Following new legislation in Unsophisticate, all work and no play has rendered the nation's children somewhat intelligent but also remarkably dull.
  • : Following new legislation in Unsophisticate, Bigtopian interference in domestic elections is always democratically sanctioned.
  • : Following new legislation in Unsophisticate, army uniforms are replaced en masse to accommodate adult soldiers.
  • : Unsophisticate endorsed The Armed Republic of Alusten.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 400 » Unimaginable Doom, Great Bights Mum, Sunto, Notyoutopia, Yaorozu, Shadowrik, Sil Dorsett, Avalon, Xentherida, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Wineclaw, Selfgradatude, Frances Francis the First of France, Guslantis, Malta Comino Gozo, Plumas, Boggovia, Jefffliu, Camarthen, Elevation, SORT, Siwale, Halcon siveriano, Holy Oranz, Alice Gardens, Chukstik Illahi, Pallaith, PlanetPunk, Kwaj, Amerian States, Panama Coalition, General COE, Palisede, Cloydicia, Dutchyland, Ainsworth, Corfad, Necromonia, Zokk, The Bureaucratic Territories, Kyrianian, Choistan, Prospit, Kundam, Keelut, Shin-Hachioji, Diodone, ZimRobwe, Walter Jackson, Vexilia, and 350 others.Wooleystan, American MapleStory, Aezus, Yukti, Kelvaros Prime, Herzliyya, Buckerino, Koda-Land, The Iron Lions, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Bonjoura, BrightFutures, Acrabinnia, Territorio di Nessuno, Aroa, New Lakemba, Dicko, Dopeland420, David Davidson, Calamazo, Dadastan Archipelago, Wodan, Esplandia, Felpolandia, Gmt2001, Eglise Sainte Eve, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, The Galactic Triumvirate, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Azzarel, Dreylus, Ozstan, Outer Egorniand, Free Culture, Puczovska, Ice and Tinian, Venezuelia, Misthas, Sacrento, Wunderstrafanstalt, Wilkshire, Pleroma Sans Romans, Karazan, Revolutionary Sealand, Kubrostavsria, Lemonbiscuits, Valenair, Humptalumpta, Renetopia, Hellstown, Tianqing, New Phyrreus, Kolorland, Atain, Q w e r t y, Shibutani, Joodey, Detrivania, Phoronu, Lower Nubia, Northern Glory, Sea Ghost, Govornia, East Supple Lund, Atheenos, The Gamer Party, Soviet Terran, Prydania, Ilisseia, Arimbia, Kyoki Chudoku, Zupla, Manticore utopia, Former English Colony, Potatolandium, The Transhuman Union, Srpski Novo Zelandjani, JAOECW536, Neo Hungarica, North Armatas, Ostrolia, Phualand, Kulgatha, Marxist Luxembourg, Misuvelia, Pasargad, Highton Islands, Pradovnia, United Draconia, Empy, Whereisthatistan, East Wushen, Chatheatinamopia, Vincone Cae, Kokomo Island, Musselshell, Old Emporia, United States of Medford, Zeternia, Sundred, Amauri, Ethnon, Maott, El Fiji Grande, Avemterra, Kobagia, Amestris-Britannia, Dar es Saalam, AGoodPlace, Rosewood-, Viridiann, The Rhein States, Babacar, The Most Freedom Ever, Torakuen, New Bremerton, Staniel, New Pruessen, Valhalla123, Spartoptia, Niradans, Fun time land of Fun, Willifusland, United Kahndaq, Sinelona, Newpromisedland, Zumlandia, North Bratislava, Omnistria, Kasazzastan, Dyrenell, Warsaw-Halicz, Waupun Island, Utopotia, Cool game nation, United Asgardian States, United States of Americanas, Helix Labs, Vivanco, The Discipled, The Serdey Islands, The Lucky but Unfortunate Wanderers, Gurou, The Windmilluminati, Bearical, Sunaiya, Napnomadia, The Pantheons, Sheldanada, Partax, Plasir Grand, Pinguioris, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, Renzic, Pruznia, Rogue 1880, Magorostan, Minuda, Montarc, Moose repupblic, Orven, New Austra, Mazuri, New Aka UNIA Lance, Steraz, New Eleria, Oktavio, Hong Kong Empire, Lunallian, Velon, Lamuell, Surikatia, The Bloodline of the Angels, LostLegion, Black Templares, Nexia, Orenmark, Federation Terra Australis, Reylands, Longsword01, Tarr-Nation, Jasminlandia, Nuova Belgica, Kuveria, Kuda1, Dreadton, Kanerland, Indiana Hoosier nation, Mariadne, Gilakistan, The Holy Lands of Namiir, Guer Aike, Heken, Haor Chall, Ninjak30, Kalatona, Holy Marcus Empire, Hrysos, Heminaw, The English Alliance, Eri-Maqa-Ena, The Sinclarian Provinces, Ham Federation, Daiz, Odrinia, British Bayonet, Asgardira, Allison In Chains, Analomink, Breduria, Central Ryal, Agharya, Blackphir, Altivia, Antiyard, Chopia, Fascist Democracy, Ieprus, Fizban, Changjo, Dawn Guard, Bojacks and Jills, Loptous, Mount Timbers, Alunya, Dylanana, Ausnakulia, Tranquillitas Ingenii, Orado, Ara Antrizuls, Elgaland-Vargaland, Saint Alaric, Drusselstein, The West United States, Union of Austria-Hungary, Illichiana, The AP Republic, New Pacifian Territory, Aetulia, Brettenia, Get Away From Me, Solmetria, -United Earth-, Arquan, Votak Matim, VNA, Egalico, Khayamala, Beautifil Russia of The Future, The Stratosphere Islands, Novare Res, Ibiscaton, Saturns Edge, Fayyayid, Steampunk Ariel, Zemnaya Svoboda, Plangainer, Marijuana Haven, Trillius, Angwayster, Romania-Moldavia, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Rydeum, Yugobatania, The Seven Shed Skins, San Xavier, Scouria, Scrisix, Wisconsota, Spunkland, Willisonvilledaleton, Storland, Republic of New Atlantis, Narwhal, Ejhsa, Nyctia, Libertarian Nation of Japan, Penrith, New Caeitanordia, Moisus, Kerri2, Tamgu, Victoriaans Nederlands, Lomjia, Nordic-British Union, 1 very fast endotarter, Bananoonza, Ikea Rike, Legendsland, Aratani, British Pacific Islands, Loutsland, Free Azzaca, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Rynion, Test for a new hope, Elder Realms, Antityranicals, Alpinea, North Altatude, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Austurasia, Centromuria, Constantinolia, Rescadra, Ecronentia, Glurponia, United Brazilians states, Astrind, Xzavia-Hjar, Debussy, Planes, Great Javadwipa, Landnovia, Runeda, Utopicican, Princely Irbis, Zuhoiden, Juggernautilus, The Tampa Bay Rays, Concordare, Seenvorland, BlackOrder, Sockmanland, New Octicarg, New Flos, Nouvelle Libertalia, Etrurica, Duerrlewang, Lesbian Femdom, Kehmalin, Makersaulache, The European Unity Council, Some Random TNP Nation, Solidair, Grimandia, Cuyan, Zankioa, McMasterdonia, Frie Annium, Warcaa, U S Eh, Great Robertia, The Notorious Mad Jack, Racoda, Alusten, Gondigams, and Ponantine.

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