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The Empire of Wese Zippopiteradgil

“A speech a day keeps those leeches away.” Overlord Apu Abuhabuhai

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Page

Location: the South Pacific

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Wese Zippopiteradgil

Population5 billion

CapitalThe Silvern City
LeaderOverlord Apu Abuhabuhai
FaithEternal Chess Club

Currencyshare
AnimalMegasloth

The Empire of Wese Zippopiteradgil is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Overlord Apu Abuhabuhai with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 5 billion Wese Zippopiteradgilians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The relatively small, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Silvern City. The average income tax rate is 72.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Wese Zippopiteradgilian economy, worth a remarkable 1,426 trillion shares 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Retail. 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 amazing 285,208 shares, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation, the national Police Academies have dedicated infant wings, dog owners proudly declare that their pups can predict when the mailman will arrive, and a primitive society is being eroded as its youth flock to the modern world. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Wese Zippopiteradgil's national animal is the Megasloth, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Eternal Chess Club.

Wese Zippopiteradgil is ranked 12,713th in the world and 542nd in the South Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 6,122.75 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Highest Poor Incomes: 580thMost Secular: 1,037thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,401stLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,416thMost Influential: 1,704thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,071stTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,143rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,209thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,264thHighest Average Incomes: 2,298thLargest Black Market: 2,374thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,673rdMost Corrupt Governments: 3,742ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,077thMost Developed: 4,340thSmartest Citizens: 5,042ndLargest Retail Industry: 5,673rdLowest Crime Rates: 6,037thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,342ndMost Efficient Economies: 6,888thLargest Governments: 7,867thMost Cultured: 8,583rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8,971stMost Advanced Public Education: 9,152ndLongest Average Lifespans: 9,663rdTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 10,908thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,057thHighest Economic Output: 11,234thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,268thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,653rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,713thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,790thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,451stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,509thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,851stMost Income Equality: 16,458thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,093rdMost Stationary: 20,092nd
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Highest Poor Incomes: 23rd in the regionMost Secular: 42nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 47th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 50th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 53rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 57th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 59th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 59th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 78th in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 107th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 117th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 134th in the regionMost Developed: 137th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 159th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 161st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 179th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 180th in the regionMost Influential: 183rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 189th in the regionLargest Governments: 197th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 212th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 221st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 232nd in the regionMost Cultured: 245th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 251st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 285th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 294th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 299th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 339th in the regionMost Stationary: 384th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 385th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 439th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 450th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 456th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 525th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 542nd in the regionLargest Populations: 544th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 605th in the regionNudest: 605th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 705th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 738th in the regionMost Income Equality: 797th in the region

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