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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 752ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,277thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,473rd
The Strasserist Sundae Club of
Mother Knows Best State
One People, One Nation, Many Puddings
Empress Taiga
Influence
Power
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Dumb Ideologies

Population27.866 billion

CapitalDIrusalem
LeaderEmpress Taiga
FaithDIsestablishmentarianism

CurrencyThonk
AnimalDIplodocus

The Strasserist Sundae Club of Dumb Ideologies is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Empress Taiga with an iron fist, and renowned for its closed borders, flagrant waste-dumping, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 27.866 billion DInizens 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of DIrusalem. The average income tax rate is 97.3%.

The frighteningly efficient DInizen economy, worth a remarkable 3,711 trillion Thonks a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 133,187 Thonks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Protestors are soaking piles of Thonks in blood to make a point about government incomes, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police, the nation's infamous boot camp is more brutal than most battlefields, and Dumb Ideologies is notorious for its citizens' infidelity. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dumb Ideologies's national animal is the DIplodocus, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is DIsestablishmentarianism.

Dumb Ideologies is ranked 198,472nd in the world and 6th in Kotturheim for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -13.33 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 752ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,277thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,473rdLowest Crime Rates: 1,485thTop
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Largest Populations: 2,623rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,752ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,922ndHighest Economic Output: 2,991stLongest Average Lifespans: 3,409thLargest Governments: 4,009thMost Pacifist: 4,015thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,198thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,202ndMost Advanced Public Education: 4,238thSafest: 4,450thBest Weather: 4,927thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,052ndHealthiest Citizens: 5,464thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,470thMost Influential: 5,519thMost Stationary: 6,286thMost Developed: 6,399thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,702ndHighest Poor Incomes: 9,587thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 14,328thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,901stMost Secular: 16,753rdMost Cultured: 17,154thMost Efficient Economies: 17,156thHighest Average Incomes: 17,841stLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,930th

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