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Most Primitive: 203rdLargest Gambling Industry: 361stMost Ignorant Citizens: 444th
The Nomadic Peoples of
New York Times Democracy
Ogga Bogga Wogga!
Influence
Nipper
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Dystopia Bay

Population1.682 billion

CapitalPort Sawa
LeaderShoko Asahara
FaithBush Voodoo

Currencybottlecap
Animalcatfish

The Nomadic Peoples of Dystopia Bay is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Shoko Asahara with a fair hand, and remarkable for its public floggings, infamous sell-swords, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 1.682 billion Dystopia Bayees enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large, corrupt, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Port Sawa. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 46.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Dystopia Bayee economy, worth 124 trillion bottlecaps a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Gambling industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Soda Sales, and Cheese Exports. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is 74,302 bottlecaps, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 361,079 per year while the poor average 8,830, a ratio of 40.9 to 1.

The fire brigade often deal with cases of burnt toast, the jackhammer is considered a tool of artistic criticism, citizens praise the weeds that overwhelm their narrow vegetable realm, and new treatments are rejected if they cannot be explained using only one-syllable words. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Dystopia Bay's national animal is the catfish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Bush Voodoo.

Dystopia Bay is ranked 176,424th in the world and 6,132nd in The East Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -2.37 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Primitive: 203rdLargest Gambling Industry: 361stMost Ignorant Citizens: 444thHighest Crime Rates: 941stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 983rdMost Armed: 993rdMost Devout: 998thRudest Citizens: 2,225thTop
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Fattest Citizens: 2,974thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,957thBest Weather: 7,000thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,259thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,135thTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 12,978thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,062ndLargest Black Market: 14,285thLargest Retail Industry: 14,833rdMost Subsidized Industry: 16,878thHighest Drug Use: 21,267thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 21,320th
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Largest Gambling Industry: 10th in the regionMost Primitive: 10th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 16th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 20th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 21st in the regionMost Armed: 25th in the regionMost Devout: 28th in the regionRudest Citizens: 62nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 64th in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 91st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 209th in the regionBest Weather: 229th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 273rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 325th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 329th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 382nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 403rd in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 455th in the regionLargest Black Market: 465th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 531st in the regionMost Politically Free: 587th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 809th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Dystopia Bay, new treatments are rejected if they cannot be explained using only one-syllable words.
  • : Following new legislation in Dystopia Bay, citizens praise the weeds that overwhelm their narrow vegetable realm.
  • : Following new legislation in Dystopia Bay, the jackhammer is considered a tool of artistic criticism.
  • : Following new legislation in Dystopia Bay, the fire brigade often deal with cases of burnt toast.
  • : Following new legislation in Dystopia Bay, the constantly ringing phones in Shoko Asahara's office have driven a few interns mad.
  • : Following new legislation in Dystopia Bay, national chefs believe that you can eat anything so long as you deep fry it first.
  • : Following new legislation in Dystopia Bay, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field.
  • : Following new legislation in Dystopia Bay, the mining industry has taken a hit from tighter environmental regulations.
  • : Following new legislation in Dystopia Bay, the beauty of coastal towns is marred only slightly by all the closed-down storefronts.
  • : Following new legislation in Dystopia Bay, a milk bath costs more than bathing in money.

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