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Most Secular: 3,906th Most Influential: 3,946th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 6,332nd
The Queendom of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Loyalty, Wealth, Security
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Encurage

Population538 million

CapitalMalon

CurrencyMosth
AnimalGreat White Shark

The Queendom of Encurage is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its closed borders, state-planned economy, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 538 million Encurageans 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Malon. The average income tax rate is 56.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Encuragean economy, worth 68.5 trillion Mosths 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 a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Tourism, and Cheese Exports. 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 impressive 127,289 Mosths, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Increasing numbers of children in Encurage have different eye and hair color to their supposed fathers, pro-democracy protesters are shot on sight by state police, veterans in wheelchairs are left waist-deep in rice paddies to gather grain, and the government blames all suspicious phenomena on flying saucers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Encurage's national animal is the Great White Shark, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Encurage is ranked 126,258th in the world and 4,870th in The East Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 29.2 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Most Secular: 3,906thMost Influential: 3,946thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,332ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,491stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,571stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,482ndTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 8,460thMost Authoritarian: 9,490thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,501stHealthiest Citizens: 12,254thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,144th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 126th in the regionMost Secular: 127th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 142nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 184th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 263rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 269th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 322nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 349th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 350th in the regionLargest Black Market: 408th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 445th in the regionMost Developed: 448th in the regionBest Weather: 472nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 485th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 507th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 531st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 545th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 546th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 593rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 594th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 601st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Encurage was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Encurage, the government blames all suspicious phenomena on flying saucers.
  • : Following new legislation in Encurage, veterans in wheelchairs are left waist-deep in rice paddies to gather grain.
  • : Following new legislation in Encurage, pro-democracy protesters are shot on sight by state police.
  • : Following new legislation in Encurage, increasing numbers of children in Encurage have different eye and hair color to their supposed fathers.
  • : Following new legislation in Encurage, interviewees for teaching jobs are waterboarded to "reveal undesirable histories".
  • : Encurage was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Psychotic Dictatorship".
  • : Following new legislation in Encurage, summer science camps are regularly raided by narcotics police.
  • : Following new legislation in Encurage, there has been a series of riots between local cannibals and health food advocates.
  • : Encurage endorsed The Federal Republic of United Order Republic.

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