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Most Primitive: 604thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,702ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,889th
The Matriarchy of
Mother Knows Best State
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Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
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Gypsy Lands

Population8.329 billion

CapitalTambourine
LeaderThe Gypsy Queen
FaithChristianity

Currencysilver coin
AnimalWerewolf

The Matriarchy of Gypsy Lands is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by The Gypsy Queen with an iron fist, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, fear of technology, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 8.329 billion Gypsies 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 tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Defense, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tambourine. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.1%.

The strong Gypsy economy, worth 667 trillion silver coins a year, is led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Gambling, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 80,182 silver coins, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 242,723 per year while the poor average 20,610, a ratio of 11.8 to 1.

Coffee-addicted citizens look forward to baristas getting their name wrong at local coffee shops, the nation's atlases tend to go out of date every few weeks, paranoid museum guards keep a lookout for any animated displays attempting to escape the premises after dark, and it is firmly believed that cameras steal souls. Crime is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Gypsy Lands's national animal is the Werewolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Gypsy Lands is ranked 604th in the world and 1st in Gypsy Lands for Most Primitive, scoring 284.76 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Most Primitive: 604thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,702ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,889thTop
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Most Devout: 4,805thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,282ndFattest Citizens: 6,286thLargest Retail Industry: 7,069thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,987thLargest Gambling Industry: 8,273rdTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 12,292ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 12,775thMost Armed: 14,240thMost Cultured: 14,485thMost Influential: 15,876thBest Weather: 15,958thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,695thLargest Black Market: 20,759thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 22,078thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 23,921st
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Most Primitive: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the region

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