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Most Conservative: 650thMost Authoritarian: 2,599thMost Secular: 3,292nd
The Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship
Do not question the higher ones
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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4th Pulsar

Population268 million

CapitalCentral Pulsar

Currencypoint
Animaleye of the knowing

The Empire of 4th Pulsar is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its compulsory military service, compulsory vegetarianism, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 268 million lower ones 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 enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Central Pulsar. The average income tax rate is 76.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The lower one economy, worth 15.3 trillion points 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, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Trout Farming, Arms Manufacturing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. 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 57,106 points, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

4th Pulsar has designated Central Pulsar as its capital city, aides are afraid to ask if Leader wants a cup of tea or coffee, many politicians are serving jail time for minor drug offenses, and the words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. 4th Pulsar's national animal is the eye of the knowing, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

4th Pulsar is ranked 192,492nd in the world and 45th in The Alliance of Dictators for Least Corrupt Governments, with 67.61 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most Conservative: 650thTop
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Most Authoritarian: 2,599thMost Secular: 3,292ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,674thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,420thTop
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Most Extreme: 12,212thMost Corrupt Governments: 13,105thLowest Crime Rates: 17,125thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,601stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,172ndLargest Welfare Programs: 19,176th
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Most Conservative: 2nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 4th in the regionMost Extreme: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in 4th Pulsar, the words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence.
  • : Following new legislation in 4th Pulsar, many politicians are serving jail time for minor drug offenses.
  • : Following new legislation in 4th Pulsar, aides are afraid to ask if Leader wants a cup of tea or coffee.
  • : 4th Pulsar changed its national capital to "Central Pulsar".
  • : Following new legislation in 4th Pulsar, 4th Pulsar has designated Central Pulsar as its capital city.
  • : 4th Pulsar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in 4th Pulsar, citizens are told that foreigners are hungry ghosts who eat the flesh of the overly curious.
  • : Following new legislation in 4th Pulsar, calling shotgun on the front seat too many days in a row is seen as a crime against social equality.
  • : Following new legislation in 4th Pulsar, children who believe in the tooth fairy are frequently shipped off to Bigtopia.
  • : Following new legislation in 4th Pulsar, parents who refuse to vaccinate their children are given a short jail sentence.

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