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Dark Sands Island

Population6.117 billion

AnimalGhost dinosaur

The Innocuous Wildlife Sanctuary of Dark Sands Island is a colossal, orderly nation, notable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The cynical population of 6.117 billion Dark Sands Islandians 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, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Welfare, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 74.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Dark Sands Islandian economy, worth 38.8 trillion pebbles a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Pizza Delivery, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 6,347 pebbles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dark Sands Island's national animal is the Ghost dinosaur, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Dark Sands Island is ranked 214,573rd in the world and 1,413th in 10000 Islands for Rudest Citizens, with 10.74 Insults Per Minute.

Most Authoritarian: 423rdMost Income Equality: 1,466thMost Extreme: 1,593rdTop
Most Conservative: 2,917thMost Ignorant Citizens: 8,300thTop
Most Primitive: 16,196thMost Pacifist: 17,410thMost Stationary: 17,606thHighest Average Tax Rates: 21,220th
Most Authoritarian: 7th in the regionMost Extreme: 9th in the regionMost Income Equality: 9th in the regionTop
Most Conservative: 18th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 36th in the regionMost Primitive: 68th in the regionTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 141st in the regionMost Stationary: 147th in the region

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