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Most Secular: 1,169th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,122nd Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,380th
The Technocratic Dictatorship of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Work, die trying, or get executed.
Kruzgev Umqashi
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population1.529 billion

CapitalSluminia Radicifer
LeaderKruzgev Umqashi
FaithTell the government your secrets

CurrencySweat Blood and Tears of the workers
AnimalWorking class

The Technocratic Dictatorship of Grindoligarch is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Kruzgev Umqashi with an iron fist, and renowned for its parental licensing program, anti-smoking policies, and national health service. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.529 billion Grindoligarchians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Administration are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sluminia Radicifer. The average income tax rate is 62.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Grindoligarchian economy, worth 293 trillion Sweat Blood and Tears of the workers 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip 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 191,724 Sweat Blood and Tears of the workers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Catcalling has been replaced by slut-shaming, the government advises foreign diplomats to speak softly and carry a big bag of cash, official Sermon-Free Zones are set-up around the nation's hotels, and fitness to teach sport is proven by urinating the furthest up a wall. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Grindoligarch's national animal is the Working class, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Tell the government your secrets.

Grindoligarch is ranked 2,839th in the world and 105th in The North Pacific for Most Corrupt Governments, with 201.09 Kickbacks Per Hour.

Most Secular: 1,169thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,122ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,380thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,839thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,189thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,452ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,822ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,581stLargest Black Market: 4,810thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,357thMost Avoided: 5,412thMost Influential: 5,536thLargest Mining Sector: 6,393rdHighest Average Incomes: 6,554thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,219thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,271stLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,324thTop
Most Conservative: 10,293rdLargest Retail Industry: 11,194thMost Authoritarian: 11,319thLargest Insurance Industry: 11,319thLowest Crime Rates: 11,547thMost Efficient Economies: 13,715thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13,797thHighest Disposable Incomes: 14,649thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,027thLargest Governments: 16,041st
Most Secular: 54th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 84th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 88th in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 105th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 110th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 131st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 131st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 146th in the regionLargest Black Market: 146th in the regionMost Avoided: 179th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 231st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 277th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 281st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 312th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 403rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 408th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 560th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 576th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 576th in the regionMost Conservative: 610th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 643rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 644th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 673rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 716th in the regionLargest Governments: 754th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 785th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Grindoligarch, fitness to teach sport is proven by urinating the furthest up a wall.
  • : Following new legislation in Grindoligarch, official Sermon-Free Zones are set-up around the nation's hotels.
  • : Following new legislation in Grindoligarch, the government advises foreign diplomats to speak softly and carry a big bag of cash.
  • : Following new legislation in Grindoligarch, catcalling has been replaced by slut-shaming.
  • : Following new legislation in Grindoligarch, citizens who don't attend the nation's massive military parades tend to disappear overnight.
  • : Following new legislation in Grindoligarch, military spending recently hit a new high.
  • : Following new legislation in Grindoligarch, ten-year-olds are applying for lemonade stand operator licences.
  • : Following new legislation in Grindoligarch, the government's economic policy can be summed up as "Abort, Retry, Fail?".
  • : Following new legislation in Grindoligarch, prime picnicking sites are being paved over in the name of progress.
  • : Following new legislation in Grindoligarch, money can't buy happiness but it can buy immunity to prosecution.


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