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Most Primitive: 662ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,726thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,895th
The Matriarchy of
Mother Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
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Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
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Gypsy Lands

Population7.123 billion

CapitalTambourine
LeaderThe Gypsy Queen
FaithChristianity

Currencysilver coin
AnimalWerewolf

The Matriarchy of Gypsy Lands is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by The Gypsy Queen with an iron fist, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 7.123 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 571 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citizens look forward to baristas getting their name wrong at local coffee shops, the nation's atlases tend to go out of date every few weeks, paranoid museum guards keep a lookout for any animated displays attempting to escape the premises after dark, and it is firmly believed that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 213,535th in the world and 38th in Gypsy Lands for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring -10.49 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Most Primitive: 662ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,726thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,895thTop
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Most Devout: 4,537thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,155thFattest Citizens: 6,077thLargest Retail Industry: 6,574thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,442ndLargest Gambling Industry: 7,776thTop
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Most Armed: 11,955thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 12,442ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 12,672ndMost Cultured: 14,196thBest Weather: 15,290thMost Influential: 17,089thLargest Black Market: 18,912thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,321stMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,902ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 22,071stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 22,398th
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the region

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