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Most Primitive: 607thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,691stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,908th
The Matriarchy of
Mother Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
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Gypsy Lands

Population8.489 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 museums and concert halls, avowedly heterosexual populace, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 8.489 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 680 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citizens look forward to baristas getting their name wrong at local coffee shops, the nation's atlases tend to go out of date every few weeks, paranoid museum guards keep a lookout for any animated displays attempting to escape the premises after dark, and it is firmly believed that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 6,330th in the world and 4th in Gypsy Lands for Fattest Citizens, with 20.71 Obesity Rate.

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Most Primitive: 607thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,691stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,908thTop
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Most Devout: 4,862ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,288thFattest Citizens: 6,330thLargest Retail Industry: 7,083rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,912thLargest Gambling Industry: 8,183rdTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 12,442ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 12,627thMost Armed: 13,991stMost Cultured: 14,425thMost Influential: 15,757thBest Weather: 16,343rdMost Beautiful Environments: 19,802ndLargest Black Market: 20,803rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 21,771st
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Most Primitive: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the region

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