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Most Authoritarian: 2ndMost Conservative: 9thMost Income Equality: 10th
The BS Detector of
Psychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship
SURPRISE!
Influence
Truckler
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Imploded
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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October Surprise

Population34.543 billion

Currencywhoa
Animalrabbit

The BS Detector of October Surprise is a gargantuan, orderly nation, renowned for its punitive income tax rates, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 34.543 billion October Surpriseans 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 Social Policy, Industry, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 56.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant October Surprisean economy, worth 93.6 trillion whoas a year, is highly specialized and led by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 2,709 whoas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. October Surprise's national animal is the rabbit.

October Surprise is ranked 122,523rd in the world and 35th in United States for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring zero on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most Authoritarian: 2ndMost Conservative: 9thMost Income Equality: 10thMost Extreme: 316thLargest Populations: 1,018thTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 4,186thMost Influential: 6,635thTop
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Most Stationary: 12,584th
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Most Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : October Surprise was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : October Surprise was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pacifist.
  • : October Surprise was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate.
  • : October Surprise was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : October Surprise was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : October Surprise was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate.
  • : October Surprise was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Dead and the Top 5% for Most Zombified.
  • : October Surprise was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Survivors.
  • : October Surprise was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : October Surprise was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.

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