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Most Authoritarian: 2,408th Most Conservative: 2,646th Largest Black Market: 4,256th
The Dictatorship of
Psychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship
Freedom is the Downfall of Man
Father
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Papalandia

Population6.343 billion

CapitalPapagrad
LeaderFather
FaithFatherism

CurrencyPapa
AnimalSparrow

The Dictatorship of Papalandia is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Father with an iron fist, and renowned for its ban on automobiles, triple-decker prams, and avowedly heterosexual populace. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.343 billion Papalandians 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, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Papagrad. The average income tax rate is 90.7%.

The very strong Papalandian economy, worth 713 trillion Papas 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 a large, well-organized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Basket Weaving. 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 112,556 Papas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.3 times as much as the poorest.

They say insanity is torturing the same citizens over and over again and expecting a different result, Father's exquisite office door is replaced monthly due to angry petitioners, the government mails weekly updates on the new anti-junk mail laws to every citizen, and to 'cut off family ties' is no longer just a phrase. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Papalandia's national animal is the Sparrow, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Fatherism.

Papalandia is ranked 40,388th in the world and 1,031st in the Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 60.59 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Authoritarian: 2,408thMost Conservative: 2,646thLargest Black Market: 4,256thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,315thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,069thLowest Crime Rates: 5,751stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,801stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,344thMost Extreme: 6,859thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,993rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,999thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,365thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,513thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 8,142ndLargest Governments: 10,039thMost Devout: 10,771stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,778thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,862nd
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Largest Black Market: 73rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 96th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 108th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 119th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 127th in the regionMost Extreme: 151st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 153rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 161st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 162nd in the regionMost Conservative: 170th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 175th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 176th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 179th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 215th in the regionLargest Governments: 245th in the regionLargest Populations: 266th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 289th in the regionMost Stationary: 323rd in the regionMost Devout: 326th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 361st in the regionMost Influential: 371st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 386th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 390th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 427th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 437th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 457th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 468th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 481st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Papalandia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Papalandia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Papalandia, to 'cut off family ties' is no longer just a phrase.
  • : Following new legislation in Papalandia, the government mails weekly updates on the new anti-junk mail laws to every citizen.
  • : Following new legislation in Papalandia, Father's exquisite office door is replaced monthly due to angry petitioners.
  • : Following new legislation in Papalandia, they say insanity is torturing the same citizens over and over again and expecting a different result.
  • : Following new legislation in Papalandia, property owners are terrified of pigeons nesting in their buildings.
  • : Papalandia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • : Papalandia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • : Papalandia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extreme.

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