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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 10,543rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,650thMost Influential: 14,712th
The Dictatorship of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Purity and Discipline
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Puritans

Population882 million

CapitalPuracivitatem

CurrencyFederal Credit
AnimalFalcon

The Dictatorship of The Puritans is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, otherworldly petting zoo, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 882 million Puritans 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Puracivitatem. The average income tax rate is 58.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Puritansian economy, worth 76.5 trillion Federal Credits a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Furniture Restoration, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 86,791 Federal Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Vanity is considered the fifth cardinal virtue, children often explain to their parents that the Mega Ultimate Sword Fist was worth the thousand-Federal Credit charge on their phone bill, boats straying just metres away from the shore will raise the ire of the Coast Guard, and buses are widely regarded as the safest way to travel. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Puritans's national animal is the Falcon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

The Puritans is ranked 152,963rd in the world and 1,489th in 10000 Islands for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -4.69 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 10,543rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,650thMost Influential: 14,712thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,273rdMost Authoritarian: 17,552ndHighest Poor Incomes: 20,094th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 120th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 152nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 174th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Puritans, buses are widely regarded as the safest way to travel.
  • : Following new legislation in The Puritans, boats straying just metres away from the shore will raise the ire of the Coast Guard.
  • : Following new legislation in The Puritans, children often explain to their parents that the Mega Ultimate Sword Fist was worth the thousand-Federal Credit charge on their phone bill.
  • : Following new legislation in The Puritans, vanity is considered the fifth cardinal virtue.
  • : Following new legislation in The Puritans, the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene.
  • : The Puritans was endorsed by The Democratic States of Bortheria.
  • : Following new legislation in The Puritans, nobody ever questions the unquestioned rule that questions must always be asked.
  • : Following new legislation in The Puritans, many whiskies taste suspiciously like automobile radiators.
  • : The Puritans's influence in 10000 Islands rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Following new legislation in The Puritans, Leader has been known to threaten dissenting citizens with a machine gun at press conferences.

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