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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 64th Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 367th Largest Mining Sector: 430th
The Empire of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
New trends to be set
The Trendsetting Trendsetter
Influence
Hegemony
Founder / Homeland Security
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Trendsetter

Population8.989 billion

CapitalTrendsetting Place
LeaderThe Trendsetting Trendsetter
FaithTrender

CurrencyStatus Quo
AnimalTrend

The Empire of Trendsetter is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by The Trendsetting Trendsetter with an iron fist, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, ubiquitous missile silos, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 8.989 billion Trendsetterians 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 large, corrupt government prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Administration, and Defense also on the agenda, while International Aid and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Trendsetting Place. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 84.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Trendsetterian economy, worth a remarkable 2,012 trillion Status Quos a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Uranium Mining, Basket Weaving, Woodchip Exports, and Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 223,873 Status Quos, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 761,550 per year while the poor average 48,512, a ratio of 15.7 to 1.

The national anthem is considered broadly offensive to those who don't believe in Trender, veteran cops reminisce over their heavy armor days, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers, and supermarkets must refund spoilt milk even six months after the sale. Crime is totally unknown. Trendsetter's national animal is the Trend, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Trender.

Trendsetter is ranked 166,216th in the world and 2nd in Trendsetter for Most Cultured, scoring 44 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Top
1%
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 64thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 367thLargest Mining Sector: 430thLargest Black Market: 512thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 532ndMost Advanced Public Education: 643rdMost Corrupt Governments: 939thTop
5%
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,705thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,707thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,788thMost Avoided: 2,065thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,285thNudest: 3,259thRudest Citizens: 3,415thMost Primitive: 3,629thHighest Average Incomes: 4,124thFattest Citizens: 5,016thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,333rdHighest Economic Output: 6,188thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,445thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,561stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,841stMost Stationary: 8,391stTop
10%
Largest Governments: 9,284thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,573rdMost Influential: 12,732ndLargest Retail Industry: 12,874thMost Efficient Economies: 13,953rd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Trendsetter, supermarkets must refund spoilt milk even six months after the sale.
  • : Following new legislation in Trendsetter, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers.
  • : Trendsetter was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Father Knows Best State".
  • : Following new legislation in Trendsetter, veteran cops reminisce over their heavy armor days.
  • : Following new legislation in Trendsetter, the national anthem is considered broadly offensive to those who don't believe in Trender.
  • : Following new legislation in Trendsetter, the nation faces constant invasions by foreign boy bands.
  • : Following new legislation in Trendsetter, government employees from Trendsetter dominate international lumberjack competitions.
  • : Following new legislation in Trendsetter, stores employing more than 100 employees are required to be at least twenty miles from any competitor.
  • : Following new legislation in Trendsetter, government agents are triangulating the position of the rainbow's end for the purposes of gold acquisition.
  • : Trendsetter was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate.

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