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Highest Crime Rates: 235thMost Armed: 261stRudest Citizens: 450th
The Free Land of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
If it bleeds, we can kill it.
Takeshi Kovacs
Civil Rights
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Political Freedom

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Population7.069 billion

LeaderTakeshi Kovacs

CurrencyGold Dragon
AnimalKomodo Dragon

The Free Land of Tyranogorgon is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Takeshi Kovacs with a fair hand, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, state-planned economy, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 7.069 billion Tyranogorgonians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The medium-sized, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Valyrian. The average income tax rate is 95.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Tyranogorgonian economy, worth a remarkable 2,348 trillion Gold Dragons 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Book Publishing, and Soda Sales. 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 amazing 332,255 Gold Dragons, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Extreme political groups are outlawed, parents dread their examinations more than their children, exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting, and listless juries are assembled for the simplest of court cases. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Tyranogorgon's national animal is the Komodo Dragon, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Atheism.

Tyranogorgon is ranked 239,355th in the world and 226th in New Western Empire for Least Corrupt Governments, with 9.1 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Highest Crime Rates: 235thMost Armed: 261stRudest Citizens: 450thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 509thFattest Citizens: 551stHighest Poor Incomes: 558thLargest Information Technology Sector: 602ndMost Inclusive: 604thMost Rebellious Youth: 710thMost Subsidized Industry: 717thLargest Black Market: 718thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 728thLargest Publishing Industry: 880thMost Influential: 896thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,229thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,473rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,499thMost Cultured: 1,696thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,834thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,861stMost Efficient Economies: 1,970thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,007thMost Devout: 2,008thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,059thTop
Highest Drug Use: 2,767thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,041stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,129thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,059thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,178thLargest Governments: 4,462ndNicest Citizens: 4,733rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,985thSmartest Citizens: 5,591stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,228thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,491stMost Beautiful Environments: 6,519thNudest: 6,570thHighest Economic Output: 6,660thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,065thTop
Largest Retail Industry: 16,517thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,874thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,207thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 19,816thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,931st
Highest Drug Use: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 9th in the regionNudest: 9th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 11th in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 12th in the regionMost Stationary: 13th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 14th in the regionNicest Citizens: 15th in the regionLargest Governments: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 15th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 18th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 21st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 22nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Tyranogorgon, listless juries are assembled for the simplest of court cases.
  • : Following new legislation in Tyranogorgon, exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting.
  • : Following new legislation in Tyranogorgon, parents dread their examinations more than their children.
  • : Following new legislation in Tyranogorgon, extreme political groups are outlawed.
  • : Following new legislation in Tyranogorgon, the government burgles the houses of holidaying citizens.
  • : Tyranogorgon voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Gay Panic defense Ban".
  • : Tyranogorgon was reclassified from "Civil Rights Lovefest" to "Left-wing Utopia".
  • : Following new legislation in Tyranogorgon, the national anthem is considered broadly offensive to those who don't believe in Atheism.
  • : Following new legislation in Tyranogorgon, workers of "fairweather faith" claim six months of paid leave for holy days per year.
  • : Following new legislation in Tyranogorgon, graffiti graces every city's streets.


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