Most Scientifically Advanced: 1stHighest Poor Incomes: 1stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd
The Despotic Dictatorship of
Corrupt Dictatorship
God was a dream of good government.
The Despot
Influence
Dealmaker
Founder
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Despoticania

Population29.403 billion

CapitalDespoticania Prime
LeaderThe Despot
FaithChurch of Transcendental Hatred

CurrencyDespollar
AnimalWinged Unicorn Pig

The Despotic Dictatorship of Despoticania is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by The Despot with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, sprawling nuclear power plants, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 29.403 billion Despoticanians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The relatively small, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Despoticania Prime. The average income tax rate is 91.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Despoticanian economy, worth an astonishing 30,008 trillion Despollars 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, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Automobile Manufacturing. 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 a breathtaking 1,020,588 Despollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government prides itself on being smug and condescending to idiots, a murderous reputation can revitalise a flagging celebrity career, politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income, and landless farmers wander forlornly in the government's many national parks. Crime is totally unknown. Despoticania's national animal is the Winged Unicorn Pig, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Church of Transcendental Hatred.

Despoticania is ranked 174,717th in the world and 133rd in The Alliance of Dictators for Most Ignorant Citizens, with 0.28 Missed References Per Hour.

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Most Scientifically Advanced: 1stHighest Poor Incomes: 1stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 2ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rdLargest Black Market: 5thHighest Average Incomes: 8thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8thMost Efficient Economies: 9thSmartest Citizens: 15thMost Subsidized Industry: 19thHighest Economic Output: 20thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 33rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 36thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 44thMost Cultured: 45thMost Advanced Public Education: 47thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 53rdLargest Retail Industry: 59thMost Secular: 108thLargest Agricultural Sector: 108thLargest Mining Sector: 139thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 159thMost Corrupt Governments: 183rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 208thLargest Governments: 227thMost Armed: 229thMost Developed: 392ndMost Stationary: 396thLongest Average Lifespans: 457thMost Avoided: 658thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 697thLowest Crime Rates: 850thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,262ndMost Rebellious Youth: 1,353rdTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,847thLargest Populations: 1,987thFattest Citizens: 2,105thRudest Citizens: 2,394thMost Influential: 2,550thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,708thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,920thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,975thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 8,792ndHealthiest Citizens: 10,365thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,712thMost Income Equality: 12,640thMost Authoritarian: 15,973rdMost Inclusive: 17,265th
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Most Stationary: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionMost Income Equality: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionRudest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Avoided: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 12th in the regionMost Inclusive: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Despoticania, landless farmers wander forlornly in the government's many national parks.
  • : Following new legislation in Despoticania, politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income.
  • : Despoticania voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Benevolent Thomas".
  • : Despoticania voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ensuring Safe Syringe Use".
  • : Following new legislation in Despoticania, a murderous reputation can revitalise a flagging celebrity career.
  • : Following new legislation in Despoticania, the government prides itself on being smug and condescending to idiots.
  • : Following new legislation in Despoticania, colonials are offended to find a local animal has been re-named the 'Furry Four-Legged Marsupial Winged Unicorn Pig'.
  • : Following new legislation in Despoticania, teenagers performing appendectomies on their friends has become a popular schoolyard prank.
  • : Following new legislation in Despoticania, ship captains always order a return to port at the slightest sign of rain.
  • : Following new legislation in Despoticania, cremation is compulsory for the deceased.

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