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Most Primitive: 605thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,707thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,910th
The Matriarchy of
Mother Knows Best State
Come dance with us.
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Founder
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Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
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Gypsy Lands

Population8.305 billion

CapitalTambourine
LeaderThe Gypsy Queen
FaithChristianity

Currencysilver coin
AnimalWerewolf

The Matriarchy of Gypsy Lands is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The Gypsy Queen with an iron fist, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, frequent executions, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 8.305 billion Gypsies 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 tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Defense, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tambourine. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.1%.

The strong Gypsy economy, worth 665 trillion silver coins a year, is led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Gambling, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 80,182 silver coins, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 242,723 per year while the poor average 20,610, a ratio of 11.8 to 1.

Coffee-addicted citizens look forward to baristas getting their name wrong at local coffee shops, the nation's atlases tend to go out of date every few weeks, paranoid museum guards keep a lookout for any animated displays attempting to escape the premises after dark, and it is firmly believed that cameras steal souls. Crime is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Gypsy Lands's national animal is the Werewolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Gypsy Lands is ranked 89,388th in the world and 22nd in Gypsy Lands for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 51 Whatever.

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Most Primitive: 605thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,707thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,910thTop
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Most Devout: 4,825thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,264thFattest Citizens: 6,251stLargest Retail Industry: 7,083rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,988thLargest Gambling Industry: 8,254thHighest Disposable Incomes: 12,297thTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 12,662ndMost Armed: 14,239thMost Cultured: 14,498thMost Influential: 15,905thBest Weather: 16,009thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,785thLargest Black Market: 20,735thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 22,067thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 23,836th
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Most Primitive: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the region

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