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Highest Crime Rates: 1,211thLargest Retail Industry: 1,895thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,056th
The Sultanate of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Liberal Dictatorship
F around and find out
Influence
Truckler
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Hookah Castle

Population673 million

CapitalChaotic Evil

CurrencyTobacco
AnimalAlligator

The Sultanate of Hookah Castle is a huge, socially progressive nation, renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, absence of drug laws, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 673 million Hookah Castleans 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 relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Chaotic Evil. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Hookah Castlean economy, worth 74.9 trillion Tobaccos a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Arms Manufacturing, and Tourism. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 111,245 Tobaccos, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 471,031 per year while the poor average 16,972, a ratio of 27.8 to 1.

Government theft from poor artists to give to rich allies has been dubbed the "reverse Robin Hood" policy, the government is lending a hand to private industry, Leader's used car is held together by bumper stickers that support the opposition, and citizens can be frequently spotted going about their business stark naked. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Hookah Castle's national animal is the Alligator, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Hookah Castle is ranked 91,013th in the world and 22nd in Founderless for Largest Governments, scoring 14.07 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

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Highest Crime Rates: 1,211thLargest Retail Industry: 1,895thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,056thTop
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Most Armed: 2,882ndFattest Citizens: 2,997thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,505thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,514thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,721stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7,341stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,368thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8,262ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,561stMost Avoided: 9,577thLargest Agricultural Sector: 11,576thTop
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Most Secular: 12,319thMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,638thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,401stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 23,753rd
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Largest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 5th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Hookah Castle, citizens can be frequently spotted going about their business stark naked.
  • : Following new legislation in Hookah Castle, Leader's used car is held together by bumper stickers that support the opposition.
  • : Hookah Castle was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Following new legislation in Hookah Castle, the government is lending a hand to private industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Hookah Castle, government theft from poor artists to give to rich allies has been dubbed the "reverse Robin Hood" policy.
  • : Following new legislation in Hookah Castle, nobody is forced to join the armed forces.
  • : Following new legislation in Hookah Castle, nihilistic thrill-seekers claim that suicide by roller coaster is the ultimate life experience.
  • : Hookah Castle was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector and Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Hookah Castle, the government has awarded itself a month-long holiday to celebrate its achievements.
  • : Following new legislation in Hookah Castle, heart attacks are regarded as a coming of age ritual.

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