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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 15th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 74th
The Rogue Nation of
Anarchy Lawless Wasteland
Everyone is useful, if only as fertilizer
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population34.932 billion

CapitalHard Knocks City
LeaderEvil Overlord


The Rogue Nation of Sinkorswim is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Evil Overlord with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, irreverence towards religion, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 34.932 billion Sinkorswimians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education and Law & Order are also considered important, while Spirituality and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hard Knocks City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Sinkorswimian economy, worth an astonishing 16,856 trillion dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Gambling, and Soda Sales. Average income is an amazing 482,555 dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,065,007 per year while the poor average 72,289, a ratio of 28.6 to 1.

Political speeches that drill deep into bureaucratic fine detail could be said to be a little boring, corporate lawyers are joyfully combing through the new tax code for any new loopholes for their clients, terrorist videos start by thanking their sponsors, and Hyena sanctuaries have been taken over by hydraulic fracturing sites. Crime is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Sinkorswim's national animal is the hyena, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Sinkorswim is ranked 172,725th in the world and 5,624th in Osiris for Most Inclusive, scoring 7.56 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 74thLargest Insurance Industry: 86thHighest Economic Output: 90thLargest Publishing Industry: 91stRudest Citizens: 96thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 102ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 102ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 113thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 113thFattest Citizens: 139thSmartest Citizens: 155thLargest Populations: 194thLargest Gambling Industry: 209thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 218thMost Scientifically Advanced: 220thHighest Average Incomes: 259thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 259thMost Secular: 472ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 577thLargest Information Technology Sector: 649thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 735thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 877thMost Armed: 1,101stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,186thLargest Mining Sector: 1,192ndHighest Crime Rates: 1,257thMost Avoided: 1,548thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 1,957thLargest Retail Industry: 1,986thLargest Black Market: 4,935thHighest Drug Use: 5,698thMost Stationary: 5,747thTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 9,273rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,317thMost Influential: 12,765thMost Efficient Economies: 14,202ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,853rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 15,349th
Largest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 26th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 43rd in the regionMost Armed: 49th in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 59th in the regionMost Stationary: 60th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 60th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 63rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 73rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 77th in the regionMost Avoided: 84th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 114th in the regionMost Influential: 180th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 292nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 308th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 431st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 442nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 474th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 490th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 570th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sinkorswim was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Following new legislation in Sinkorswim, Hyena sanctuaries have been taken over by hydraulic fracturing sites.
  • : Following new legislation in Sinkorswim, terrorist videos start by thanking their sponsors.
  • : Following new legislation in Sinkorswim, corporate lawyers are joyfully combing through the new tax code for any new loopholes for their clients.
  • : Following new legislation in Sinkorswim, political speeches that drill deep into bureaucratic fine detail could be said to be a little boring.
  • : Following new legislation in Sinkorswim, a newly discovered small mammal's name translates into Sinkorswimian as 'your finger, you fool'.
  • : Following new legislation in Sinkorswim, fishermen take out second mortgages to afford the yearly fishing permit.
  • : Following new legislation in Sinkorswim, the statue in the Wall Plaza has a solar panel for a hat.
  • : Following new legislation in Sinkorswim, old spellbooks are only useful as door-stops or toilet roll substitute.
  • : Sinkorswim was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pro-Market.


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