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The Plaything of Der Grobman

“Der Grobman stirs.”

Category: Corporate Police State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Lazarus

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The Plaything of Der Grobman is a massive, devout nation, ruled by Gott Doktor Heinrich Grobman with an iron fist, and renowned for its parental licensing program. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 3.005 billion are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is mainly concerned with Defence, although Law & Order and Commerce are secondary priorities. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Area 17. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, followed by Information Technology and Gambling.

Visitors to the famed rainforests are instead taken to vast furniture factories, the government seizes the property of the recently deceased, society and government have been organized according to a feudal hierarchy, and phone taps are frequently carried out by the police. Crime is a serious problem. Der Grobman's national animal is the Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is Der Grobmanism, and its currency is the Reichsmark.

Der Grobman is ranked 702nd in Lazarus and 16,118th in the world for Highest Police Ratios, scoring 83 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 12 days ago

  • 11 hours ago: Der Grobman fell out of the world Top 10% for Highest Police Ratios.
  • 1 day 11 hours ago: Der Grobman was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector (last census: Top 10%).
  • 1 day 12 hours ago: Der Grobman was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • 8 days ago: Der Grobman was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • 9 days ago: Der Grobman was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
  • 11 days ago: Der Grobman was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Retail Industry.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Der Grobman, phone taps are frequently carried out by the police.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Der Grobman, society and government have been organized according to a feudal hierarchy.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Der Grobman, the government seizes the property of the recently deceased.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Der Grobman, visitors to the famed rainforests are instead taken to vast furniture factories.

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