The United Republics of
Corporate Bordello
Out of many, one.
Regional Influence
Superpower
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The United Republics of Great Jergania and Jonland is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by President Ukenye with a fair hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, daily referendums, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 6.284 billion Jerganians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The minute, pro-business government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Industry, Law & Order, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of LibertÓ. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Jerganian economy, worth a remarkable 1,123 trillion paper ducats a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 178,799 paper ducats, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 752,306 per year while the poor average 27,576, a ratio of 27.3 to 1.

The new 'Things We Stole From Other Countries' exhibition at the National Museum of Antiquities is a hit, pristine wilderness has been trashed in the quest for cheaper oil, a determined opposition debates the relative benefits of Arial and Times New Roman for days on end, and citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature'. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Great Jergania and Jonland's national animal is the dove, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is no longer used at the state level.

Great Jergania and Jonland is ranked 57th in Holy Rome and 122,217th in the world for Most Primitive, scoring -332 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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