The United Republics of
Corporate Bordello
Out of many, one.
Regional Influence
Superpower
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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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, keen interest in outer space, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 7.35 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, outspoken government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Law & Order. 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 1,382 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 188,038 paper ducats, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 822,205 per year while the poor average 27,129, a ratio of 30.3 to 1.

Politicians accepting drinks in bars are executed for taking bribes, photographers can be found hiding behind the curtains in President Ukenye's bedroom, immigrants flood the job queues as discrimination in the workplace makes a staggering comeback, and Jack Russells have proven to be terrible spies. 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 12th in Holy Rome and 34,288th in the world for Most Devout, scoring 27 on the Paradise-Perdition Likelihood Rating.

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