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The Lascivious Lycanthropy of John Talbot

“Is Wolfbane the Bane of Wolves?”

Category: Corporate Police State
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Superpower

Location: The Unicorns of the World

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The Lascivious Lycanthropy of John Talbot is a gargantuan, efficient nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, suspicion of poets, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 11.622 billion Talbotians 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 tiny, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.2%.

The frighteningly efficient a Talbotian economy, worth a remarkable 1,023 trillion Pounds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Gambling, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 88,023 Pounds, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 392,586 per year while the poor average 12,262, a ratio of 32.0 to 1.

Billions of Pounds are being blown on orbital weapons development, ethnic minorities are often refused admission to some of the nation's best schools, almost half of the child population live rough on the streets, and corporations cut costs by taking away safety-features on their products. Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low, thanks to a capable police force. John Talbot's national animal is the Wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

John Talbot is ranked 3rd in The Unicorns of the World and 111,716th in the world for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring -23 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 12 days ago

  • 6 days ago: John Talbot fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • 119 days ago: John Talbot's influence in The Unicorns of the World rose from "Power" to "Superpower".
  • 200 days ago: John Talbot changed its national demonym to "Talbotian" and its demonym adjective to "a Talbotian".
  • 202 days ago: John Talbot's influence in The Unicorns of the World rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".
  • 214 days ago: John Talbot fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • 273 days ago: John Talbot's influence in The Unicorns of the World fell from "Power" to "Powerbroker".
  • 295 days ago: John Talbot was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • 328 days ago: John Talbot was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Shortest Average Lifespan.
  • 345 days ago: John Talbot was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Primitive.
  • 1 year 29 days ago: John Talbot was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.

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