Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 259th Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 272nd Most Avoided: 308th
The Empire of
Corporate Police State
Hair Broom
Regional Influence
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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The Empire of Onderkelkia is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Hair Broom with an iron fist, and remarkable for its frequent executions, compulsory military service, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 21.339 billion Onderkelkians 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, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, although Law & Order is also considered important, while Environment and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Inginas. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Onderkelkian economy, worth a remarkable 6,959 trillion Sovereigns a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 326,127 Sovereigns, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,160,193 per year while the poor average 18,929, a ratio of 114 to 1.

Foreign governments are looking into weaponizing the infamous Onderkelkian bee, record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been reported, most academic research has ground to a halt, and freighter lifeboats have been replaced by state of the art marker buoys so divers can recover the cargo after they sink. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Onderkelkia's national animal is the Golden Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is worshipping Zeus and Hades.

Onderkelkia is ranked 5,814th in the world and 5th in The Land of Kings and Emperors for Most Pro-Market, scoring 89.33 on the Rand Index.

Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 259thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 272ndMost Avoided: 308thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 318thLargest Gambling Industry: 391stLargest Insurance Industry: 400thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 436thLargest Retail Industry: 470thHighest Economic Output: 483rdFattest Citizens: 590thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 627thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 646thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 777thMost Corrupt Governments: 881stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 904thHighest Average Incomes: 904thMost Ignorant Citizens: 908thLargest Mining Sector: 1,013thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,150thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,232ndMost Armed: 1,286thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,581stMost Devout: 1,771stLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,161stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,300thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,528thLargest Populations: 2,666thMost Extreme: 4,174thRudest Citizens: 4,254thMost Conservative: 4,489thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4,514thMost Stationary: 5,508thMost Pro-Market: 5,814thLargest Black Market: 6,696thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7,516thTop
Most Influential: 8,952ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,463rdMost Efficient Economies: 13,521st
Most Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionMost Extreme: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionTop
Largest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Devout: 6th in the regionMost Stationary: 7th in the regionRudest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12th in the regionMost Conservative: 12th in the regionLargest Black Market: 13th in the regionTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 26th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 28th in the region

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