Highest Economic Output: 1,711th Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1,874th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,036th
The Empire of
Capitalist Paradise
In nuclear war all men are cremated equal.
Regional Influence
Handshaker
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

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The Empire of Storm Gard is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and notable for its frequent executions, strictly enforced bedtime, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 15.74 billion Storm Gardians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Law & Order, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality and Environment receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Core Prime. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Storm Gardian economy, worth a remarkable 3,507 trillion Union Credits 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 Information Technology, Gambling, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 222,823 Union Credits, with the richest citizens earning 6.4 times as much as the poorest.

Failed genetic experiments wreak havoc as they roam the countryside, weird or unusual crimes merit cruel and unusual punishments, the nation leads The Local Cluster in per capita stalking, and every new toxic waste dump comes with a seal of approval from the government's science advisor. Crime is well under control. Storm Gard's national animal is the Monkey, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Storm Gard is ranked 2,600th in the world and 8th in The Local Cluster for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 16,411.81 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Highest Economic Output: 1,711thTop
5%
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1,874thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,036thMost Armed: 2,058thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,369thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,519thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,543rdLargest Mining Sector: 2,600thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,963rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,032ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,292ndHighest Average Incomes: 3,308thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,516thRudest Citizens: 3,884thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,144thMost Avoided: 4,198thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,663rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,714thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,165thMost Secular: 5,513thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,524thLargest Populations: 5,531stLargest Retail Industry: 6,432ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,759thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,273rdLargest Publishing Industry: 7,857thTop
10%
Most Efficient Economies: 10,920thLargest Black Market: 11,645thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,907thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,505thMost Stationary: 13,720thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,774thMost Cultured: 14,717thMost Influential: 16,470thSmartest Citizens: 18,014th
Top
5%
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionMost Stationary: 5th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionTop
10%
Most Secular: 8th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 8th in the regionMost Avoided: 8th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 11th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 12th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionLargest Populations: 14th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14th in the regionRudest Citizens: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Storm Gard was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Storm Gard was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Economic Output, the Top 5% for Largest Publishing Industry, and the Top 10% for Most Influential.
  • : Following new legislation in Storm Gard, every new toxic waste dump comes with a seal of approval from the government's science advisor.
  • : Storm Gard was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Capitalist Paradise".
  • : Following new legislation in Storm Gard, the nation leads The Local Cluster in per capita stalking.
  • : Storm Gard was reclassified from "Moralistic Democracy" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Storm Gard, weird or unusual crimes merit cruel and unusual punishments.
  • : Following new legislation in Storm Gard, failed genetic experiments wreak havoc as they roam the countryside.
  • : Storm Gard's influence in The Local Cluster rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
  • : Following new legislation in Storm Gard, bands of paramedics walk the streets looking for suspicious medical activity.

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