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Most Avoided: 11,811thLargest Retail Industry: 13,583rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,891st
The Armed Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Strength Through Strengh
Influence
Dealmaker
Communications Officer
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Few

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Chandelier Group

Population3.412 billion

CapitalChandelier City
LeaderJacob Wildingham
FaithMantraism

Currencykrona
Animalcobra

The Armed Republic of Chandelier Group is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Jacob Wildingham with an even hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, ritual sacrifices, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 3.412 billion Chandelians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Chandelier City. The average income tax rate is 67.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Chandelian economy, worth 243 trillion kronor a year, is quite specialized and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Furniture Restoration, and Pizza Delivery. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 71,297 kronor, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity, the people consider response to rudeness to be an acceptable casus belli, traffic news is delivered to drivers via carrier pigeon, and wigged-out hunters report playing croquet with the Queen of Hearts. Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Chandelier Group's national animal is the cobra, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Mantraism.

Chandelier Group is ranked 213,033rd in the world and 12th in Zecrarth for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -6 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

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Most Avoided: 11,811thLargest Retail Industry: 13,583rdTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 15,891stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 18,693rdMost Subsidized Industry: 20,609thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 26,310thMost Advanced Public Education: 27,182nd
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Fattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Chandelier Group's influence in Zecrarth fell from "Enforcer" to "Dealmaker".
  • : Chandelier Group was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Survivors.
  • : Chandelier Group was struck by a Mk III (Purifier) Cure Missile from The Colony of Crownstead, curing 1 million infected.
  • : Chandelier Group lodged a message on the Zecrarth Regional Message Board.
  • : Chandelier Group's influence in Zecrarth fell from "Eminence Grise" to "Enforcer".
  • : Following new legislation in Chandelier Group, wigged-out hunters report playing croquet with the Queen of Hearts.
  • : Chandelier Group was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • : Following new legislation in Chandelier Group, traffic news is delivered to drivers via carrier pigeon.
  • : Following new legislation in Chandelier Group, the people consider response to rudeness to be an acceptable casus belli.
  • : Following new legislation in Chandelier Group, Saturday morning cartoons feature full frontal nudity.

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