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The Exalted Supremacy of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Crush Their Spirits and You Will Control Their Minds
Influence
Truckler
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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East Borland

Population35.207 billion

CapitalThe Lair
LeaderHis Supreme Eminence
FaithOppression

CurrencySlave
AnimalGila Monster

The Exalted Supremacy of East Borland is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by His Supreme Eminence with an iron fist, and notable for its frequent executions, enslaved workforce, and disturbing lack of elderly people. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 35.207 billion East Borlandists are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The tiny, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Law & Order and Industry also on the agenda, while Environment and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Lair. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient East Borlandian economy, worth an astonishing 30,438 trillion Slaves a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is a breathtaking 864,550 Slaves, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,772,300 per year while the poor average 49,034, a ratio of 117 to 1.

Renaissance frescos are being chiselled off public walls, museums have more touchscreens on display than artifacts, gossip magazines are more interested in astrological stars than celebrity ones, and orthopaedics patients often have a bounce in their step. 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. East Borland's national animal is the Gila Monster, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Oppression.

East Borland is ranked 208,772nd in the world and 107th in The Alliance of Dictators for Least Corrupt Governments, with 0.27 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most Avoided: 1stMost Corrupt Governments: 1stMost Secular: 7thLargest Mining Sector: 8thLargest Insurance Industry: 9thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10thFattest Citizens: 10thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16thLargest Agricultural Sector: 17thHighest Economic Output: 21stHighest Average Incomes: 22ndLargest Retail Industry: 23rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 28thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 29thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 31stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 38thMost Ignorant Citizens: 46thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 53rdMost Armed: 63rdMost Efficient Economies: 108thRudest Citizens: 123rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 176thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 190thLargest Governments: 233rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 257thMost Primitive: 350thLowest Crime Rates: 364thLargest Populations: 824thLargest Black Market: 1,161stMost Stationary: 1,244thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,477thTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,481stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,424thMost Influential: 7,626thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,376thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 12,672ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,033rdMost Conservative: 15,528th
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Most Secular: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5th in the regionTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, orthopaedics patients often have a bounce in their step.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, gossip magazines are more interested in astrological stars than celebrity ones.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, museums have more touchscreens on display than artifacts.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, Renaissance frescos are being chiselled off public walls.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, East Borlandian-made cars tend to catch fire in people's driveways.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, employers may fire workers without giving any reason.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, a small country is wondering where their capitol building's gold dome went.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, it's a common sight to see angry commuters with grenade launchers mounted on their vehicles.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, the backs of 'No Trespassing' signs were made for you and me.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, adults have never outgrown their fear of monsters.

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