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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st Most Avoided: 1st Most Corrupt Governments: 2nd
The Exalted Supremacy of
Corporate Police State
Crush Their Spirits and You Will Control Their Minds
Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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East Borland

Population30.688 billion

CapitalThe Lair
LeaderHis Supreme Eminence
FaithOppression

CurrencySlave
AnimalGila Monster

The Exalted Supremacy of East Borland is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by His Supreme Eminence with an iron fist, and notable for its smutty television, enslaved workforce, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 30.688 billion East Borlandists 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, with Environment and Social Policy not funded at all. 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 23,685 trillion Slaves a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is a breathtaking 771,830 Slaves, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,141,881 per year while the poor average 75,092, a ratio of 55.2 to 1.

Atheists on vacation find Oppression's scriptures make useful doorstops, Renaissance frescos are being chiselled off public walls, epidemiologists happily announce that the reported incidence of depression is close to zero percent, and police frequently raid drugstores in search of contraband bottles of New Spice aftershave. 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 82,411th in the world and 114th in The Alliance of Dictators for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring 3,092.55 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1stMost Avoided: 1stMost Corrupt Governments: 2ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4thLargest Insurance Industry: 8thLargest Mining Sector: 11thFattest Citizens: 14thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15thHighest Disposable Incomes: 19thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 21stLargest Retail Industry: 23rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 26thHighest Economic Output: 28thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 30thHighest Average Incomes: 32ndMost Secular: 38thMost Primitive: 47thMost Ignorant Citizens: 51stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 61stRudest Citizens: 61stLargest Agricultural Sector: 75thLargest Gambling Industry: 110thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 111thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 127thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 150thMost Armed: 210thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 248thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 263rdLargest Governments: 557thLowest Crime Rates: 657thLargest Populations: 896thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,417thMost Stationary: 1,487thMost Efficient Economies: 1,668thTop
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Largest Black Market: 2,761stMost Conservative: 4,669thMost Influential: 6,805thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,263rdTop
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Most Extreme: 9,558thMost Pro-Market: 10,236th
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Pro-Market: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 16th in the regionMost Extreme: 16th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, police frequently raid drugstores in search of contraband bottles of New Spice aftershave.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, epidemiologists happily announce that the reported incidence of depression is close to zero percent.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, Renaissance frescos are being chiselled off public walls.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, atheists on vacation find Oppression's scriptures make useful doorstops.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, exports of chewing gum are inexplicably falling.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, wood-framed catapults are ready to launch diseased corpses into besieged cities.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, protestors are soaking piles of Slaves in blood to make a point about government incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, police drones follow every suspected Peeping Tom.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, theoretical science is only theoretical.
  • : Following new legislation in East Borland, a The Alliance of Dictators Tourist Association survey has rated East Borland #1 for number twos.

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