by Max Barry

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,096th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,563rd Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,664th
The Protectorate of
Corporate Police State
Pride and Profit
Influence
Unproven
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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East India Trading Co

Population589 million

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Animalfalcon

The Protectorate of East India Trading Co is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its compulsory military service, suspicion of poets, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 589 million Corporatists 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 tiny, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order also on the agenda, while International Aid and Welfare receive no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.7%.

The thriving Corporatist economy, worth 45.9 trillion guilders a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Basket Weaving, Automobile Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 77,896 guilders, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 341,724 per year while the poor average 11,174, a ratio of 30.6 to 1.

Abortions are carried out secretly in shady backstreet clinics, science labs across the country languish in cobwebs as the government turns its attentions to spiritual matters, the police force is on a recruitment drive, and earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control, thanks to a capable police force. East India Trading Co's national animal is the falcon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

East India Trading Co is ranked 54,220th in the world and 2,967th in The North Pacific for Safest, scoring 93.15 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,096thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,563rdTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,664thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 11,458thMost Ignorant Citizens: 11,717thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,846thMost Pro-Market: 13,192ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,345thMost Extreme: 13,590thHighest Disposable Incomes: 14,618thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,744th
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 262nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 310th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 339th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 479th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 494th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 552nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 553rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 558th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 579th in the regionMost Avoided: 587th in the regionFattest Citizens: 595th in the regionMost Extreme: 596th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 675th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 713th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in East India Trading Co, earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss.
  • : Following new legislation in East India Trading Co, the police force is on a recruitment drive.
  • : East India Trading Co was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Fattest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in East India Trading Co, science labs across the country languish in cobwebs as the government turns its attentions to spiritual matters.
  • : Following new legislation in East India Trading Co, abortions are carried out secretly in shady backstreet clinics.
  • : East India Trading Co was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Ignorant Citizens, Most Avoided, Most Extreme, and Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in East India Trading Co, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry.
  • : Following new legislation in East India Trading Co, tax assessment offices double as polling stations.
  • : Following new legislation in East India Trading Co, a spate of enforced closures has left 'Government FM' as the nation's only radio station.
  • : Following new legislation in East India Trading Co, martial law has been declared and the populace is kept under tight control.

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