by Max Barry

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,012th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8,719th Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,777th
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

Population50 million

Currencyguilder
Animalfalcon

The Protectorate of East India Trading Co is a large, efficient nation, remarkable for its strictly enforced bedtime, irreverence towards religion, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 50 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, although Law & Order is also considered important, while International Aid and Welfare aren't funded at all. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.7%.

The thriving Corporatist economy, worth 3.89 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 20,188th in the world and 855th in The North Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 6,124.23 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,012thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8,719thTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,777thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,655thMost Ignorant Citizens: 14,072ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 14,330thMost Extreme: 15,573rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15,797thMost Pro-Market: 15,993rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 16,577thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,699thFattest Citizens: 18,780th
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 301st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 331st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 484th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 495th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 681st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 716th in the regionMost Avoided: 720th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 747th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 748th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 768th in the regionFattest Citizens: 796th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 796th in the regionMost Extreme: 828th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 855th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 986th 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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