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Most Secular: 1,453rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,571stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,192nd
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Fallen Iron Duke

Population2.498 billion

CapitalIron Dukegrad


The Empire of Fallen Iron Duke is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Vittorio with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, otherworldly petting zoo, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.498 billion Fallen Iron Dukeans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Iron Dukegrad. The average income tax rate is 82.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Fallen Iron Dukean economy, worth 553 trillion florins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an amazing 221,759 florins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Freighter lifeboats have been replaced by state of the art marker buoys so divers can recover the cargo after they sink, wrongful arrests abound as 'criminals' blame the guy next to them, fashion magazine covers finally display realistic body images following photo-manipulation becoming illegal, and judicial robes are the country's hottest fashion trend. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Fallen Iron Duke's national animal is the panther, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Vittorioism.

Fallen Iron Duke is ranked 9,365th in the world and 208th in the West Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 12,406.14 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Secular: 1,453rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,571stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,192ndTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,350thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,569thMost Efficient Economies: 2,702ndMost Influential: 2,801stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,763rdMost Subsidized Industry: 3,875thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,454thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,486thMost Developed: 4,924thHighest Average Incomes: 5,033rdHighest Poor Incomes: 5,101stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,318thSmartest Citizens: 5,618thLowest Crime Rates: 6,123rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,570thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,591stLargest Governments: 6,602ndLargest Mining Sector: 6,655thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,751stMost Patriotic: 8,599thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,365thLargest Retail Industry: 9,613thHealthiest Citizens: 9,758thMost Cultured: 10,825thLargest Black Market: 11,074thTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 13,070thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,156thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,184thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,618thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,801stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,563rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,409thHighest Food Quality: 20,530th
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 37th in the regionMost Secular: 37th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 57th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 58th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 59th in the regionMost Influential: 60th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 65th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 68th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 87th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 99th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 101st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 102nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 107th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 108th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 109th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 110th in the regionMost Developed: 115th in the regionLargest Governments: 116th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 123rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 131st in the regionLargest Black Market: 144th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 164th in the regionMost Patriotic: 180th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 194th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 208th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 211th in the regionMost Cultured: 213th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 226th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 236th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 265th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 268th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 279th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 314th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 394th in the regionRudest Citizens: 396th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 464th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 498th in the region

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