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Fattest Citizens: 889thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,075thLargest Retail Industry: 1,149th
The Dominion of
Compulsory Consumerist State
The beatings will continue until morale improves!
Jody
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Ferrous

Population1.848 billion

CapitalKurwaberg
LeaderJody
FaithNetorare

CurrencySoma
AnimalRat

The Dominion of Ferrous is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Jody with an iron fist, and renowned for its closed borders, sprawling nuclear power plants, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.848 billion hobos are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Industry, Law & Order, and Administration also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Environment receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kurwaberg. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 12.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Broke economy, worth 427 trillion Somas a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 231,324 Somas, with the richest citizens earning 5.9 times as much as the poorest.

Jody's new android secretary is the latest media darling, bombs are permitted on planes for the 'security of the passengers', prisoners pray grey skies are gonna clear up, and mystics are claiming that a simultaneous rise in scepticism and education budgets is correlation rather than causation. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ferrous's national animal is the Rat, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Netorare.

Ferrous is ranked 241,330th in the world and 8,156th in the South Pacific for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 6.73 Tourists Per Hour.

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Fattest Citizens: 889thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,075thLargest Retail Industry: 1,149thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,220thMost Avoided: 1,395thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,637thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,763rdLargest Insurance Industry: 1,872ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,408thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,629thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,786thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,051stRudest Citizens: 3,097thMost Influential: 3,117thMost Efficient Economies: 3,503rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,053rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,144thHighest Average Incomes: 4,369thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,544thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,393rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,046thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,052ndLargest Mining Sector: 6,643rdLargest Gambling Industry: 6,758thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,402ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,116thLargest Black Market: 11,099thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11,105thMost Armed: 11,397thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,135thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,656thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,074thLargest Governments: 15,420thMost Devout: 18,903rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 22,156th
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Fattest Citizens: 27th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 27th in the regionMost Avoided: 32nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 34th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 41st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 46th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 47th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 47th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 70th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 82nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 83rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 98th in the regionRudest Citizens: 107th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 113th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 120th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 146th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 148th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 149th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 153rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 185th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 189th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 213th in the regionMost Armed: 271st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 278th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 282nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 309th in the regionLargest Black Market: 364th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 381st in the regionMost Influential: 390th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 422nd in the regionLargest Governments: 445th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 454th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 480th in the regionMost Devout: 534th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 660th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 709th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 759th in the region

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