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Largest Retail Industry: 2,049thLargest Black Market: 2,083rdMost Corrupt Governments: 2,319th
The Borderlands of
Iron Fist Consumerists
A child of Amber may walk among them, and such was my h
Lord Oberon
Influence
Truckler
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Giant Redwoods

Population5.138 billion

CapitalAmber
LeaderLord Oberon
FaithThe Way of the Shaddows

CurrencyTrumps
AnimalUnicorn

The Borderlands of Giant Redwoods is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Lord Oberon with an iron fist, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, frequent executions, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.138 billion Giant Redwoodsians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Amber. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 74.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Giant Redwoodsian economy, worth a remarkable 1,445 trillion Trumps a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 281,394 Trumps, with the richest citizens earning 8.8 times as much as the poorest.

The nation's most popular sport is sabotaging foreigners' hopes and dreams, no cul-de-sac or trailer park is complete without a gambling parlor, Giant Redwoodsian husbands are dead good at fathering kids, and sniffer dogs are trained to follow clouds of fruity-smelling vapor. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Giant Redwoods's national animal is the Unicorn, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Way of the Shaddows.

Giant Redwoods is ranked 207,276th in the world and 234th in Thaecia for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -123.23 on the Hayek Index.

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Largest Retail Industry: 2,049thLargest Black Market: 2,083rdTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 2,319thHighest Average Incomes: 2,397thMost Influential: 2,722ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,767thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,954thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,089thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,522ndMost Beautiful Environments: 3,779thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,794thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,881stMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,168thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,188thMost Cultured: 4,500thMost Devout: 4,656thLowest Crime Rates: 4,966thMost Efficient Economies: 5,674thMost Developed: 5,688thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,547thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,615thLargest Governments: 6,729thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,043rdSmartest Citizens: 7,300thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,511thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,606thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,674thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 11,341stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,030thHighest Disposable Incomes: 13,540thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,077thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14,653rdHighest Poor Incomes: 14,749thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,865thBest Weather: 14,942ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,943rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,254thLargest Publishing Industry: 21,338thHighest Average Tax Rates: 21,634th
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Devout: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 9th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 9th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 10th in the regionMost Developed: 10th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 13th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 14th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 15th in the regionMost Influential: 17th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 17th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 19th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 21st in the regionMost Conservative: 24th in the regionLargest Populations: 25th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 27th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Giant Redwoods was endorsed by The Insurmountable Odds of Cirrus Azale.
  • : Following new legislation in Giant Redwoods, sniffer dogs are trained to follow clouds of fruity-smelling vapor.
  • : Following new legislation in Giant Redwoods, Giant Redwoodsian husbands are dead good at fathering kids.
  • : Following new legislation in Giant Redwoods, no cul-de-sac or trailer park is complete without a gambling parlor.
  • : Following new legislation in Giant Redwoods, the nation's most popular sport is sabotaging foreigners' hopes and dreams.
  • : Following new legislation in Giant Redwoods, male cubicle workers stand up every time a woman enters the room.
  • : Giant Redwoods voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Pedagogical Freedom".
  • : Giant Redwoods was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry and Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Giant Redwoods, children are shocked to find others "just like them" when they are taken out of the forest.
  • : Following new legislation in Giant Redwoods, funeral directors are frequently looking at their watches during funerals.

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