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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,474thMost Devout: 1,744thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,281st
The Holy Exarchate of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Neither heathens nor dissidents will corrupt the Holy.
Blessed Exarch Zorrak IX
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Iron Alliance

Population2.601 billion

CapitalMaeleum
LeaderBlessed Exarch Zorrak IX
FaithCult of Ch'thon

CurrencyForged Solidus
AnimalChthonic Daemon

The Holy Exarchate of Iron Alliance is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Blessed Exarch Zorrak IX with an iron fist, and notable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, public floggings, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.601 billion Pyramidians 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, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Maeleum. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 74.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Pyramidian economy, worth 491 trillion Forged Soliduses a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Automobile Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 189,019 Forged Soliduses, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 740,940 per year while the poor average 32,809, a ratio of 22.6 to 1.

Supermarkets must refund spoilt milk even six months after the sale, royals are always ready with their diamond-encrusted toilet plungers in case a royal flush doesn't work, drill sergeants yell in the ears of bespectacled nerds in cybermilitary "reboot camps", and the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Iron Alliance's national animal is the Chthonic Daemon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Cult of Ch'thon.

Iron Alliance is ranked 22,666th in the world and 1,237th in Lazarus for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 6,647.12 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,474thMost Devout: 1,744thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,281stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,480thMost Influential: 4,207thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,312thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,342ndMost Patriotic: 4,833rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,527thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,823rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,853rdMost Corrupt Governments: 6,908thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,917thMost Efficient Economies: 7,153rdLargest Mining Sector: 7,403rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,571stLargest Black Market: 8,004thHighest Average Incomes: 8,570thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,276thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,605thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,786thMost Conservative: 11,732ndTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 13,770thLargest Governments: 13,940thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,048thMost Cultured: 16,639thMost Developed: 17,679thMost Authoritarian: 19,244thMost Advanced Public Education: 22,666thHighest Average Tax Rates: 22,873rdLargest Retail Industry: 24,242ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 26,042nd
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 53rd in the regionMost Devout: 73rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 76th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 79th in the regionMost Patriotic: 173rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 180th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 189th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 206th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 219th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 264th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 317th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 326th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 330th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 345th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 349th in the regionLargest Black Market: 379th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 388th in the regionMost Conservative: 395th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 401st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 402nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 522nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 612th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 637th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 673rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 688th in the regionMost Extreme: 722nd in the regionLargest Governments: 756th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 758th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Iron Alliance was endorsed by The United States of Calicate.
  • : Iron Alliance voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Electrum".
  • : Iron Alliance was endorsed by The Blessed Kingdom of Custadia.
  • : Iron Alliance was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Following new legislation in Iron Alliance, the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene.
  • : Following new legislation in Iron Alliance, drill sergeants yell in the ears of bespectacled nerds in cybermilitary "reboot camps".
  • : Following new legislation in Iron Alliance, royals are always ready with their diamond-encrusted toilet plungers in case a royal flush doesn't work.
  • : Following new legislation in Iron Alliance, supermarkets must refund spoilt milk even six months after the sale.
  • : Following new legislation in Iron Alliance, traffic news is delivered to drivers via carrier pigeon.
  • : Following new legislation in Iron Alliance, every new toxic waste dump comes with a seal of approval from the government's science advisor.

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