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Most Armed: 2,722nd Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,891st Largest Populations: 4,880th
The Lascivious Lycanthropy of
Corporate Police State
Is Wolfbane the Bane of Wolves?
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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John Talbot

Population18.075 billion


The Lascivious Lycanthropy of John Talbot is a gargantuan, efficient nation, renowned for its keen interest in outer space, frequent executions, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 18.075 billion Talbotians 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, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.5%.

The frighteningly efficient a Talbotian economy, worth a remarkable 1,615 trillion Pounds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Gambling, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 89,389 Pounds, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 392,787 per year while the poor average 12,785, a ratio of 30.7 to 1.

Billions of Pounds are being blown on orbital weapons development, ethnic minorities are often refused admission to some of the nation's best schools, almost half of the child population live rough on the streets, and corporations cut costs by taking away safety-features on their products. Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low, thanks to a capable police force. John Talbot's national animal is the Wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

John Talbot is ranked 142,514th in the world and 3rd in The Unicorns of the World for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring -23.59 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most Armed: 2,722ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,891stLargest Populations: 4,880thHighest Economic Output: 6,448thFattest Citizens: 7,698thTop
Most Pro-Market: 8,657thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,764thLargest Insurance Industry: 9,061stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,294thMost Ignorant Citizens: 10,572ndMost Conservative: 10,594thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10,873rdMost Avoided: 11,130thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,641stLargest Mining Sector: 14,307thLargest Gambling Industry: 15,459thMost Primitive: 15,563rd

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