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Largest Insurance Industry: 421st Highest Wealthy Incomes: 739th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 804th
The Holy Gold Fiefdom of
Corporate Police State
It's gonna be hell week all rolled up into one night!
Regional Influence
Powerbroker
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Holy Gold Fiefdom of MasterShake is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by MasterShake with an iron fist, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, compulsory military service, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 8.209 billion MasterShakeans 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, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Carl's Pool. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.8%.

The frighteningly efficient MasterShakean economy, worth a remarkable 1,967 trillion 1-2-3-4-5-6s a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is an amazing 239,669 1-2-3-4-5-6s, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,410,608 per year while the poor average 18,945, a ratio of 74.5 to 1.

The entire country is an urban wasteland as the well-to-do commute from space (MasterShake has found 2 easter eggs), former arms manufacturing CEOs are now delivering food for minimum wage, 90% of active duty MAF personnel have been laid off and replaced by robot kill-drones, and the giant 80-storey carving of MasterShake in Mount Rushless can be seen from space. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. MasterShake's national animal is the Broodwich, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Scientology.

MasterShake is ranked 149,341st in the world and 5th in Bloodmoon Empire for Healthiest Citizens, with 0.39 Bananas Ingested Per Day.

Top
1%
Largest Insurance Industry: 421stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 739thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 804thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 813thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 896thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,027thLargest Mining Sector: 1,255thFattest Citizens: 1,311thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,454thTop
5%
Safest: 1,784thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,809thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,285thHighest Average Incomes: 2,507thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,623rdMost Efficient Economies: 3,098thMost Avoided: 3,346thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,150thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,191stNudest: 4,200thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,420thHighest Economic Output: 4,478thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,514thLargest Gambling Industry: 5,740thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6,116thLargest Retail Industry: 6,617thRudest Citizens: 7,081stTop
10%
Most Pro-Market: 7,931stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,110thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,675thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,348thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14,943rd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : MasterShake's influence in Bloodmoon Empire rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".
  • : MasterShake was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : MasterShake was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens and Safest.
  • : MasterShake's influence in Bloodmoon Empire fell from "Powerbroker" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : MasterShake was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : MasterShake was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : MasterShake's influence in Bloodmoon Empire rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".
  • : MasterShake was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : MasterShake's influence in Bloodmoon Empire fell from "Powerbroker" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : MasterShake's influence in Bloodmoon Empire rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".

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