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Largest Insurance Industry: 443rd Highest Wealthy Incomes: 805th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 835th
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

Overview People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Holy Gold Fiefdom of MasterShake is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by MasterShake with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, frequent executions, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 7.697 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 1,844 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 17,412th in the world and 3rd in Bloodmoon Empire for Largest Black Market, with 8.71 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Top
1%
Largest Insurance Industry: 443rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 805thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 835thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 866thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 892ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,006thLargest Mining Sector: 1,269thFattest Citizens: 1,332ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,488thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,794thTop
5%
Safest: 1,804thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,411thHighest Average Incomes: 2,428thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,878thMost Efficient Economies: 3,214thMost Avoided: 3,453rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,400thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,414thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,529thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,731stHighest Economic Output: 4,757thNudest: 5,353rdLargest Retail Industry: 6,437thLargest Gambling Industry: 6,545thRudest Citizens: 6,585thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6,997thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,558thTop
10%
Most Pro-Market: 9,293rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,771stLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,404thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 17,003rdLargest Black Market: 17,412th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : 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".
  • : MasterShake was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : MasterShake was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : MasterShake was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Fattest Citizens and Largest Soda Pop Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in MasterShake, the giant 80-storey carving of MasterShake in Mount Rushless can be seen from space.

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