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Most Valuable International Artwork: 49thLargest Insurance Industry: 181stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 200th
The Empire of
Corporate Police State
TERRA REGUM IMPERATORUMQUE TOTUM MUNDUM REGET
Hair Broom
Influence
Squire
Emperor Emeritus
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Onderkelkia

Population31.473 billion

CapitalInginas
LeaderHair Broom
FaithThe Worship of Zeus and Hades

CurrencySovereign
AnimalGolden Eagle

The Empire of Onderkelkia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Hair Broom with an iron fist, and renowned for its digital currency, pith helmet sales, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 31.473 billion Onderkelkians 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 minute, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order also on the agenda, while Environment and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Inginas. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Onderkelkian economy, worth an astonishing 11,487 trillion Sovereigns a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 364,999 Sovereigns, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,752,519 per year while the poor average 44,389, a ratio of 39.5 to 1.

Family bonding sessions are considered immoral and are banned, one complaint of Onderkelkia's new periodic table is it's easy to confuse fearlessleaderium with gloriousleaderium, bread-gangs raid restaurant waste bins to stockpile uneaten rolls, and a National Academy regulates grammar and usage. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Onderkelkia's national animal is the Golden Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Worship of Zeus and Hades.

Onderkelkia is ranked 22,981st in the world and 77th in The Land of Kings and Emperors for Largest Governments, scoring 24.96 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 49thLargest Insurance Industry: 181stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 200thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 212thMost Avoided: 224thLargest Gambling Industry: 238thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 261stFattest Citizens: 304thHighest Disposable Incomes: 346thHighest Economic Output: 349thMost Ignorant Citizens: 350thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 390thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 393rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 565thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 601stLargest Mining Sector: 641stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 694thMost Corrupt Governments: 701stLargest Agricultural Sector: 730thMost Devout: 801stLargest Retail Industry: 842ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 895thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 983rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,122ndLargest Populations: 2,078thMost Stationary: 2,316thTop
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Most Armed: 2,389thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,457thRudest Citizens: 3,252ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,786thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,153rdMost Efficient Economies: 5,294thMost Conservative: 6,263rdMost Influential: 8,570thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,644thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,657thLargest Black Market: 9,945thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,567thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 12,667thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,249thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,942ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 21,393rdMost Extreme: 22,191stLargest Governments: 22,981st
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
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Fattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Devout: 7th in the regionMost Extreme: 9th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 10th in the regionMost Armed: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Conservative: 13th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14th in the regionRudest Citizens: 14th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 16th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 22nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Onderkelkia, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage.
  • : Following new legislation in Onderkelkia, bread-gangs raid restaurant waste bins to stockpile uneaten rolls.
  • : Following new legislation in Onderkelkia, one complaint of Onderkelkia's new periodic table is it's easy to confuse fearlessleaderium with gloriousleaderium.
  • : Following new legislation in Onderkelkia, family bonding sessions are considered immoral and are banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Onderkelkia, Hair Broom's Dreadnought-class tankbuster limousine is said to have more ammunition than the entire Brancalandian Army.
  • : Onderkelkia agreed to construct embassies between The Land of Kings and Emperors and Kantrias.
  • : Onderkelkia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Onderkelkia, owners of man-portable particle accelerator backpacks are advised not to cross the streams.
  • : Following new legislation in Onderkelkia, young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables.
  • : Following new legislation in Onderkelkia, peace talks occasionally rack up a higher body count than the wars they seek to stop.

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