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Largest Gambling Industry: 236th Largest Insurance Industry: 247th Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 251st
The Empire of
Corporate Police State
TERRA REGUM IMPERATORUMQUE TOTUM MUNDUM REGET
Hair Broom
Regional Influence
Squire
Emperor
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

Overview Dispatches People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Empire of Onderkelkia is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Hair Broom with an iron fist, and notable for its closed borders, free-roaming dinosaurs, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 22.608 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 are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Inginas. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Onderkelkian economy, worth a remarkable 7,234 trillion Sovereigns a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Retail, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 320,014 Sovereigns, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,883,486 per year while the poor average 25,296, a ratio of 74.5 to 1.

The government is lending a hand to private industry, citizens are arrested for naturally producing proteins, the nation is famous for having one of the world's largest Golden Eagle hunting institutions, and women are ordered home to reproduce for the glory of the Empire. 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 worshipping Zeus and Hades.

Onderkelkia is ranked 422nd in the world and 2nd in The Land of Kings and Emperors for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 24,924.06 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 236thLargest Insurance Industry: 247thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 251stMost Avoided: 273rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 294thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 295thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 387thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 387thMost Conservative: 402ndLargest Retail Industry: 416thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 422ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 445thFattest Citizens: 449thHighest Economic Output: 474thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 579thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 620thLargest Mining Sector: 700thMost Corrupt Governments: 753rdHighest Average Incomes: 937thMost Devout: 1,102ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,396thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,677thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,903rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,211thLargest Populations: 2,532ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,543rdMost Stationary: 3,777thMost Extreme: 4,202ndRudest Citizens: 4,699thMost Armed: 5,780thLargest Black Market: 5,783rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,526thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6,931stMost Influential: 8,737thTop
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Most Pro-Market: 9,210thMost Efficient Economies: 10,134thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,399thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,539th
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Most Conservative: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Extreme: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Devout: 9th in the regionMost Armed: 10th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 14th in the regionLargest Black Market: 15th in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 18th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 31st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 33rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 33rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Onderkelkia lodged a message on the The Land of Kings and Emperors Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Onderkelkia, women are ordered home to reproduce for the glory of the Empire.
  • : Following new legislation in Onderkelkia, the nation is famous for having one of the world's largest Golden Eagle hunting institutions.
  • : Following new legislation in Onderkelkia, citizens are arrested for naturally producing proteins.
  • : Following new legislation in Onderkelkia, the government is lending a hand to private industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Onderkelkia, the Foreign Ministry thinks an eye for an eye is a blindingly good idea.
  • : Following new legislation in Onderkelkia, a third of Onderkelkians are e-certified CEOs.
  • : Following new legislation in Onderkelkia, kids who move from attending a public school in the the city to the country often struggle in goat milking class.
  • : Following new legislation in Onderkelkia, retail staff are trained to take both inside leg measurements and the lives of their enemies.
  • : Following new legislation in Onderkelkia, speaking out against the government is punishable by flogging.

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