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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,921stLargest Insurance Industry: 3,276thMost Armed: 3,594th
The Armed Republic of
Corporate Police State
In hoc inferno positi sumus, et valuimus
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Petroli

Population698 million

CapitalMakarov Square

CurrencyPetrola
AnimalScorpion

The Armed Republic of Petroli is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, frequent executions, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 698 million Petrolians 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 relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Administration, and Industry are also considered important, while Environment and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Makarov Square. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 26.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Petrolian economy, worth 95.2 trillion Petrolas a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Retail. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 136,397 Petrolas, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 875,299 per year while the poor average 8,652, a ratio of 101 to 1.

The government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid, every new toxic waste dump comes with a seal of approval from the government's science advisor, fitness to teach sport is proven by urinating the furthest up a wall, and newborns are being raised as mindless killing machines. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Petroli's national animal is the Scorpion, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Petroli is ranked 6,240th in the world and 86th in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector, scoring 31,618.22 on the Charon Conveyancy Index.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,921stTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 3,276thMost Armed: 3,594thFattest Citizens: 3,957thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,556thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,925thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,240thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,275thMost Avoided: 6,530thMost Patriotic: 6,916thMost Conservative: 6,964thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,086thLargest Mining Sector: 7,762ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,345thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,600thMost Corrupt Governments: 13,205thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15,643rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20,534thHighest Average Incomes: 21,328thLargest Retail Industry: 22,023rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 23,257thLargest Agricultural Sector: 24,484thMost Efficient Economies: 26,672ndMost Authoritarian: 27,878th
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 22nd in the regionMost Armed: 22nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 23rd in the regionTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 26th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 27th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 31st in the regionMost Avoided: 31st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 32nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 34th in the regionMost Conservative: 43rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 48th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Petroli was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • : Petroli was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in Petroli, newborns are being raised as mindless killing machines.
  • : Following new legislation in Petroli, fitness to teach sport is proven by urinating the furthest up a wall.
  • : Petroli voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate Islamic States"".
  • : Petroli voted against the World Assembly Resolution "World Assembly Website Act".
  • : Petroli was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Following new legislation in Petroli, every new toxic waste dump comes with a seal of approval from the government's science advisor.
  • : Following new legislation in Petroli, the government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid.
  • : Following new legislation in Petroli, more than one company makes the board game Monopoly.

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