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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,918th Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,335th Most Influential: 5,927th
The Ottoman Empire of
Corporate Police State
Allahu Akbar
Sultan and Caliph Sabahattin Özkul Osman
Regional Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Ottoman Empire of Rasnam is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Sultan and Caliph Sabahattin Özkul Osman with an iron fist, and notable for its frequent executions, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 1.215 billion Ottomans 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, pro-business, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Industry are also considered important, while Social Policy and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Constantinople. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.9%.

The powerhouse Ottoman economy, worth 99.6 trillion Ottoman Lire a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Basket Weaving, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is 81,982 Ottoman Lire, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 415,503 per year while the poor average 8,973, a ratio of 46.3 to 1.

Women are seen and not heard, Sultan and Caliph Sabahattin Özkul Osman has just been declared ruler of Rasnam in an international press conference, Wahabbi Islam has been named as Rasnam's national religion, and lawyers turn down litigation cases and corporate work in order to focus on lucrative public defence work. Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rasnam's national animal is the Grey Wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Wahabbi Islam.

Rasnam is ranked 5,335th in the world and 16th in Commonwealth of Liberty for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 7,545.25 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,918thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,335thMost Influential: 5,927thLargest Insurance Industry: 6,228thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,264thFattest Citizens: 8,263rdTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,794thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,667thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10,678thMost Avoided: 10,957thMost Pro-Market: 12,294thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,480th
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Largest Insurance Industry: 15th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 16th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20th in the regionFattest Citizens: 21st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 21st in the regionMost Avoided: 22nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 25th in the regionMost Extreme: 27th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 28th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 28th in the region

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