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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 389th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 462nd Largest Manufacturing Sector: 679th
The Sarko-Roctanian Union of
Corporate Police State
ㄛㄙʹㄚㄋʹ 驕傲
WIP
Influence
Unproven
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Sarkis

Population2.082 billion

CapitalKaimai̓yo City
LeaderWIP
FaithSecularism

CurrencyWIP
AnimalWIP

The Sarko-Roctanian Union of Sarkis is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by WIP with an iron fist, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, frequent executions, and triple-decker prams. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.082 billion Sarknese 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Industry also on the agenda, while Environment and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kaimai̓yo City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 70.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Sarknese economy, worth 425 trillion WIPS a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 204,475 WIPS, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 956,603 per year while the poor average 26,110, a ratio of 36.6 to 1.

The country is preparing for war, dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming, foreign leaders who don't applaud WIP's speeches are regarded as enemies of Sarkis, and it's entirely possible foreign diplomats misheard when Sarkis offered the words "peace be upon you". 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. Sarkis's national animal is the WIP, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Secularism.

Sarkis is ranked 9,414th in the world and 307th in The North Pacific for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 36.64 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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1%
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 389thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 462ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 679thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,543rdTop
5%
Most Avoided: 2,688thLargest Black Market: 3,166thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,503rdMost Corrupt Governments: 4,251stLargest Mining Sector: 5,113thHighest Average Incomes: 5,199thFattest Citizens: 5,356thTop
10%
Largest Information Technology Sector: 9,287thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,414thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,445thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,779thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,988thMost Efficient Economies: 10,275thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11,708thMost Conservative: 11,917thLargest Governments: 12,572ndRudest Citizens: 14,063rdLargest Retail Industry: 15,101stMost Secular: 15,203rdMost Armed: 16,956th
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1%
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 15th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 58th in the regionMost Avoided: 86th in the regionTop
5%
Largest Black Market: 95th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 112th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 157th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 168th in the regionFattest Citizens: 176th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 244th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 307th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 353rd in the regionTop
10%
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 463rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 475th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 522nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 525th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 558th in the regionLargest Governments: 597th in the regionRudest Citizens: 607th in the regionMost Armed: 629th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 737th in the regionMost Conservative: 742nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 768th in the regionMost Secular: 785th in the regionMost Extreme: 900th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Sarkis, it's entirely possible foreign diplomats misheard when Sarkis offered the words "peace be upon you".
  • : Following new legislation in Sarkis, foreign leaders who don't applaud WIP's speeches are regarded as enemies of Sarkis.
  • : Sarkis lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Sarkis lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Sarkis was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : Sarkis lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Sarkis, dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming.
  • : Sarkis lodged a message on the The North Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Sarkis, the country is preparing for war.
  • : Following new legislation in Sarkis, directors of low-budget sci-fi films are flocking to use Kaimai̓yo City as a backdrop.

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