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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3,256th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3,565th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,608th
The Stratocratic States of
Corporate Police State
За Веру, Царя и Отечество!
Маршал Николай Хрущев
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Sarkis

Population788 million

CapitalЦитадель
LeaderМаршал Николай Хрущев

CurrencyКредит
AnimalБурый медведь

The Stratocratic States of Sarkis is a huge, orderly nation, ruled by Маршал Николай Хрущев with an iron fist, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, compulsory military service, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 788 million Sarkish 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 dominated by the Department of Defense, although Industry and Administration are also considered important, while Environment and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Цитадель. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 41.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Sarkish economy, worth 110 trillion Кредитs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 139,615 Кредитs, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 642,679 per year while the poor average 18,368, a ratio of 35.0 to 1.

The nation has always been at war with Bigtopia, the government violently suppresses separatist movements, the nationalistic national anthem inspires citizens to literally spit at foreigners, and caps with skulls on them are the height of fashion. 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 Бурый медведь, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Sarkis is ranked 102,675th in the world and 3,988th in The East Pacific for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 980.99 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3,256thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,565thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,608thMost Influential: 3,803rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,083rdMost Avoided: 4,302ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,623rdFattest Citizens: 5,864thMost Conservative: 6,006thLargest Mining Sector: 6,879thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,377thTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,893rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,138thLargest Retail Industry: 10,874thHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,037thLargest Black Market: 11,845thMost Efficient Economies: 13,307thMost Extreme: 13,698thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,014thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,696thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,947thHighest Average Incomes: 15,127thMost Secular: 15,491st
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 72nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 78th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 88th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 93rd in the regionMost Avoided: 98th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 130th in the regionFattest Citizens: 141st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 158th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 196th in the regionLargest Black Market: 209th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 260th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 288th in the regionMost Influential: 305th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 314th in the regionTop
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Most Conservative: 338th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 338th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 339th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 370th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 403rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 418th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 444th in the regionMost Secular: 524th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 561st in the regionMost Extreme: 567th in the region

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