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Most Stationary: 9,767thLargest Black Market: 14,089thHighest Economic Output: 15,132nd
The Dictatorship of
Psychotic Dictatorship
For Sauron
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Sauron Annatar

Population14.189 billion


The Dictatorship of Sauron Annatar is a gargantuan, cultured nation, notable for its frequent executions, ban on automobiles, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 14.189 billion Sauron Annatarians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 60.6%.

The thriving Sauron Annatarian economy, worth a remarkable 1,210 trillion Powers a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 85,280 Powers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.3 times as much as the poorest.

Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping, serial killers who are released early distribute death but not their seed, newspapers and TV broadcasters are given a list of 'acceptable words', and prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sauron Annatar's national animal is the Orcs.

Sauron Annatar is ranked 59,702nd in the world and 4th in Lothlorien for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 4,185.69 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Stationary: 9,767thTop
Largest Black Market: 14,089thHighest Economic Output: 15,132ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,447thMost Authoritarian: 18,235thLargest Populations: 18,534thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,246thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21,584th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the region

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