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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 166thHighest Poor Incomes: 218thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 283rd
The Armed Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Order and Progress
Influence
Auxiliary
Communications Officer/Minister of Economics
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Scalesburg

Population4.384 billion

CapitalSt Montclair
LeaderRodney Osborne

Currencyk-buck
Animalwolf

The Armed Republic of Scalesburg is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Rodney Osborne with an iron fist, and notable for its state-planned economy, avowedly heterosexual populace, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 4.384 billion Scalesburgians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Administration, Industry, and Education are also considered important, while International Aid isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of St Montclair. The average income tax rate is 97.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Scalesburgian economy, worth a remarkable 2,087 trillion k-bucks 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Soda Sales, and Retail. 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 an amazing 476,267 k-bucks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The people consider response to rudeness to be an acceptable casus belli, drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government, glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town, and earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Scalesburg's national animal is the wolf, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Scalesburg is ranked 3,280th in the world and 3rd in Novus Lucidum for Rudest Citizens, with 174.52 Insults Per Minute.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 166thHighest Poor Incomes: 218thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 283rdHighest Average Incomes: 375thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 401stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 448thLargest Information Technology Sector: 507thMost Subsidized Industry: 508thMost Corrupt Governments: 689thMost Armed: 750thLargest Black Market: 753rdFattest Citizens: 894thMost Efficient Economies: 1,005thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,061stLargest Mining Sector: 1,400thLargest Governments: 1,489thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,711thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,802ndLargest Retail Industry: 1,939thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,284thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,667thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,807thRudest Citizens: 3,280thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,575thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,858thSmartest Citizens: 3,982ndLargest Insurance Industry: 4,317thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,039thMost Avoided: 5,326thNudest: 5,952ndLowest Crime Rates: 6,120thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,129thHighest Economic Output: 7,173rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,617thMost Influential: 8,208thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,388thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10,284thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,461stTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,432ndMost Conservative: 14,595thMost Secular: 14,900thMost Authoritarian: 15,996thMost Developed: 16,565thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,439th
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Most Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Nudest: 2nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Conservative: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Scalesburg lodged a message on the Novus Lucidum Regional Message Board.
  • : Scalesburg lodged a message on the Novus Lucidum Regional Message Board.
  • : Scalesburg lodged a message on the Abydos Regional Message Board.
  • : Scalesburg lodged a message on the Novus Lucidum Regional Message Board.
  • : Scalesburg voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Syria".
  • : Scalesburg voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Syria".
  • : Following new legislation in Scalesburg, earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss.
  • : Following new legislation in Scalesburg, glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town.
  • : Following new legislation in Scalesburg, drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Scalesburg, the people consider response to rudeness to be an acceptable casus belli.

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