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Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,848th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,000th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,156th
The Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
The Death Of democracy Will Start An Era Of Progress
Erwin Agustus Sacschen von Zenzefer III
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Scherzinger

Population2.802 billion

CapitalShangXiang
LeaderErwin Agustus Sacschen von Zenzefer III
FaithAtheism

CurrencyMark
AnimalVulture

The Empire of Scherzinger is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Erwin Agustus Sacschen von Zenzefer III with an iron fist, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.802 billion Scherzingerians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of ShangXiang. The average income tax rate is 86.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Scherzingerian economy, worth 457 trillion Marks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Trout Farming, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 163,282 Marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Tourists are duped into trimming hedges for the horsy-set, there has been a series of riots between local cannibals and health food advocates, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage, and the nationalised Arms Manufacturing Industry is not interested in making weapons. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Scherzinger's national animal is the Vulture, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Atheism.

Scherzinger is ranked 163,722nd in the world and 602nd in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators for Highest Crime Rates, with 1.62 Crimes Per Hour.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,848thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,000thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,156thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,529thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,959thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,969thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,570thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,769thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,907thLowest Crime Rates: 5,532ndMost Secular: 5,891stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,601stMost Developed: 7,106thHealthiest Citizens: 7,513thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,705thLargest Governments: 8,303rdTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 9,146thMost Influential: 9,395thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,426thMost Authoritarian: 9,537thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,872ndHighest Average Incomes: 9,992ndMost Cultured: 10,695thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,751stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,783rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,067thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,544thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,067thSmartest Citizens: 13,116thBest Weather: 13,524thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,083rdMost Conservative: 15,223rd
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Highest Poor Incomes: 19th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 19th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 22nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 23rd in the regionMost Developed: 23rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 23rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 24th in the regionBest Weather: 25th in the regionMost Influential: 27th in the regionMost Cultured: 28th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 31st in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 34th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 35th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 36th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 37th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 38th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 39th in the regionMost Income Equality: 39th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 44th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 47th in the regionLargest Governments: 49th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 51st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 54th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 59th in the region

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