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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,550th Largest Manufacturing Sector: 4,528th Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,013th
The Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
The Death Of democracy Will Start An Era Of Progress
Erwin Agustus Sacschen von Zenzefer III
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Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
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Political Freedom
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Scherzinger

Population1.599 billion

CapitalShangXiang
LeaderErwin Agustus Sacschen von Zenzefer III
FaithAtheism

CurrencyMark
AnimalVulture

The Empire of Scherzinger is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Erwin Agustus Sacschen von Zenzefer III with an iron fist, and notable for its ritual sacrifices, enslaved workforce, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.599 billion Scherzingerians 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 juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of ShangXiang. The average income tax rate is 77.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Scherzingerian economy, worth 249 trillion Marks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Trout Farming, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 155,761 Marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Jennifer Government is a bestseller, lending money has become a major liability, former bars are desperately trying to re-brand themselves as cafés, and commemoration of the Great The Galactic Federacy War costs almost as much as the war itself. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a 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 174,831st in the world and 90th in The Galactic Federacy for Safest, scoring 10.7 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,550thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,528thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,013thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,091stLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,128thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,155thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,313thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,866thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,954thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,889thMost Developed: 9,326thTop
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Most Secular: 9,408thHealthiest Citizens: 9,521stLargest Black Market: 9,717thLowest Crime Rates: 9,944thMost Efficient Economies: 10,245thHighest Average Incomes: 11,454thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,584thLargest Governments: 12,794thMost Authoritarian: 13,091stMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,284thMost Cultured: 15,326thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,519thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,980thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,730thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,925thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,184thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 18,188thBest Weather: 18,522ndSmartest Citizens: 18,534th
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Conservative: 10th in the regionMost Extreme: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Scherzinger, commemoration of the Great The Galactic Federacy War costs almost as much as the war itself.
  • : Following new legislation in Scherzinger, former bars are desperately trying to re-brand themselves as cafés.
  • : Following new legislation in Scherzinger, lending money has become a major liability.
  • : Following new legislation in Scherzinger, Jennifer Government is a bestseller.
  • : Scherzinger was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather and Most Conservative.
  • : Following new legislation in Scherzinger, politicians preface their speeches with a declaration that any resemblance to speeches given by individuals living or dead is purely coincidental.
  • : Following new legislation in Scherzinger, young children are learning advanced physics to scientifically disprove the existence of Santa Claus.
  • : Following new legislation in Scherzinger, people talk about things being better when men were men.
  • : Following new legislation in Scherzinger, citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling".
  • : Following new legislation in Scherzinger, squeaky high prepubescent voices recite the patriotic poem "Hail to The Leader!" before each meal.

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