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Most Ignorant Citizens: 423rd Largest Mining Sector: 596th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 699th
The Theocracy of
Iron Fist Consumerists
You'll never win.
Settrah
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Settrah

Population4.845 billion

CapitalGargoyle's Hold
LeaderSettrah
FaithSettrahism

CurrencyDark elixir
Animaldjinn

The Theocracy of Settrah is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Settrah with an iron fist, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, free-roaming dinosaurs, and flagrant waste-dumping. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.845 billion worthless maggots 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Spirituality, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Welfare and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gargoyle's Hold. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 78.8%.

The frighteningly efficient nobody economy, worth 951 trillion Dark elixirs 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, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. 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 impressive 196,481 Dark elixirs, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 567,393 per year while the poor average 53,980, a ratio of 10.5 to 1.

Screams of citizens being "re-educated" echo throughout the rural regions of Settrah, the recital of citations that follows any political speech can be longer than the speech itself, justice is blinding, and the industries of Settrah are coughing all the way to the bank. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Settrah's national animal is the djinn, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Settrahism.

Settrah is ranked 4,426th in the world and 2nd in Hive for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 567,393.22 Standard Monetary Units.

Top
1%
Most Ignorant Citizens: 423rdLargest Mining Sector: 596thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 699thLargest Black Market: 1,015thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,340thMost Devout: 1,502ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,523rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,536thTop
5%
Most Avoided: 1,631stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,682ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,718thMost Primitive: 2,112thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,181stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,717thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,949thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,810thMost Conservative: 4,408thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,426thHighest Average Incomes: 5,831stMost Authoritarian: 7,982ndTop
10%
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,814thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,562ndLargest Governments: 12,237thHighest Economic Output: 13,984thMost Efficient Economies: 14,042ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,288th
Top
5%
Most Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionTop
10%
Largest Populations: 3rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Primitive: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Settrah, the industries of Settrah are coughing all the way to the bank.
  • : Following new legislation in Settrah, justice is blinding.
  • : Settrah was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in Settrah, the recital of citations that follows any political speech can be longer than the speech itself.
  • : Following new legislation in Settrah, screams of citizens being "re-educated" echo throughout the rural regions of Settrah.
  • : Following new legislation in Settrah, epidemiologists happily announce that the reported incidence of depression is close to zero percent.
  • : Following new legislation in Settrah, Bambi has been banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Settrah, it is illegal to comfort a crying baby between the hours of 6 pm and 8 pm.
  • : Settrah's influence in Hive rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Following new legislation in Settrah, peace talks occasionally rack up a higher body count than the wars they seek to stop.

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