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Most Valuable International Artwork: 5,390thMost Armed: 6,172ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,103rd
The Glasburg Archipelago of
Corrupt Dictatorship
𝔅𝔯𝔦𝔠𝔥𝔱 𝔡𝔢𝔯 𝔞𝔫𝔨𝔢𝔯, ℌ𝔞𝔩𝔱 𝔡𝔢𝔯 𝔪𝔞𝔫𝔫
Chair of the FWC
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Socalist Republic Of Mercenaries

Population3.522 billion

LeaderKarl von Larenz
FaithKarl von Larenz Thought

CurrencyMercenaresian Monetary Unit
AnimalStratusian Mud Prawn

The Glasburg Archipelago of Socalist Republic Of Mercenaries is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Karl von Larenz with an iron fist, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, deadly medical pandemics, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 3.522 billion Stratusians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Education are also considered important, while International Aid and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Beisinghausen. The average income tax rate is 67.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Stratusian economy, worth 401 trillion Mercenaresian Monetary Units 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 large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Tourism. 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 113,956 Mercenaresian Monetary Units, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens are regularly arrested in queues for 'loitering', politicians tend to speak more loudly and slowly these days, the nation's new Mylab space station is notorious for being the loneliest place above the planet, and kids laugh off vandalism and arson as "just fun". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Socalist Republic Of Mercenaries's national animal is the Stratusian Mud Prawn, which can occasionally be seen avoiding garbage in the nation's murky oceans, and its national religion is Karl von Larenz Thought.

Socalist Republic Of Mercenaries is ranked 109,623rd in the world and 21st in The Outer Rim for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 2,285.14 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 5,390thMost Armed: 6,172ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,103rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,110thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,404thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,745thTop
Largest Retail Industry: 14,419thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,927thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,942ndMost Secular: 19,109thMost Influential: 19,750thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,417thMost Cultured: 24,677thMost Patriotic: 25,000thLargest Black Market: 25,580thLargest Information Technology Sector: 26,654th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 3 » Quasi-Stellar Star Civilizations, BLACKGRUE, and Mancheristan.