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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 289th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 426th Largest Manufacturing Sector: 480th
The Militaristic Reich of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Before us stood Four Horsemen, showing the end of time
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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South Acren

Population3.9 billion

CapitalBerlin
LeaderKaiser Erik Richter
FaithThe Four Horsemen of The Apocalypse

CurrencyReichsmark
AnimalWolf

The Militaristic Reich of South Acren is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Kaiser Erik Richter with an iron fist, and renowned for its state-planned economy, free-roaming dinosaurs, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.9 billion Germans 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 dominated by the Department of Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Education also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Berlin. The average income tax rate is 95.8%.

The frighteningly efficient South Acrenian economy, worth a remarkable 1,228 trillion Reichsmarks 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, Uranium Mining, 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 314,916 Reichsmarks, with the richest citizens earning 6.9 times as much as the poorest.

Colonial citizens are forced to sing the praise of the "Great South Acrenian Liberator", the nation's orphanages and maternity wards have been nicknamed 'the Killbot Factories', consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed, and the hills are alive with the smell of burning flesh. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. South Acren's national animal is the Wolf, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Four Horsemen of The Apocalypse.

South Acren is ranked 50,666th in the world and 1,869th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 2,436.08 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 289thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 426thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 480thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,253rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,365thLargest Black Market: 1,406thTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 1,753rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,965thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,078thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,238thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,298thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,563rdLargest Governments: 2,673rdFattest Citizens: 3,042ndLargest Mining Sector: 3,418thMost Devout: 3,630thLowest Crime Rates: 3,638thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,841stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,158thMost Conservative: 6,156thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6,618thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,310thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,313thRudest Citizens: 7,545thLargest Retail Industry: 7,813thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,826thMost Avoided: 8,033rdTop
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Most Cultured: 8,685thMost Efficient Economies: 8,823rdSmartest Citizens: 9,483rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,440thHighest Economic Output: 11,476thMost Authoritarian: 12,682ndLargest Welfare Programs: 12,864thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,909thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,042ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,318th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 40th in the regionLargest Black Market: 42nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 49th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 49th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 52nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 52nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 53rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 62nd in the regionLargest Governments: 68th in the regionFattest Citizens: 74th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 74th in the regionMost Devout: 88th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 90th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 91st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 94th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 100th in the regionMost Conservative: 121st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 162nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 169th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 179th in the regionMost Cultured: 195th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 200th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 208th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 210th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 211th in the regionMost Avoided: 221st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 224th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 259th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 270th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 278th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 287th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 321st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 326th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 422nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 471st in the regionMost Developed: 479th in the region

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