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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 130thLargest Mining Sector: 962ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,152nd
The Former Nation of
Corporate Police State
ut imperamus
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population22.089 billion

LeaderEmperor Sweyn Petrov I

CurrencySquornshelan Credit

The Former Nation of Squornshelous is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Emperor Sweyn Petrov I with an iron fist, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, frequent executions, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 22.089 billion Squornshelans are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The tiny, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry and Law & Order are also considered important, while Social Policy and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vogsphere. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Squornshelousian economy, worth a remarkable 5,417 trillion Squornshelan Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 245,245 Squornshelan Credits, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 701,151 per year while the poor average 68,327, a ratio of 10.3 to 1.

Calling tech support mid-shootout is a common occurrence, many are questioning Emperor Sweyn Petrov I wearing an Eckie-Ecola baseball cap during a keynote speech, citizens have to identify all the polar bears in a blizzard photo in order to access their bank account, and city rooftops are pockmarked with the shattered remains of high velocity delivery drones. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Squornshelous's national animal is the Ferret, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Squornshelous is ranked 218,397th in the world and 141st in Atlantian Oceania for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -6 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 130thLargest Mining Sector: 962ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,152ndLargest Gambling Industry: 1,202ndLargest Insurance Industry: 1,282ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,845thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,928thMost Avoided: 2,384thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,431stHighest Economic Output: 2,563rdTop
Most Efficient Economies: 3,715thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,267thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,295thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,379thHighest Average Incomes: 4,683rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,411thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,724thMost Secular: 7,302ndHealthiest Citizens: 8,119thRudest Citizens: 8,672ndLargest Populations: 10,122ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,250thSafest: 10,982ndMost Patriotic: 11,827thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,029thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,561stLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,999thMost Developed: 15,545thTop
Largest Governments: 19,249thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,104thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 21,123rdSmartest Citizens: 21,306thLargest Retail Industry: 21,370thMost Armed: 23,590thLargest Black Market: 25,689thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 26,417thMost Cultured: 27,792ndMost Corrupt Governments: 28,453rdHighest Poor Incomes: 29,237th
Largest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionMost Patriotic: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Avoided: 5th in the regionMost Conservative: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7th in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Armed: 10th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 10th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 12th in the regionMost Developed: 12th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 13th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 13th in the regionLargest Governments: 15th in the region

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