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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 151stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 192ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 257th
The Glorious Evolution of
Iron Fist Consumerists
For The Glorious Evolution
Kaiser Wilhelm
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population5.177 billion

LeaderKaiser Wilhelm
FaithThe Iron Banner

CurrencyIron Medallions
AnimalIron Wolf

The Glorious Evolution of Sthalrim is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Kaiser Wilhelm with an iron fist, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, parental licensing program, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 5.177 billion Iron Lords 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 prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Industry are also considered important, while Welfare and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zaun. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 93.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Sthalrimian economy, worth a remarkable 2,610 trillion Iron Medallions a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is a breathtaking 504,323 Iron Medallions, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,274,557 per year while the poor average 68,860, a ratio of 33.0 to 1.

The term "Native Iron Lord" has been redefined as anyone with the same skin color as the majority, the military has forsaken terrestrial warfare, movement-triggered sensors mean that for every door that closes another one opens, and billions are being spent on a new island airport. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sthalrim's national animal is the Iron Wolf, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Iron Banner.

Sthalrim is ranked 5,779th in the world and 157th in the South Pacific for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 93.19 Effective Tax Rate.

Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 151stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 192ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 257thHighest Average Incomes: 296thLargest Insurance Industry: 335thMost Secular: 346thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 449thMost Corrupt Governments: 482ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 501stLargest Retail Industry: 576thLargest Black Market: 622ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 647thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 723rdMost Subsidized Industry: 737thLargest Agricultural Sector: 831stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 921stMost Efficient Economies: 991stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,003rdLowest Crime Rates: 1,055thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,074thMost Influential: 1,104thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,155thLargest Mining Sector: 1,155thMost Avoided: 1,231stLargest Governments: 1,625thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,724thTop
Most Developed: 2,417thSmartest Citizens: 2,540thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,111thRudest Citizens: 3,197thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,378thHighest Economic Output: 5,228thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,779thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,152ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,926thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,662ndTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10,462ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 19,232ndMost Stationary: 19,588thHighest Poor Incomes: 20,354th
Largest Insurance Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 10th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13th in the regionLargest Black Market: 14th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 19th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 19th in the regionMost Secular: 20th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 22nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 22nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 24th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 24th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 25th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 27th in the regionMost Avoided: 28th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 32nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 34th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 42nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 45th in the regionLargest Governments: 46th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 79th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 83rd in the regionMost Developed: 84th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 86th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 95th in the regionMost Influential: 108th in the regionRudest Citizens: 109th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 150th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 157th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 212th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 216th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 270th in the regionMost Stationary: 374th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 384th in the regionTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 455th in the regionLargest Populations: 529th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 659th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Sthalrim, billions are being spent on a new island airport.
  • : Following new legislation in Sthalrim, movement-triggered sensors mean that for every door that closes another one opens.
  • : Following new legislation in Sthalrim, the military has forsaken terrestrial warfare.
  • : Sthalrim endorsed The Most Serene Republic of Philippinia.
  • : Sthalrim was endorsed by The Most Serene Republic of Philippinia.
  • : Following new legislation in Sthalrim, the term "Native Iron Lord" has been redefined as anyone with the same skin color as the majority.
  • : Following new legislation in Sthalrim, the government is promoting multicultural values with the new 'Just Be Nice, OK?' initiative.
  • : Following new legislation in Sthalrim, the family summer vacation has become a thing of the past following the introduction of the year-round school year.
  • : Following new legislation in Sthalrim, glancing at the car radio display while driving is treated as attempted homicide.
  • : Sthalrim endorsed The Queendom of Merevane.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 197 » Erinor, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Luddinlande, Farengeto, Kringalia, Tsunamy, Belschaft, Sandaoguo, Havenfell, Drugged Monkeys, Curlyhoward, Si-topia, The Solar System Scope, Nowa Europa, Nova Montron, Jehenna, Aidenfieeld, Hanguk-Nippon, Rebel-topia, Tsvetania, Darakin, Utondara, The naked people, Aywhyou, Escevola, Volaworand, Sedunn, Techganet, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Moreana, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Linguiniland, Saciu, New Briantown, Calistan, Yellunstryer, Vincent Field, Potion Seller, Great Andora, Aumeltopia, Beepee, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Silberne Wache, Lambdaland, Isokenzar, Barabarom, Cuuldere, Aguatania, Rabbitz, Whimichy, and 147 others.Xandev, Aurcania, Phanama, The Filippinas, Herbert Island, Qvait, Abarri, Nankyoku Tairiku, Land Without Shrimp, Drystar, Wehraboos, USNE2018, Dasko, Amerion, PenguinPies, Jennaterra, Bear Connors Paradiso, Omiri, Mapico, Imperial Duck, Empa Aserium, Zaelith, The Tecorogan Federation, Direwolf1, Realms of Madness, Qawe, The Bereans, Tilipria, Madreia, Astraee, Jaxon, Nueva Alta California, Bleakfoot, Marstella, North Delaware, Tioloman, Serendiva, Tiransia, Greater Hyrulang, Great Novania, Novaexus, Steampunk Engineers, Rly8h, Terran Draconia, Bawkie, Yeldarbsland, German Hapsburg, Tepertopia, Kandorith, Morlama Nast, Votri, Oreo States, North Kanuckistan, Gliasco, Ebonhand, Eskvenn, New Ancapland, Holy Free, Barokah, West Pastafaria, Great Scapula, Baltenlands, Anserisa, Turks of The Eastern Calculus, Sau Man Frescher, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, Ralphburg, Springhollow, CzechoSlovakishMoravia, Grubville, Charloa, Bumblegaria, Lana Rity, The Worst army of, Kaz Katiestan, ChickenDome, Quh, Kervanosia, Meistonia, Elan Sleazebaganno, Maerist, Jimburna, Sophiana, Nova Kobol, Compli, Bhanak, Marinho Islands, Dis7Nation, Luzonesia, Andinla, Starsight, Markla, Shefino, Mantas Meow, Gonrati, Alaninia, Nouvel-Indre, Auphelia, Sumalyo, Escanval, Corgitopiaa, Roleca, Laamiva, Dukin Donuts, Eden Contour, LadyRebels, The Radanivans, RussiaSpetsnaz1, Well F, Purple Hyacinth, West Fallows, Efferalt, Trepsit, United States of Vietnam, Royaltica, New Heir, Xarbraden, Ovkianos, Mincestia, Avia Lavanda, Kyroski, Temaseka, Weburya, Vega Naothia, East Lodge, Sernamica, Midand, Concrete Slab, Catillos, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, B H A R A T, White Bananistan, Myness, Alfama, Sword of Summer, Djalia, Namhines, Lux Umbrat, Coadjuthen, Gecetesse, HOUSE AHSANUL, Imperial Overmesingel, Eirun Sol, Jazzfrezia, New Roch, Merevane, and Philippinia.

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