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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 153rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 189thLargest Insurance Industry: 277th
The Glorious Evolution of
Iron Fist Consumerists
For The Glorious Evolution
Kaiser Wilhelm
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population6.395 billion

LeaderKaiser Wilhelm
FaithThe Iron Banner

CurrencyIron Medallions
AnimalIron Wolf

The Glorious Evolution of Sthalrim is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Kaiser Wilhelm with an iron fist, and renowned for its aversion to nipples, digital currency, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 6.395 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, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Industry are also considered important, while Welfare and Environment are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zaun. The average income tax rate is 93.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Sthalrimian economy, worth a remarkable 3,262 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 510,145 Iron Medallions, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

If you go into the woods today you're sure of a big surprise, enemy agents are generally eliminated with extreme prejudice, Kaiser Wilhelm shot first, and the roundel of the Sthalrimian Air Force has become an internationally recognized symbol of destruction. 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 233,432nd in the world and 7,908th in the South Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 6 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 153rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 189thLargest Insurance Industry: 277thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 279thHighest Average Incomes: 304thMost Secular: 351stHighest Poor Incomes: 449thMost Corrupt Governments: 468thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 490thLargest Retail Industry: 544thLargest Black Market: 551stLargest Information Technology Sector: 558thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 867thMost Scientifically Advanced: 997thLowest Crime Rates: 1,016thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,074thMost Efficient Economies: 1,078thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,096thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,147thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,163rdMost Avoided: 1,173rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,283rdLargest Mining Sector: 1,315thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,519thMost Influential: 1,579thLargest Governments: 1,650thRudest Citizens: 1,832ndMost Developed: 2,273rdSmartest Citizens: 2,302ndTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,619thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,843rdHighest Economic Output: 4,133rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,057thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,432ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,848thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,805thTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 14,295thMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,296thMost Stationary: 17,835th
Largest Insurance Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12th in the regionLargest Black Market: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15th in the regionMost Secular: 18th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 19th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 19th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 22nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 24th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 26th in the regionMost Avoided: 28th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 30th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 32nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 33rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 35th in the regionLargest Governments: 43rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 44th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 44th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 46th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 46th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 49th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 56th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 71st in the regionMost Developed: 76th in the regionRudest Citizens: 77th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 79th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 108th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 134th in the regionMost Influential: 150th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 177th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 182nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 188th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 290th in the regionMost Stationary: 334th in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 464th in the regionLargest Populations: 501st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 628th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Sthalrim, the roundel of the Sthalrimian Air Force has become an internationally recognized symbol of destruction.
  • : Following new legislation in Sthalrim, Kaiser Wilhelm shot first.
  • : Following new legislation in Sthalrim, enemy agents are generally eliminated with extreme prejudice.
  • : Following new legislation in Sthalrim, if you go into the woods today you're sure of a big surprise.
  • : Following new legislation in Sthalrim, the navy's new flotilla is gonna be a thrilla.
  • : Following new legislation in Sthalrim, both criminals and civilians are DOA.
  • : Following new legislation in Sthalrim, human tissue is grown in vats as a delicacy as well as for transplants.
  • : Following new legislation in Sthalrim, the military has gone fission for more funding.
  • : Following new legislation in Sthalrim, journalists giggle uncontrollably while reporting the nation's drug bonfires.
  • : Following new legislation in Sthalrim, baby dolls thrown in the trash are a leading cause of panic attacks.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 181 » Erinor, 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, Escevola, Volaworand, Sedunn, Techganet, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Moreana, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Linguiniland, New Briantown, Calistan, Yellunstryer, Potion Seller, Great Andora, Aumeltopia, Beepee, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Isokenzar, Cuuldere, Xandev, Aurcania, The Filippinas, Herbert Island, Qvait, Abarri, Land Without Shrimp, Drystar, Wehraboos, USNE2018, Dasko, and 131 others.Amerion, PenguinPies, Bear Connors Paradiso, Mapico, Zaelith, Direwolf1, The Bereans, Bleakfoot, Marstella, Tioloman, Tiransia, Steampunk Engineers, Terran Draconia, Bawkie, Yeldarbsland, Kandorith, Oreo States, North Kanuckistan, Ebonhand, Holy Free, West Pastafaria, Great Scapula, Baltenlands, Anserisa, Turks of The Eastern Calculus, Sau Man Frescher, Weryalachiressaraxiatopia, Ralphburg, Springhollow, Bumblegaria, The Worst army of, Quh, Maerist, Compli, Marinho Islands, Dis7Nation, Andinla, Markla, Shefino, Gonrati, Alaninia, Auphelia, Corgitopiaa, Laamiva, Dukin Donuts, Royaltica, Mincestia, Sernamica, Midand, Concrete Slab, The SpaceNeo-Goryeo Etymological Society, Myness, Alfama, House Ahsanul, Merevane, Tepertopia, Purple Hyacinth, Ostko, Phanama, Canmore, Bartonia Nova, Drazilazi, Brunier, Zataras, Zuleit, Seythennia, Vanbella, Eskvenn, Myhomecountry, Rabbitz, United States of Alexia, Euro Pacifica, Apartment 11F, WI SD EA D, Samofia, Berlana, Los Rodeos, Rotenaplistan, Enlightened Australasia, Blondiesland, Jiam, Xergiokia, The Imperial Frost Federation, Wakandan Tribes, Armonitopia, Blaufrankisch, Lionstrapower, Treir, The White Isles, Playing Pianos Filled With Flames, Wallechi, Truskawkoland, Honey Cake, Levistian, New Goldman, Doge Land, Scu Greinne, Holota, Qawe, East Nagaland, LadyRebels, Yuveska, The Altan, The Imperial Of Notsep, Yeses, Death to democracy, The Republic Of Williamsburg, Conexia, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Sapientiano, Proctethia, NIGHTRAY, Greater Scottdascoda, Eternal Memedom, West Bridgeport, Heliophilia, Libedistan, New Belgrade, Westenhald, Ceutalia, Ipugao, Noimosini, Enplatia, Tughampton, Freavia, The United Australian States, Populaa, Freedoom, Cratonim, Oxyliteral, and Alambar.

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