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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,990thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,660thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,794th
The Thedian Protectorate of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Death or Glory
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population3.482 billion


The Thedian Protectorate of SwordandShield3 is a massive, orderly nation, renowned for its ban on automobiles, zero percent divorce rate, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.482 billion SwordandShield3ians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Law & Order, and Administration are also considered important, while Welfare and International Aid aren't funded at all. The average income tax rate is 38.0%.

The strong SwordandShield3ian economy, worth 346 trillion marks a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Cheese Exports. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 99,574 marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.

Cinemas play art-house movies to ever-shrinking audiences as film critics rule the industry, doctors accused of having no heart reply that cardiology isn't their speciality, older ladies are inundated with offers to help them cross the road, and people experiencing anaphylactic shock are told to buck their ideas up. Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. SwordandShield3's national animal is the tiger, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

SwordandShield3 is ranked 140,464th in the world and 2,173rd in Artificial Solar System for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 3.57 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,990thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,660thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,794thLargest Insurance Industry: 9,051stLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,127thMost Primitive: 11,353rdLargest Black Market: 12,182ndTop
Most Patriotic: 18,046thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 18,751stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,059thMost Authoritarian: 19,295thMost Corrupt Governments: 21,185thMost Devout: 21,778thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 22,410thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 26,089th
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 13th in the regionTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 56th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 60th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 64th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 101st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 106th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 152nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 186th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 187th in the regionMost Patriotic: 187th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 190th in the regionLargest Black Market: 190th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 210th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 216th in the regionMost Primitive: 225th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 263rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 268th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 275th in the regionMost Avoided: 298th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 298th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 323rd in the regionMost Devout: 324th in the regionLargest Governments: 339th in the region

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