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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 391stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 592ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 752nd
The Felsinsel Anocracy of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Its money or funny, where the funny you going boom
Governor Alberecht Fahrbach
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The Death Syndicate

Population5.202 billion

CapitalCemetery Hill
LeaderGovernor Alberecht Fahrbach


The Felsinsel Anocracy of The Death Syndicate is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Governor Alberecht Fahrbach with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, keen interest in outer space, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 5.202 billion Death Syndicate Members 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 is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Education are also considered important, while Environment and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cemetery Hill. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 77.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Death Syndicatean economy, worth a remarkable 1,640 trillion Kroner a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 315,340 Kroner, with the richest citizens earning 6.2 times as much as the poorest.

Teenagers claim that morning paper rounds are performance art, anyone who sneezes at border crossings is turned away, the line of people waiting for a visa interview in front of foreign embassies is typically a mile long, and AI citizens are criticized for being robotic. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Death Syndicate's national animal is the Plague, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Kriegskult.

The Death Syndicate is ranked 24,832nd in the world and 713th in The East Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 6,050.19 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 391stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 592ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 752ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,172ndMost Armed: 1,262ndLargest Mining Sector: 1,669thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,705thMost Patriotic: 1,736thMost Influential: 1,803rdLargest Black Market: 1,803rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,855thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,018thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,197thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3,330thFattest Citizens: 3,520thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,990thMost Efficient Economies: 4,428thRudest Citizens: 4,786thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,929thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,408thLargest Retail Industry: 5,730thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,049thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,420thMost Avoided: 6,543rdNudest: 7,148thLargest Governments: 7,221stLowest Crime Rates: 7,775thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,171stLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,206thHighest Economic Output: 11,180thTop
Most Developed: 13,585thHighest Disposable Incomes: 13,609thSmartest Citizens: 13,760thMost Secular: 14,688thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,505thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 21,920thMost Stationary: 22,381stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,810thLargest Publishing Industry: 23,015thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 23,069th
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 25th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 31st in the regionMost Armed: 31st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 31st in the regionLargest Black Market: 36th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 38th in the regionMost Patriotic: 39th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 43rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 70th in the regionFattest Citizens: 74th in the regionMost Influential: 79th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 83rd in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 86th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 102nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 110th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 126th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 136th in the regionRudest Citizens: 146th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 160th in the regionNudest: 161st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 161st in the regionMost Avoided: 169th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 186th in the regionLargest Governments: 197th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 210th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 224th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 230th in the regionMost Stationary: 386th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 394th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 399th in the regionMost Developed: 410th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 468th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 484th in the regionLargest Populations: 682nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 685th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 689th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 713th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 713th in the region

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