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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 693rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,020thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,313th
The Germanic Territories 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

Population3.424 billion

CapitalCemetery Hill
LeaderGovernor Alberecht Fahrbach


The Germanic Territories of The Death Syndicate is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Governor Alberecht Fahrbach with an iron fist, and renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, public floggings, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 3.424 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, with Law & Order, Industry, and Education also on the agenda, while Environment and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cemetery Hill. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 67.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Death Syndicatean economy, worth 893 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 260,889 Kroner, with the richest citizens earning 5.5 times as much as the poorest.

Military minds worry that 'the blue screen of death' on brand new operating systems may be a literal description, cleaners are very careful not to bump into the big red button on Governor Alberecht Fahrbach's desk, main battle tanks stalk the woods of The Death Syndicate in search of Plagues, and the government-sponsored autobiography 'A Governor Alberecht Fahrbach For All Seasons' has only been bought by the most loyal of Governor Alberecht Fahrbach's supporters. 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 80,894th in the world and 3,174th in The East Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 76.4 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 693rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,020thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,313thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,438thMost Armed: 1,469thMost Influential: 1,908thLargest Mining Sector: 2,174thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,245thTop
Most Avoided: 2,669thHighest Average Incomes: 3,047thLargest Black Market: 3,109thFattest Citizens: 4,018thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,153rdLargest Insurance Industry: 4,337thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,154thRudest Citizens: 6,355thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,474thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,555thMost Efficient Economies: 7,017thNudest: 7,307thLargest Retail Industry: 8,096thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,482ndMost Subsidized Industry: 8,814thHighest Disposable Incomes: 9,221stLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,307thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,948thLowest Crime Rates: 10,144thLargest Governments: 10,445thTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 12,479thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 13,226thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13,453rdMost Developed: 15,643rdMost Secular: 15,891stSmartest Citizens: 16,051stHighest Economic Output: 19,664thMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,724thLargest Publishing Industry: 22,542nd
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionMost Armed: 37th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 37th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 39th in the regionMost Avoided: 42nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 45th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 67th in the regionLargest Black Market: 75th in the regionMost Influential: 87th in the regionFattest Citizens: 93rd in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 101st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 110th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 131st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 152nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 170th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 181st in the regionRudest Citizens: 193rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 206th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 235th in the regionNudest: 237th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 237th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 246th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 251st in the regionLargest Governments: 266th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 267th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 292nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 303rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 304th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 391st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 441st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 467th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 484th in the regionMost Secular: 541st in the regionMost Stationary: 568th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 601st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 653rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 704th in the regionLargest Populations: 907th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 927th in the region

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