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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 452ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 702ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 842nd
The Felsinsel Anocracy of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Its money or funny, where the funny you going boom
Governor Alberecht Fahrbach
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Death Syndicate

Population3.962 billion

CapitalCemetery Hill
LeaderGovernor Alberecht Fahrbach
FaithKriegskult

CurrencyKrone
AnimalPlague

The Felsinsel Anocracy of The Death Syndicate is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Governor Alberecht Fahrbach with an iron fist, and remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, public floggings, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 3.962 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, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Education are also considered important, while Environment and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cemetery Hill. The average income tax rate is 73.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Death Syndicatean economy, worth a remarkable 1,151 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 290,681 Kroner, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.4 times as much as the poorest.

You can call your arthritic immigrant neighbour for all your roof-tiling and guttering needs, the revelation that people were sexist in the past is apparently front page news, several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation, and screams of citizens being "re-educated" echo throughout the rural regions of The Death Syndicate. 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 28,317th in the world and 897th in The East Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 5,640.6 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 452ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 702ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 842ndMost Armed: 1,331stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,450thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,853rdMost Influential: 1,879thLargest Mining Sector: 1,926thLargest Black Market: 2,208thHighest Average Incomes: 2,288thMost Avoided: 2,413thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,281stHighest Poor Incomes: 3,894thFattest Citizens: 4,014thLargest Insurance Industry: 5,379thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,649thMost Efficient Economies: 5,912thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,925thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,071stRudest Citizens: 6,597thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,713thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,174thLargest Retail Industry: 7,215thNudest: 7,256thLargest Governments: 8,307thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,627thLowest Crime Rates: 9,109thLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,033rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,455thTop
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Most Developed: 13,940thMost Secular: 15,531stHighest Economic Output: 15,623rdSmartest Citizens: 16,068thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16,407thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 17,348thMost Conservative: 18,557thHighest Average Tax Rates: 23,752nd
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 25th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 34th in the regionMost Armed: 35th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 36th in the regionMost Avoided: 41st in the regionLargest Black Market: 47th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 51st in the regionMost Influential: 82nd in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 93rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 100th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 109th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 133rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 148th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 152nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 153rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 155th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 200th in the regionRudest Citizens: 205th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 206th in the regionNudest: 215th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 217th in the regionLargest Governments: 218th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 227th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 234th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 247th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 278th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 286th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 349th in the regionMost Developed: 432nd in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 444th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 497th in the regionMost Secular: 527th in the regionMost Stationary: 530th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 700th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 728th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 774th in the region

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