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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 755thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,101stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,457th
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

Population2.724 billion

CapitalCemetery Hill
LeaderGovernor Alberecht Fahrbach
FaithCult of Sacrifice


The Germanic Territories of The Death Syndicate is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Governor Alberecht Fahrbach with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, complete lack of prisons, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.724 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 Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cemetery Hill. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 60.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Death Syndicatean economy, worth 698 trillion Kroner a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 256,327 Kroner, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,047,757 per year while the poor average 41,516, a ratio of 25.2 to 1.

Diplomats shake hands with their right and hide a poison dagger in their left, a new "thought police" branch is being developed, the government is well known for declaring war on other countries for suspected slights, and police spend their Saturday nights breaking up illegal street races. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable 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 Cult of Sacrifice.

The Death Syndicate is ranked 45,660th in the world and 1,678th in The East Pacific for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 60.58 Effective Tax Rate.

Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 755thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,101stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,457thMost Armed: 1,480thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,736thMost Influential: 1,799thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,098thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,186thLargest Mining Sector: 2,410thMost Avoided: 2,617thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,853rdHighest Average Incomes: 3,166thLargest Black Market: 3,426thFattest Citizens: 4,095thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,511thRudest Citizens: 6,075thNudest: 6,387thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,387thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,596thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,598thLargest Retail Industry: 6,941stMost Efficient Economies: 6,994thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,115thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,453rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,525thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 9,983rdTop
Largest Governments: 10,876thLargest Agricultural Sector: 11,093rdLowest Crime Rates: 11,158thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,593rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,202ndMost Secular: 15,232ndSmartest Citizens: 17,102ndMost Developed: 17,477thMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,690thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,215th
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 30th in the regionMost Armed: 35th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 35th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 39th in the regionMost Avoided: 43rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 44th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 54th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 68th in the regionLargest Black Market: 71st in the regionTop
Fattest Citizens: 88th in the regionMost Influential: 91st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 108th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 141st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 142nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 167th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 169th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 175th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 178th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 184th in the regionNudest: 198th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 256th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 260th in the regionLargest Governments: 263rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 266th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 306th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 338th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 359th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 368th in the regionTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 419th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 423rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 445th in the regionMost Secular: 490th in the regionMost Developed: 523rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 527th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 547th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 616th in the regionMost Stationary: 675th in the region

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