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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 110thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 225thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 396th
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The Dread Overlord

Population29.828 billion

CapitalNew New Barad-dr
LeaderThe Dark One
FaithReformed Melkorism

CurrencyGolden Precious
AnimalHobbit-eating Warg

The Infinite Dominion of The Dread Overlord is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The Dark One with an iron fist, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, enslaved workforce, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 29.828 billion Uruk-hai are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Law & Order, although Defense and Industry are also considered important, while Social Policy and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New New Barad-dr. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Orcish economy, worth a remarkable 7,311 trillion Golden Preciouses a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 245,127 Golden Preciouses, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,263,477 per year while the poor average 2,622, a ratio of 863 to 1.

The clergy of Reformed Melkorism remains a single-sex institution, they say that The Dark One's personal computer is full of naked pictures of the Emperor of Maxtopia, the practice of capital punishment proves divisive, and police officers that upset their bosses get assigned to 24 hour stakeouts of bike sheds. Crime is totally unknown. The Dread Overlord's national animal is the Hobbit-eating Warg, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Reformed Melkorism.

The Dread Overlord is ranked 11,380th in the world and 5th in Middle Earth for Most Corrupt Governments, with 96.46 Kickbacks Per Hour.

Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 110thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 225thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 396thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 456thHighest Economic Output: 926thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,049thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,127thLargest Mining Sector: 1,129thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,215thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,406thMost Avoided: 1,494thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,498thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,774thMost Pro-Market: 2,050thLargest Populations: 2,285thTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 2,920thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,132ndHighest Average Incomes: 3,616thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,690thFattest Citizens: 4,365thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,785thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,430thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,531stLargest Retail Industry: 6,183rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,129thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,380thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 12,348thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,380thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,536thMost Stationary: 13,916thLargest Black Market: 15,235thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,396thMost Efficient Economies: 17,786thMost Influential: 17,812th
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 6th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 9th in the region

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