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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,476th Most Influential: 2,804th Largest Manufacturing Sector: 4,987th
The Stratocratic Duchy of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Adversor et Admorsus. Resist and Bite
Frederick-Hendrick van Gilze-Rijen
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The Lowlands and Saxony

Population6.197 billion

LeaderFrederick-Hendrick van Gilze-Rijen

CurrencySaxonian Guilder

The Stratocratic Duchy of The Lowlands and Saxony is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Frederick-Hendrick van Gilze-Rijen with an iron fist, and remarkable for its parental licensing program, anti-smoking policies, and zero percent divorce rate. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 6.197 billion Saxonians 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 relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Utrecht. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 14.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Saxonian economy, worth 865 trillion Saxonian Guilders a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Tourism. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 139,705 Saxonian Guilders, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 437,423 per year while the poor average 34,211, a ratio of 12.8 to 1.

No cul-de-sac or trailer park is complete without a gambling parlor, double-parking is on the rise as automobile numbers increase, military pilots spend more time scraping feathers off their engines than flying their aircraft, and cubicles often double as graves as citizens literally work themselves to death. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Lowlands and Saxony's national animal is the Heron, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

The Lowlands and Saxony is ranked 134,419th in the world and 63rd in Renegade Islands Alliance for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry, scoring -5.48 on the Tasmanian Pulp Environmental Export Index.

Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,476thTop
Most Influential: 2,804thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,987thLargest Black Market: 5,394thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,471stMost Corrupt Governments: 7,589thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 8,718thLargest Mining Sector: 9,043rdMost Stationary: 10,787thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,844thLargest Insurance Industry: 12,930thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,081stLargest Retail Industry: 14,314thMost Armed: 14,335thHighest Economic Output: 14,399thHighest Average Incomes: 15,350th
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Influential: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Conservative: 8th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 9th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 2 » The Republic of Pluck and The Kerguelen Archipelago.

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