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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,624th Most Influential: 2,673rd Largest Manufacturing Sector: 5,183rd
The Stratocratic Duchy of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Adversor et Admorsus. Resist and Bite
Frederick-Hendrick van Gilze-Rijen
Influence
Negotiator
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Lowlands and Saxony

Population5.83 billion

CapitalUtrecht
LeaderFrederick-Hendrick van Gilze-Rijen

CurrencySaxonian Guilder
AnimalHeron

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 renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, sprawling nuclear power plants, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 5.83 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 14.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Saxonian economy, worth 803 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 137,878 Saxonian Guilders, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 442,049 per year while the poor average 32,621, a ratio of 13.6 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 135,789th in the world and 92nd in Renegade Islands Alliance for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 14.55 Effective Tax Rate.

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,624thTop
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Most Influential: 2,673rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,183rdLargest Black Market: 5,735thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,775thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,745thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,959thTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 10,058thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,096thMost Stationary: 11,099thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,305thLargest Retail Industry: 15,094thMost Armed: 15,311thHighest Economic Output: 15,385thHighest Average Incomes: 15,747thLargest Insurance Industry: 17,436th
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Conservative: 9th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 9th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 11th in the region

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

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