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Most Ignorant Citizens: 15,796th
The Holy Empire of
Corporate Police State
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Influence
Unproven
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Priory of Scion

Population40 million

Currencyflorin
Animallion

The Holy Empire of The Priory of Scion is a small, orderly nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 40 million Scions are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Spirituality, and Law & Order. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 23.1%.

The very strong Scion economy, worth 2.17 trillion florins a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Gambling, and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 54,187 florins, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 155,718 per year while the poor average 14,989, a ratio of 10.4 to 1.

The mentally ill are given high powered automatic weapons for "catharsis therapy", copies of the constitution are used as toilet paper, TPOS-SPAN viewership drops as MPs act their age, and street preachers sell salvation with a side order of shame on every corner. Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low, thanks to a well-funded police force. The Priory of Scion's national animal is the lion, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

The Priory of Scion is ranked 20,037th in the world and 846th in The North Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 6,144.33 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 15,796th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 776th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 846th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 853rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 888th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Priory of Scion, street preachers sell salvation with a side order of shame on every corner.
  • : Following new legislation in The Priory of Scion, TPOS-SPAN viewership drops as MPs act their age.
  • : Following new legislation in The Priory of Scion, copies of the constitution are used as toilet paper.
  • : Following new legislation in The Priory of Scion, the mentally ill are given high powered automatic weapons for "catharsis therapy".
  • : Following new legislation in The Priory of Scion, immigrants are required to salute the flag five times a day.
  • : Following new legislation in The Priory of Scion, organ donation is compulsory.
  • : The Priory of Scion altered its national flag.
  • : The Priory of Scion was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Conservative and Most Ignorant Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in The Priory of Scion, some say Leader has gone MAD after authorizing the development of apocalyptic biological weapons.
  • : Following new legislation in The Priory of Scion, all tariffs have been abolished.

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