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The Sauron

Population3.496 billion


The Lord of the Rings of The Sauron is a massive, safe nation, notable for its compulsory military service, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 3.496 billion orcs are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Law & Order, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 70.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Mordor economy, worth 63.9 trillion rings a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Automobile Manufacturing, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 18,287 rings, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens are barcoded to keep track of their movements, it is illegal to make racist remarks in public, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, and hundreds of subterranean tunnels are being built as part of "Project Morlock". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Sauron's national animal is the dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

The Sauron is ranked 59,704th in the world and 36th in Middle Earth for Most Inclusive, scoring 108.45 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

Most Conservative: 1,196thMost Authoritarian: 1,889thTop
Most Extreme: 3,583rdMost Income Equality: 10,594thMost Ignorant Citizens: 11,032nd
Most Authoritarian: 2nd in the regionMost Extreme: 2nd in the regionMost Conservative: 5th in the regionTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Income Equality: 14th in the region

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