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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 911thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,239thMost Armed: 5,456th
The Kingdom of
Corporate Police State
Far over the Misty Mountains cold
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Thorin Oakenshield

Population14.155 billion

CapitalErebor the lost


The Kingdom of Thorin Oakenshield is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Thorin with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, complete lack of prisons, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 14.155 billion dwarves 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, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order and Industry also on the agenda, while Welfare and Environment receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Erebor the lost. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 29.1%.

The all-consuming dwarven economy, worth a remarkable 1,130 trillion arkenstones a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Woodchip Exports industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Gambling, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 79,877 arkenstones, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 636,166 per year while the poor average 2,384, a ratio of 266 to 1.

Smaug racing stadiums are open 24/7, Thorin Oakenshield Barrier Island residents anxiously await their 'Bridge to Somewhere', murderers frequently escape punishment by claiming they were protecting their honour, and troops clank into battle wearing antique suits of armour. Crime is moderate, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Thorin Oakenshield's national animal is the smaug, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Thorin Oakenshield is ranked 33,303rd in the world and 11th in Middle Earth for Most Corrupt Governments, with 37.18 Kickbacks Per Hour.

Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 911thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 4,239thMost Armed: 5,456thMost Stationary: 5,873rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,299thFattest Citizens: 7,792ndMost Avoided: 8,045thMost Primitive: 8,647thTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 11,990thLargest Mining Sector: 13,716thHighest Economic Output: 15,451stLargest Populations: 16,774thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18,892ndMost Conservative: 20,412thLargest Insurance Industry: 20,840thMost Influential: 21,574thMost Pro-Market: 21,836thLargest Gambling Industry: 22,074th
Most Armed: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th in the regionMost Primitive: 6th in the regionTop
Largest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 8th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 9th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 10th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionMost Conservative: 12th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 12th in the region

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