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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 989thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,337thMost Stationary: 5,586th
The Kingdom of
Corporate Police State
Far over the Misty Mountains cold
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Thorin Oakenshield

Population15.354 billion

CapitalErebor the lost


The Kingdom of Thorin Oakenshield is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Thorin with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, ubiquitous missile silos, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 15.354 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, although Law & Order and Industry are also considered important, while Welfare and Environment are ignored. 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 1,226 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 111,857th in the world and 88th in Middle Earth for Most Inclusive, scoring 101.04 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 989thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 4,337thMost Stationary: 5,586thMost Armed: 5,792ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,550thFattest Citizens: 8,036thMost Primitive: 8,145thMost Ignorant Citizens: 10,862ndTop
Largest Mining Sector: 14,046thHighest Economic Output: 15,100thLargest Populations: 16,328thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18,418thMost Conservative: 19,512thLargest Insurance Industry: 20,602ndMost Pro-Market: 21,154thMost Influential: 21,662ndLargest Gambling Industry: 22,531st
Most Armed: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th in the regionMost Primitive: 7th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 10th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 10th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 10th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 14th in the region

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