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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,028thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,579thMost Armed: 6,542nd
The Kingdom of
Corporate Police State
Far over the Misty Mountains cold
Thorin
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Thorin Oakenshield

Population17.373 billion

CapitalErebor the lost
LeaderThorin

Currencyarkenstone
Animalsmaug

The Kingdom of Thorin Oakenshield is a gargantuan, efficient 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 17.373 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 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 1,387 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 79,848 arkenstones, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 635,936 per year while the poor average 2,383, 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 262,545th in the world and 130th in Middle Earth for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring -67.44 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,028thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 4,579thMost Armed: 6,542ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,951stFattest Citizens: 7,738thMost Primitive: 8,317thMost Ignorant Citizens: 9,908thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 14,615thLargest Populations: 15,274thLargest Mining Sector: 15,274thMost Conservative: 16,564thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19,008thMost Influential: 22,647thLargest Insurance Industry: 25,452ndMost Cultured: 25,554thLargest Gambling Industry: 26,110th
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Most Armed: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Primitive: 7th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 8th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 10th in the regionMost Conservative: 11th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 12th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 12th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Extreme: 13th in the region

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