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Most Ignorant Citizens: 177thMost Devout: 196thLargest Mining Sector: 331st
The Շ๏אเς ђєɭɭรςคקє of
Iron Fist Consumerists
ₘₐₙ'ₛ ₒₙₑ ₜᵣₑₐₛᵤᵣₑ ᵢₛ ₐₙₒₜₕₑᵣ ₘₐₙ'ₛ ₜᵣₐₛₕ.
Bₐₙₙₑd ₜₕₑ ₚᵣₒₕᵢbᵢₜₑd
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Trash Heap

Population3.051 billion

Capitalₘᵢddₑₙ wₐₗₗₒwₛ
LeaderBₐₙₙₑd ₜₕₑ ₚᵣₒₕᵢbᵢₜₑd
Faithₜₕₑ Dₑₜᵣᵢₜᵤₛ ₐₚₒₛₜₑₘₐₜₑ

Animalₜₒₓᵢc fₐcₛᵢₘᵢₗₑ ₒf ₐ ᵥₑᵣy ₑₓₜᵢₙcₜ ₐₙᵢₘₐₗ

The Շ๏אเς ђєɭɭรςคקє of Trash Heap is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Bₐₙₙₑd ₜₕₑ ₚᵣₒₕᵢbᵢₜₑd with an iron fist, and notable for its infamous sell-swords, zero percent divorce rate, and triple-decker prams. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.051 billion ₘᵤₜₐₜₑd ₗᵤₘₚₛ ₒf fₑₛₜₑᵣᵢₙg bₒᵢₗₛ are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Spirituality, and Administration are also considered important, while Environment and Education are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of ₘᵢddₑₙ wₐₗₗₒwₛ. The average income tax rate is 95.1%.

The frighteningly efficient ₘᵤₜₐₜᵢₙg ₐₙd Fₑₛₜₑᵣᵢₙg economy, worth a remarkable 1,009 trillion Gₐᵣbₐgₑs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Retail. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 330,830 Gₐᵣbₐgₑs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Harry Potter books are banned, the police use sound cannons and mortars to deal with loud parties, the thin blue line is composed of picketing police officers demanding better pensions, and squatters are reclaiming abandoned igloos. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force. Trash Heap's national animal is the ₜₒₓᵢc fₐcₛᵢₘᵢₗₑ ₒf ₐ ᵥₑᵣy ₑₓₜᵢₙcₜ ₐₙᵢₘₐₗ, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is ₜₕₑ Dₑₜᵣᵢₜᵤₛ ₐₚₒₛₜₑₘₐₜₑ.

Trash Heap is ranked 282,281st in the world and 194th in Hell for Safest, scoring 4.52 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Most Ignorant Citizens: 177thMost Devout: 196thLargest Mining Sector: 331stMost Primitive: 368thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 374thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 378thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 408thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 514thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 537thFattest Citizens: 706thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 707thMost Avoided: 878thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 975thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,066thMost Patriotic: 1,100thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,268thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,478thMost Armed: 1,746thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,899thHighest Average Incomes: 2,152ndHighest Poor Incomes: 2,681stTop
Largest Black Market: 4,108thNudest: 4,116thLargest Governments: 5,362ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,076thRudest Citizens: 6,149thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,091stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,225thMost Conservative: 9,751stLargest Retail Industry: 9,927thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,903rdLowest Crime Rates: 12,086thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,278thTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 14,516thMost Authoritarian: 16,062ndMost Efficient Economies: 18,362nd
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
Nudest: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Primitive: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 15th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 17th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 20th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Trash Heap, squatters are reclaiming abandoned igloos.
  • : Following new legislation in Trash Heap, the thin blue line is composed of picketing police officers demanding better pensions.
  • : Trash Heap voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Right of Emigration"".
  • : Trash Heap was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
  • : Following new legislation in Trash Heap, the police use sound cannons and mortars to deal with loud parties.
  • : Following new legislation in Trash Heap, Harry Potter books are banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Trash Heap, citizens no longer take selfies with their dead relatives at funerals.
  • : Following new legislation in Trash Heap, one-word headlines are the norm in ₘᵤₜₐₜᵢₙg ₐₙd Fₑₛₜₑᵣᵢₙg newspapers.
  • : Following new legislation in Trash Heap, most academic research has ground to a halt.
  • : Following new legislation in Trash Heap, many say faith is a crutch for those who can't move forward.