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Largest Black Market: 2,796th Most Devout: 2,927th Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,995th
The Germanic Union of
Father Knows Best State
Für das Reich, Für das Volk!
Kaiser Wilhelm IV
Internal Affairs Officer
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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United Democratic Christian States

Population8.795 billion

LeaderKaiser Wilhelm IV

CurrencyGerman Mark
AnimalImperial Eagle

The Germanic Union of United Democratic Christian States is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Kaiser Wilhelm IV with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, ritual sacrifices, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 8.795 billion Christians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Education are also considered important, while Social Policy and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Benbrook. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 24.2%.

The frighteningly efficient United Democratic Christian Statesian economy, worth a remarkable 1,714 trillion German Marks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 194,987 German Marks, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 641,539 per year while the poor average 44,408, a ratio of 14.4 to 1.

Gay couples have to travel to Brancaland to find a church that will actually let them wed, balaclava manufacturers are held criminally culpable for bank heists, lonely people are supposed to be cheered up by the many parties that they are never invited to, and travelers often bring empty plastic bottles on Air United Democratic Christian States flights to avoid the pay lavatories. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. United Democratic Christian States's national animal is the Imperial Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Catholic-Lutheranism.

United Democratic Christian States is ranked 82,429th in the world and 26th in Democritus for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 2,001.02 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Largest Black Market: 2,796thMost Devout: 2,927thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,995thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,167thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,168thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,369thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,067thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,078thLargest Retail Industry: 4,239thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,246thMost Avoided: 4,562ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,837thMost Efficient Economies: 4,949thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,997thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,027thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,595thHighest Average Incomes: 6,168thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,469thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,592ndLargest Mining Sector: 6,691stHighest Economic Output: 7,499thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7,728thTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 9,059thMost Influential: 10,452ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,709thLowest Crime Rates: 15,588thLargest Governments: 16,401st
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the region

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