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Largest Retail Industry: 3,022nd Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3,405th Highest Disposable Incomes: 3,622nd
The Grand Duchy of
Corporate Police State
Alτerıs a nıa sča eěsτasmjěryτno ıjayn nıŏı
Renai Trescu
Influence
Auxiliary
Ynıvarδansau Navıτsyn
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Upper Alterac

Population2.128 billion

CapitalTsentyr
LeaderRenai Trescu
FaithSycarism

CurrencyTalc
AnimalFalcon

The Grand Duchy of Upper Alterac is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Renai Trescu with an iron fist, and notable for its frequent executions, restrictive gun laws, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 2.128 billion Alterasi 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 relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tsentyr. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Alterasi economy, worth 307 trillion Talcs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 144,357 Talcs, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 623,064 per year while the poor average 21,306, a ratio of 29.2 to 1.

Breastfeeding mothers are replacing smokers to loiter outside the workplace, not showing enough enthusiasm for mutual assured destruction is a court-martial offence, newspapers cannot report anything about politicians without their explicit consent, and all major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Upper Alterac's national animal is the Falcon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Sycarism.

Upper Alterac is ranked 14,476th in the world and 4th in Council of Constructed Languages for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 5,390.3 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Largest Retail Industry: 3,022ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,405thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,622ndLargest Mining Sector: 3,818thMost Avoided: 4,583rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,189thFattest Citizens: 5,256thTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 8,714thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,855thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,906thMost Efficient Economies: 10,625thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11,664thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,818thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,567thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 13,016thHighest Average Incomes: 13,759thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,476thRudest Citizens: 16,856th
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the region

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