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Largest Insurance Industry: 593rd Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,204th Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,267th
The Kaiserreich of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Industry and power run hand in hand.
Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Wilhelms

Population4.701 billion

CapitalNew Berlin
LeaderKaiser Wilhelm VIII

CurrencyMark
AnimalImperial Eagle

The Kaiserreich of Wilhelms is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Kaiser Wilhelm VIII with an iron fist, and notable for its public floggings, strictly enforced bedtime, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 4.701 billion Wilhelmsians 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, with Law & Order, Industry, and Administration also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Berlin. The average income tax rate is 59.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Wilhelmsian economy, worth a remarkable 1,046 trillion Marks 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, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, 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 222,707 Marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Foreign governments are looking into weaponizing the infamous Wilhelmsian bee, sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations, knitters are arrested for carrying needles in their bags, and birds and children's kites are regularly brought down by anti-aircraft fire. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Wilhelms's national animal is the Imperial Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Wilhelms is ranked 3,301st in the world and 39th in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with 39 Valid Endorsements.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 593rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,204thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,267thMost Avoided: 1,386thLargest Mining Sector: 1,438thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,481stLargest Black Market: 1,571stTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 1,949thMost Influential: 2,210thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,354thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,453rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,801stMost Secular: 3,177thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,266thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,301stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,503rdHighest Average Incomes: 4,148thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,366thLargest Retail Industry: 5,282ndMost Efficient Economies: 7,059thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,324thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,733rdTop
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Most Conservative: 9,570thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,911thLargest Governments: 12,800thLowest Crime Rates: 13,125thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13,137thHighest Economic Output: 13,778thMost Authoritarian: 16,007th
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Most Influential: 12th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 14th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Avoided: 20th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 22nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 23rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 23rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 24th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 26th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 39th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 44th in the regionMost Stationary: 45th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 47th in the regionMost Secular: 49th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 50th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 53rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 56th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 59th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 60th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 66th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 68th in the region

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