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Largest Insurance Industry: 840thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,462ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,664th
The Glorious Gold Dictatorship of
Corporate Police State Halliburton
The world looks better from the bottom of a boot
Influence
Hatchling
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Controlitia

Population8.946 billion

CapitalSargobad
LeaderThe Tyrant Grande
FaithTyrantism

CurrencyPuff of Air
AnimalCorpse

The Glorious Gold Dictatorship of Controlitia is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by The Tyrant Grande with an iron fist, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, complete lack of public education, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 8.946 billion Contrae 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 tiny, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sargobad. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 2.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Tyrantized economy, worth a remarkable 1,792 trillion Puffs of Air a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 200,401 Puffs of Air, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,286,648 per year while the poor average 12,695, a ratio of 101 to 1.

Military pilots spend more time scraping feathers off their engines than flying their aircraft, the nation's only university is the School of Hard Knocks, human tissue is grown in vats as a delicacy as well as for transplants, and rugby players that knock each other over always stop to make sure the other fellow is okay. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force. Controlitia's national animal is the Corpse, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Tyrantism.

Controlitia is ranked 1,838th in the world and 17th in 10000 Islands for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 11,035.39 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 840thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,462ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,664thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,782ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,838thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,135thLargest Mining Sector: 2,190thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,448thMost Avoided: 3,308thLargest Retail Industry: 4,669thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,150thFattest Citizens: 5,276thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,168thHighest Average Incomes: 6,256thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,303rdHighest Economic Output: 8,419thLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,549thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,844thLowest Crime Rates: 9,336thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9,497thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 10,021stTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 11,058thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12,630thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,681stMost Efficient Economies: 13,056thMost Conservative: 15,271stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,588thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,609thMost Extreme: 17,940thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 18,714thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,810thMost Pro-Market: 20,385th
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Largest Insurance Industry: 10th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 19th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 20th in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 25th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 30th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 30th in the regionMost Avoided: 34th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 39th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 51st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 55th in the regionFattest Citizens: 66th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 68th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 69th in the regionMost Extreme: 69th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 84th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 89th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 107th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 109th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 111th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 114th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 122nd in the regionMost Conservative: 128th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 137th in the regionLargest Black Market: 148th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 173rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 192nd in the regionLargest Populations: 199th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 202nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 206th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Controlitia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Controlitia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • : Controlitia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Controlitia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Controlitia, rugby players that knock each other over always stop to make sure the other fellow is okay.
  • : Following new legislation in Controlitia, human tissue is grown in vats as a delicacy as well as for transplants.
  • : Following new legislation in Controlitia, the nation's only university is the School of Hard Knocks.
  • : Following new legislation in Controlitia, military pilots spend more time scraping feathers off their engines than flying their aircraft.
  • : Following new legislation in Controlitia, heretic deviants are free to practice their deviance outside of Controlitia.
  • : Controlitia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.

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