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Most Secular: 1,448thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,566thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,908th
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Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
You Can't Stop Progress
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Fallen Iron Duke

Population2.132 billion

CapitalIron Dukegrad


The Empire of Fallen Iron Duke is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Vittorio with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, prohibition of alcohol, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.132 billion Fallen Iron Dukeans 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Iron Dukegrad. The average income tax rate is 83.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Fallen Iron Dukean economy, worth 471 trillion florins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an amazing 221,351 florins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Freighter lifeboats have been replaced by state of the art marker buoys so divers can recover the cargo after they sink, wrongful arrests abound as 'criminals' blame the guy next to them, fashion magazine covers finally display realistic body images following photo-manipulation becoming illegal, and judicial robes are the country's hottest fashion trend. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Fallen Iron Duke's national animal is the panther, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Vittorioism.

Fallen Iron Duke is ranked 243,174th in the world and 5,587th in the West Pacific for Best Weather, with -223 Meters Of Sunlight.

Most Secular: 1,448thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,566thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,908thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,166thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,360thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 2,628thMost Influential: 2,711thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,657thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,799thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,389thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,451stMost Developed: 4,908thHighest Average Incomes: 4,957thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,157thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,216thSmartest Citizens: 5,700thLowest Crime Rates: 6,132ndMost Corrupt Governments: 6,356thLargest Mining Sector: 6,543rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,565thLargest Governments: 6,613thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,784thMost Avoided: 8,109thLargest Retail Industry: 9,549thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,787thHealthiest Citizens: 9,789thMost Cultured: 10,904thLargest Black Market: 11,607thTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 12,781stMost Advanced Public Education: 13,318thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,374thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,671stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,243rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,367th
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 24th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 36th in the regionMost Secular: 39th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 51st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 52nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 55th in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 57th in the regionMost Influential: 63rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 69th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 87th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 96th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 99th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 106th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 109th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 110th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 110th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 111th in the regionLargest Governments: 115th in the regionMost Developed: 116th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 125th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 133rd in the regionMost Avoided: 143rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 153rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 165th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 199th in the regionMost Cultured: 210th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 212th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 216th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 217th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 243rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 269th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 271st in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 291st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 321st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 435th in the regionRudest Citizens: 521st in the region

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