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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,239thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,405thMost Avoided: 2,625th
The Imperial Hegemony of
Corporate Police State Halliburton
Oppression is Relative
Emperor Arnulf Baldurich
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Moewland

Population942 million

CapitalBaldurich
LeaderEmperor Arnulf Baldurich

CurrencyMoewland Crown
AnimalSerf

The Imperial Hegemony of Moewland is a huge, orderly nation, ruled by Emperor Arnulf Baldurich with an iron fist, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, unlimited-speed roads, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 942 million Moewlanders 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 prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Industry, and Administration are also considered important, while Welfare and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Baldurich. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 39.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Moewlandian economy, worth 167 trillion Moewland Crowns a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 178,335 Moewland Crowns, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,322,687 per year while the poor average 7,157, a ratio of 184 to 1.

Days begin with afternoon tea, the Holy Office of the Inquisition is the highest court in the land, heart attacks are regarded as a coming of age ritual, and personal injury lawyers are demanding compensation from the government after recent reductions in manufacturer liability. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Moewland's national animal is the Serf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Moewland is ranked 64,992nd in the world and 3,059th in The East Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 2,943.91 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,239thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,405thTop
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Most Avoided: 2,625thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,754thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,176thLargest Retail Industry: 3,434thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,732ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,650thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,670thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,739thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,835thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,913thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,553rdMost Influential: 6,122ndLargest Mining Sector: 7,199thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,338thFattest Citizens: 7,723rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,557thHighest Average Incomes: 8,591stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10,073rdLargest Black Market: 10,350thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 11,334thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,237thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,894thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,110thMost Conservative: 16,280thMost Secular: 16,738th
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 23rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 25th in the regionMost Avoided: 45th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 68th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 86th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 91st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 93rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 98th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 110th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 118th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 124th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 142nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 155th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 175th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 200th in the regionFattest Citizens: 225th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 242nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 283rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 295th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 308th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 346th in the regionMost Influential: 390th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 401st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 402nd in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 450th in the regionMost Secular: 568th in the regionMost Armed: 578th in the regionLargest Governments: 615th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 725th in the regionMost Developed: 820th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Moewland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate and Fattest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Moewland, personal injury lawyers are demanding compensation from the government after recent reductions in manufacturer liability.
  • : Moewland was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Corporate Police State".
  • : Following new legislation in Moewland, heart attacks are regarded as a coming of age ritual.
  • : Following new legislation in Moewland, the Holy Office of the Inquisition is the highest court in the land.
  • : Moewland voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Forced Blood Sports".
  • : Following new legislation in Moewland, days begin with afternoon tea.
  • : Following new legislation in Moewland, birth announcements often also serve as death announcements.
  • : Following new legislation in Moewland, student athletes gaze forlornly at abandoned Serfball fields.
  • : Moewland was reclassified from "Corporate Police State" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".

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