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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,374thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,313thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,451st
The Dual Monarchy of
Compulsory Consumerist State Consumerist Wage Drones
The Death Of democracy Will Start An Era Of Progress
Erwin Agustus Sacschen von Zenzefer III
Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Scherzinger

Population6.714 billion

CapitalShangXiang
LeaderErwin Agustus Sacschen von Zenzefer III
FaithAtheism

CurrencyDeutsche Yen
AnimalVulture

The Dual Monarchy of Scherzinger is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Erwin Agustus Sacschen von Zenzefer III with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 6.714 billion Scherzingerians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of ShangXiang. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 90.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Scherzingerian economy, worth a remarkable 1,292 trillion Deutsche Yen a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 192,447 Deutsche Yen, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 867,959 per year while the poor average 26,276, a ratio of 33.0 to 1.

Clandestine emigration to countries with labor laws is all the rage, coffee-addicted citizens look forward to baristas getting their name wrong at local coffee shops, commuter vessels have trouble staying afloat due to increased passengers, and the government has cut taxes in the face of widespread tax evasion. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Scherzinger's national animal is the Vulture, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Atheism.

Scherzinger is ranked 139,501st in the world and 91st in New West Indies for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 50.92 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,374thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,313thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,451stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,724thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,898thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,262ndMost Efficient Economies: 3,327thMost Armed: 3,551stLowest Crime Rates: 3,748thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,767thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,542ndMost Corrupt Governments: 4,807thMost Developed: 5,575thLargest Governments: 5,645thMost Secular: 6,041stMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,586thHighest Average Incomes: 7,027thHealthiest Citizens: 7,041stMost Subsidized Industry: 7,365thMost Cultured: 7,620thSmartest Citizens: 7,925thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,330thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,382ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,509thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,975thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 10,031stMost Advanced Public Education: 10,311thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,274thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 11,750thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,364thHighest Economic Output: 12,961stMost Beautiful Environments: 14,160thMost Influential: 14,361stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,749thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21,772ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 21,811th
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 7th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 8th in the regionLargest Populations: 9th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 9th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 10th in the regionMost Secular: 11th in the regionMost Cultured: 11th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 11th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 12th in the regionMost Conservative: 13th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Scherzinger voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn The Land of Kings and Emperors".
  • : Scherzinger voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ending School Segregation".
  • : Following new legislation in Scherzinger, the government has cut taxes in the face of widespread tax evasion.
  • : Scherzinger was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Following new legislation in Scherzinger, commuter vessels have trouble staying afloat due to increased passengers.
  • : Following new legislation in Scherzinger, coffee-addicted citizens look forward to baristas getting their name wrong at local coffee shops.
  • : Following new legislation in Scherzinger, clandestine emigration to countries with labor laws is all the rage.
  • : Following new legislation in Scherzinger, travellers are often forcibly evicted by torch-bearing mobs.
  • : Scherzinger was endorsed by The Republic of East Skirsburg.
  • : Scherzinger lodged a message on the New West Indies Regional Message Board.

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