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Largest Insurance Industry: 12,077thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 18,060th
The Corporate Alliance of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Once you have their money, you never give it back.
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Shark Boy

Population1.612 billion

CapitalMercenary R Us Coporate HQ
LeaderChief Executive Officer Of The State


The Corporate Alliance of Shark Boy is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Chief Executive Officer Of The State with an iron fist, and renowned for its daily referendums, complete lack of prisons, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 1.612 billion Employees 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, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mercenary R Us Coporate HQ. The average income tax rate is 33.2%.

The strong Employee economy, worth 86.7 trillion Latinums a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Woodchip Exports industry, with major contributions from Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 53,790 Latinums, with the richest citizens earning 5.0 times as much as the poorest.

Doctors prescribe medicines but they rarely dispense hope or compassion, the nation's poor can be seen scavenging trash bins for used coffee grounds, citizens are regularly found digging for treasure in their gardens, and tourists are denied entry because of a distant relative married to a Lilliputian. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shark Boy's national animal is the Targ, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Atheism.

Shark Boy is ranked 48,589th in the world and 4th in The House at Pooh Corner for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 4,176.52 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Largest Insurance Industry: 12,077thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 18,060th
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the region

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