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Highest Crime Rates: 1,719thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,648thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,244th
The Syndicate of
Compulsory Consumerist State Consumerist Wage Drones
Mind your place or you'll be wearing concrete galoshes!
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Sigma Iotia II

Population2.642 billion

CapitalChicago
LeaderBela Oxmyx
FaithChicago Mobs of the Twenties

CurrencyHeater
AnimalGangster

The Syndicate of Sigma Iotia II is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Bela Oxmyx with an iron fist, and renowned for its public floggings, frequent executions, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 2.642 billion Bosses 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 minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Defense, with Industry also on the agenda, while Environment and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Chicago. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Sigma Iotia economy, worth 276 trillion Heaters a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is an impressive 104,681 Heaters, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 504,733 per year while the poor average 12,629, a ratio of 40.0 to 1.

Drugs containing the compound "oleum de serpens" are being sold to cancer patients, the secret ingredient is love (and MSG), euthanasia is legal, and hairdressers are among those who have disappeared overnight. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Sigma Iotia II's national animal is the Gangster, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Chicago Mobs of the Twenties.

Sigma Iotia II is ranked 4,371st in the world and 5th in United Earth Space Probe Agency for Fattest Citizens, with 25.67 Obesity Rate.

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Highest Crime Rates: 1,719thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,648thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,244thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,256thFattest Citizens: 4,371stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,751stLargest Retail Industry: 4,971stMost Avoided: 5,013thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,213thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,458thMost Armed: 7,012thMost Ignorant Citizens: 7,938thLargest Insurance Industry: 10,865thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,497thMost Rebellious Youth: 11,508thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11,767thTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 13,722ndMost Corrupt Governments: 15,059thLargest Agricultural Sector: 15,240thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,321stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,228thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 21,401st
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Highest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 10th in the regionRudest Citizens: 11th in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 15th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 16th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 23rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sigma Iotia II was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Sigma Iotia II, hairdressers are among those who have disappeared overnight.
  • : Following new legislation in Sigma Iotia II, euthanasia is legal.
  • : Following new legislation in Sigma Iotia II, the secret ingredient is love (and MSG).
  • : Following new legislation in Sigma Iotia II, drugs containing the compound "oleum de serpens" are being sold to cancer patients.
  • : Following new legislation in Sigma Iotia II, Sigma Iotia II is notorious for its citizens' infidelity.
  • : Following new legislation in Sigma Iotia II, strange looking men with big red noses are found hiding behind bushes and inside dustbins.
  • : Following new legislation in Sigma Iotia II, the only crimes that get investigated are doughnut heists.
  • : Sigma Iotia II was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens and Largest Insurance Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Sigma Iotia II, tardiness has increased after carpooling was classified as a criminal offense.

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