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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 132ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 166thHighest Average Incomes: 232nd
The Glorious Evolution of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
For The Glorious Evolution
Kaiser Wilhelm
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population6.809 billion

LeaderKaiser Wilhelm
FaithThe Iron Banner

CurrencyIron Medallions
AnimalIron Wolf

The Glorious Evolution of Sthalrim is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Kaiser Wilhelm with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, infamous sell-swords, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 6.809 billion Iron Lords 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, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Education also on the agenda, while Welfare and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zaun. The average income tax rate is 95.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Sthalrimian economy, worth a remarkable 3,630 trillion Iron Medallions a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is a breathtaking 533,209 Iron Medallions, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,050,099 per year while the poor average 95,500, a ratio of 21.5 to 1.

Royalist is the most offensive slur in the Sthalrimian language, hidden bedroom-cams are installed to catch mothers doing their kids' homework, lifeguards are more concerned with watching for sharks than struggling swimmers, and phone taps are frequently carried out by the police. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sthalrim's national animal is the Iron Wolf, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Iron Banner.

Sthalrim is ranked 2,415th in the world and 73rd in the South Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 97.39 on the Human Development Index.

Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 132ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 166thHighest Average Incomes: 232ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 242ndLargest Insurance Industry: 260thMost Secular: 322ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 407thMost Corrupt Governments: 413thLargest Retail Industry: 472ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 479thLargest Black Market: 480thLargest Information Technology Sector: 487thMost Subsidized Industry: 794thLargest Agricultural Sector: 824thMost Efficient Economies: 901stLowest Crime Rates: 909thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 929thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 962ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 965thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,104thLargest Mining Sector: 1,111thMost Avoided: 1,190thLargest Governments: 1,364thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,453rdMost Influential: 1,491stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,523rdSmartest Citizens: 2,009thTop
Most Developed: 2,415thRudest Citizens: 2,535thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,459thHighest Economic Output: 3,559thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,763rdLongest Average Lifespans: 6,326thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,508thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7,250thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 12,860thMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,151stMost Stationary: 17,290thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 23,134th
Largest Insurance Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10th in the regionLargest Black Market: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Secular: 16th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 18th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 22nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 24th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 27th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 27th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 28th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 28th in the regionMost Avoided: 31st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 31st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 32nd in the regionLargest Governments: 37th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 42nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 46th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 46th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 47th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 62nd in the regionMost Developed: 73rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 73rd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 92nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 94th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 139th in the regionMost Influential: 157th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 179th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 201st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 203rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 235th in the regionMost Stationary: 321st in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 411th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 442nd in the regionLargest Populations: 496th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 507th in the region

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