by Max Barry

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Most Secular: 703rd Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 921st Largest Insurance Industry: 1,026th
The Glorious Evolution of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
For The Glorious Evolution
Wilhelm Winters Kell of Kells
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population2.722 billion

LeaderWilhelm Winters Kell of Kells
FaithThe Iron Banner

CurrencyIron Medallions
AnimalIron Wolf

The Glorious Evolution of Sthalrim is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Wilhelm Winters Kell of Kells with an iron fist, and notable for its compulsory military service, frequent executions, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.722 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, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Industry also on the agenda, while Welfare and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zaun. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 85.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Sthalrimian economy, worth 757 trillion Iron Medallions a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 278,219 Iron Medallions, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 863,038 per year while the poor average 69,054, a ratio of 12.5 to 1.

Kids are arrested at gunpoint for playing with toy rifles, laser-wielding robots are taking aim at human hearts, airplane passengers have been known to stuff pillows in their jackets to get extra arm room, and the restriction that you must be over 1.1 metres tall to ride a carnotaurus has recently been waived. 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 154,449th in the world and 6,380th in the South Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -12.25 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most Secular: 703rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 921stLargest Insurance Industry: 1,026thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,256thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,321stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,421stMost Corrupt Governments: 1,452ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,482ndTop
Most Influential: 1,659thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,757thHighest Average Incomes: 2,007thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,266thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,427thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,434thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,562ndLowest Crime Rates: 2,625thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,780thLargest Retail Industry: 2,802ndLargest Black Market: 2,803rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,978thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,481stMost Avoided: 3,726thLargest Governments: 4,261stRudest Citizens: 4,906thSmartest Citizens: 5,564thLargest Mining Sector: 5,844thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 8,735thMost Efficient Economies: 9,813thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,867thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12,435thMost Conservative: 14,839th
Largest Insurance Industry: 17th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 24th in the regionMost Secular: 27th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 30th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 33rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 37th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 45th in the regionLargest Black Market: 46th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 47th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 49th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 51st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 62nd in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 75th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 80th in the regionMost Avoided: 84th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 84th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 88th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 94th in the regionLargest Governments: 98th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 106th in the regionMost Influential: 130th in the regionRudest Citizens: 159th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 165th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 167th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 228th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 243rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 247th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 295th in the regionTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 381st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 526th in the regionMost Stationary: 564th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 571st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 617th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sthalrim endorsed The Democratic States of Hyypia.
  • : Sthalrim was endorsed by The Democratic States of Hyypia.
  • : Sthalrim was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Sthalrim lodged a message on the Knowhere Regional Message Board.
  • : Sthalrim lodged a message on the Knowhere Regional Message Board.
  • : Sthalrim lodged a message on the Knowhere Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Sthalrim, the restriction that you must be over 1.1 metres tall to ride a carnotaurus has recently been waived.
  • : Following new legislation in Sthalrim, airplane passengers have been known to stuff pillows in their jackets to get extra arm room.
  • : Following new legislation in Sthalrim, laser-wielding robots are taking aim at human hearts.
  • : Following new legislation in Sthalrim, kids are arrested at gunpoint for playing with toy rifles.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 130 » Erinor, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Luddinlande, Quiescent, Farengeto, Kringalia, Tsunamy, Belschaft, Sandaoguo, Havenfell, Drugged Monkeys, Curlyhoward, Si-topia, The Solar System Scope, Nowa Europa, Nova Montron, Jehenna, Aidenfieeld, South Caleblan, Hanguk-Nippon, Rebel-topia, Tsvetania, Wyatonians, Darakin, Utondara, The naked people, Lotadia, Aywhyou, United States of Vietnam, La Ascension, Escevola, Volaworand, Paranoia, Sedunn, Techganet, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Pastir, Concrete Slab, Moreana, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Linguiniland, Rhetiaa, Saciu, New Briantown, Calistan, Jaxon, Yellunstryer, Vincent Field, Potion Seller, Great Andora, and 80 others.Aumeltopia, Beepee, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Atomic Garden, UnShleepd, Silberne Wache, Lambdaland, Kerlodia, The National Corporation, Anachronolandia, Macrothea, Shengtie, Isokenzar, Barabarom, Grouu, Elveka, Noveos, Awjan, Republitank, Cuuldere, Aguatania, Lorora3, Rabbitz, Whimichy, Xandev, Aurcania, Phanama, Darbor, Farrts, The Filippinas, Kroumos, Towi Lamia, Herbert Island, Midand, Mikole, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, Qvait, Zess, Uncomfortable nooks and crannies, Qairus, Birdkeeper, Commonwealth Of Astoria, Abarri, Nankyoku Tairiku, Ariankido, Maletora, Land Without Shrimp, Akindom, State of Iowa, North Prarie, Drystar, North Erfton, Wehraboos, USNE2018, Federated Kingdoms of Brittania, Academy of Umbrellas, Ostanasia, Republic Clovakh, The Dragon Enclave, Revanial, Agalaesia, Dasko, Pays de Loire, Slenrotros, San Anaben, Sesteran, Spearos, Chocholand, Staubsaugen, Maxolonia, Qawe, Roavin, Amerion, Wild Space, Naam, World United, Upper Tyrconnel, Great Africans, Aveerya, and Hyypia.

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