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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 462ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 709thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 863rd
The Felsinsel Anocracy of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Its money or funny, where the funny you going boom
Governor Alberecht Fahrbach
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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The Death Syndicate

Population3.981 billion

CapitalCemetery Hill
LeaderGovernor Alberecht Fahrbach


The Felsinsel Anocracy of The Death Syndicate is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Governor Alberecht Fahrbach with an iron fist, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, avowedly heterosexual populace, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 3.981 billion Death Syndicate Members 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 is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Education also on the agenda, while Environment and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cemetery Hill. The average income tax rate is 73.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Death Syndicatean economy, worth a remarkable 1,162 trillion Kroner a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 292,079 Kroner, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.4 times as much as the poorest.

The government is encouraging violence on television, truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail, retail boutiques encourage citizens to honor their military veterans by purchasing flag-patterned underwear, and a favorite "life hack" for gap year backpackers is to pretend to be homeless for government handouts. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Death Syndicate's national animal is the Plague, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Kriegskult.

The Death Syndicate is ranked 239,582nd in the world and 8,509th in The East Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 8.11 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 462ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 709thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 863rdMost Armed: 1,334thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,431stMost Corrupt Governments: 1,845thMost Influential: 1,873rdLargest Mining Sector: 1,907thLargest Black Market: 2,203rdHighest Average Incomes: 2,271stTop
Most Avoided: 2,432ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,302ndHighest Poor Incomes: 3,769thFattest Citizens: 3,866thLargest Insurance Industry: 4,696thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,650thMost Efficient Economies: 5,945thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,950thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,223rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,622ndRudest Citizens: 6,715thLargest Retail Industry: 7,128thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,191stNudest: 7,231stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,092ndLargest Governments: 8,295thLowest Crime Rates: 8,892ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,730thHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,168thTop
Most Developed: 14,093rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15,056thHighest Economic Output: 15,505thMost Secular: 15,511thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 16,071stSmartest Citizens: 16,130thMost Conservative: 16,875thLargest Publishing Industry: 23,427thHighest Average Tax Rates: 23,992ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 24,005th
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 25th in the regionMost Armed: 33rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 33rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 36th in the regionMost Avoided: 40th in the regionLargest Black Market: 46th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 50th in the regionMost Influential: 82nd in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 94th in the regionFattest Citizens: 97th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 103rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 123rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 134th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 151st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 154th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 155th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 198th in the regionRudest Citizens: 205th in the regionNudest: 207th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 207th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 210th in the regionLargest Governments: 215th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 223rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 230th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 233rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 273rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 277th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 335th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 437th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 442nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 442nd in the regionMost Secular: 526th in the regionMost Stationary: 528th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 645th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 681st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 785th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 792nd in the regionMost Conservative: 826th in the region

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