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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,678th Most Influential: 3,118th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,381st
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The Death Syndicate

Population961 million

CapitalCemetery Hill
LeaderGovernor Alberecht Fahrbach


The Angry Autonomous State of The Death Syndicate is a huge, efficient nation, ruled by Governor Alberecht Fahrbach with an iron fist, and renowned for its otherworldly petting zoo, avowedly heterosexual populace, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 961 million 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 Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Environment are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cemetery Hill. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 43.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Death Syndicatean economy, worth 135 trillion Kroner a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 141,201 Kroner, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 489,450 per year while the poor average 29,738, a ratio of 16.5 to 1.

Frequent fliers are obliged to submit to invasive security procedures by government security, foreign students are expected to have a Kegmeister Grade Average of 36-24-36 to qualify for university, politicians look weirdly alike, and police regularly arrest families playing Monopoly. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable 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.

The Death Syndicate is ranked 31,084th in the world and 853rd in The East Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 66.22 on the Human Development Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,678thTop
Most Influential: 3,118thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,381stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,177thNudest: 4,216thMost Avoided: 4,246thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,477thLargest Mining Sector: 5,455thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,486thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,719thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,385thTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 9,895thLargest Black Market: 12,483rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,259thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 14,380thHighest Average Incomes: 14,429thMost Efficient Economies: 14,622nd
Most Avoided: 73rd in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 75th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 83rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 86th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 91st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 103rd in the regionNudest: 116th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 117th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 125th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 170th in the regionLargest Black Market: 190th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 220th in the regionMost Influential: 236th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 324th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 345th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 354th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 420th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 467th in the regionMost Secular: 532nd in the regionLargest Governments: 609th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 672nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 685th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 712th in the region

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