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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 373rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 486thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 574th
The Felsinsel Anocracy of
Corporate Police State Halliburton
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

Population4.431 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 remarkable for its pith helmet sales, infamous sell-swords, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 4.431 billion Death Syndicate Members are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order and Industry are also considered important, while Environment and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cemetery Hill. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 75.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Death Syndicatean economy, worth a remarkable 1,354 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 305,664 Kroner, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,036,746 per year while the poor average 17,437, a ratio of 116 to 1.

Biotech companies are fined if their jumbled genetic sequences look too familiar, petitioners are increasingly resorting to climbing through Governor Alberecht Fahrbach's window to draw attention to their issues, Dogman-branded weapons are all the rage in the militaristic comic-book community, and chalkboards are replaced with billboards in the classroom. 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 3,428th in the world and 78th in The East Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 30.22 Obesity Rate.

Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 373rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 486thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 574thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 761stMost Armed: 1,252ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,345thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,625thLargest Mining Sector: 1,796thMost Influential: 1,864thHighest Average Incomes: 1,998thLargest Black Market: 2,027thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,087thMost Avoided: 2,304thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,687thFattest Citizens: 3,428thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,457thMost Efficient Economies: 4,872ndRudest Citizens: 5,166thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,223rdMost Subsidized Industry: 5,291stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,188thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,492ndLargest Retail Industry: 6,657thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,686thNudest: 7,198thLargest Governments: 7,469thLowest Crime Rates: 8,339thLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,486thMost Conservative: 11,899thTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 12,704thHighest Economic Output: 13,336thSmartest Citizens: 15,376thMost Secular: 15,604thMost Developed: 17,579thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 19,425thHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,224thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 22,927th
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 10th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 21st in the regionMost Armed: 30th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 31st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 32nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 40th in the regionMost Avoided: 41st in the regionLargest Black Market: 44th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 45th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 46th in the regionMost Influential: 75th in the regionFattest Citizens: 78th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 86th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 102nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 128th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 145th in the regionRudest Citizens: 151st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 180th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 189th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 193rd in the regionNudest: 196th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 200th in the regionLargest Governments: 202nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 208th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 215th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 247th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 273rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 388th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 414th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 496th in the regionMost Developed: 527th in the regionMost Secular: 540th in the regionMost Conservative: 570th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 628th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 754th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 788th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 790th in the regionLargest Populations: 808th in the region

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