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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,428thHighest Crime Rates: 1,511thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,468th
The Deer Hunters of
Corporate Bordello Blood-Sucking Capitalist Leeches
One shot is what it's all about.
Influence
Truckler
Communications Director
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Sedge

Population23.145 billion

LeaderSedge

CurrencyDollar
AnimalDeer

The Deer Hunters of The Sedge is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Sedge with a fair hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, public floggings, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 23.145 billion Sedgeans are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The minute, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3.8%.

The all-consuming Sedgean economy, worth a remarkable 1,913 trillion Dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Woodchip Exports, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 82,673 Dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 422,605 per year while the poor average 8,894, a ratio of 47.5 to 1.

Sedge can often be found attempting to coax random citizens' cats down from trees, fast-food chefs regularly win Health Innovation Awards for spitting on burgers, saying "don't do anything that Sedge wouldn't do" doesn't exclude a great deal, and bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Sedge's national animal is the Deer, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

The Sedge is ranked 89,591st in the world and 27th in Founderless for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 2,853.84 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,428thHighest Crime Rates: 1,511thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,468thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,613thRudest Citizens: 3,198thFattest Citizens: 3,504thMost Armed: 4,195thMost Avoided: 4,766thLargest Retail Industry: 5,176thLargest Populations: 5,190thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,723rdHighest Economic Output: 8,730thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,861stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,230thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,355thTop
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Most Pro-Market: 20,202ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20,829thLargest Insurance Industry: 22,885thLargest Agricultural Sector: 23,935th
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Rudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionTop
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Fattest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionMost Avoided: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Sedge's influence in Founderless rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
  • : The Sedge was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sedge, bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sedge, saying "don't do anything that Sedge wouldn't do" doesn't exclude a great deal.
  • : The Sedge was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate and the Top 10% for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sedge, fast-food chefs regularly win Health Innovation Awards for spitting on burgers.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sedge, Sedge can often be found attempting to coax random citizens' cats down from trees.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sedge, couples are discouraged from marrying until they can rank their partner on a scale of one to ten.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sedge, nude art is becoming wildly popular.
  • : The Sedge lodged a message on the Founderless Regional Message Board.

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