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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5thMost Efficient Economies: 7thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10th
The Soul-Crushing Factories of
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Wulfhelm

Population39.152 billion

CapitalLothangross
LeaderMargrave Luther
FaithNeo Lutheran

CurrencyMark
AnimalWild Boar

The Soul-Crushing Factories of Wulfhelm is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Margrave Luther with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, ritual sacrifices, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 39.152 billion Wulfens 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 minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Industry, although Defense and Law & Order are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lothangross. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Wulfhelmian economy, worth an astonishing 33,072 trillion Marks a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Automobile Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is a breathtaking 844,726 Marks, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 7,913,467 per year while the poor average 7,582, a ratio of 1,043 to 1.

A National Academy regulates grammar and usage, scenic tours are unheard of after most environmental laws were abolished, prices fluctuate manically for no fathomable reason, and citizens have reported seeing strange rays of light emanating from the moon. Crime is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Wulfhelm's national animal is the Wild Boar, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Neo Lutheran.

Wulfhelm is ranked 242,251st in the world and 12th in The Vast for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 1.94 Tourists Per Hour.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5thMost Efficient Economies: 7thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10thHighest Disposable Incomes: 13thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 14thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16thHighest Economic Output: 17thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 17thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 18thLargest Insurance Industry: 28thHighest Average Incomes: 29thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 31stMost Avoided: 35thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 35thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 39thLargest Gambling Industry: 46thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 47thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 51stLargest Agricultural Sector: 51stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 60thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 60thFattest Citizens: 74thMost Armed: 74thLargest Mining Sector: 78thLargest Populations: 148thMost Scientifically Advanced: 155thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 248thMost Corrupt Governments: 262ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 309thLargest Retail Industry: 375thRudest Citizens: 534thSmartest Citizens: 644thHighest Crime Rates: 694thLargest Information Technology Sector: 784thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,060thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,214thLargest Governments: 1,716thTop
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Nudest: 4,457thLargest Black Market: 5,706thMost Cultured: 7,587thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,380thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,120thTop
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Most Pro-Market: 16,524thMost Stationary: 18,450thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,579thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21,648th
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Most Avoided: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the region

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