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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,238thLargest Black Market: 2,426thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,443rd
The Borderlands of
Iron Fist Consumerists
A child of Amber may walk among them, and such was my h
Lord Oberon
Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Giant Redwoods

Population4.72 billion

CapitalAmber
LeaderLord Oberon
FaithThe Way of the Shaddows

CurrencyTrumps
AnimalUnicorn

The Borderlands of Giant Redwoods is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Lord Oberon with an iron fist, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, zero percent divorce rate, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.72 billion Giant Redwoodsians 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, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Amber. The average income tax rate is 67.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Giant Redwoodsian economy, worth a remarkable 1,233 trillion Trumps a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 261,270 Trumps, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Mandatory spouse selection pairs elderly apparatchiki with stunningly beautiful supermodels, literature classes frequently go on field trips to rock concerts, etiquette guides advise visitors to 'grovel gracefully', and police officers often conceal their identities to safeguard against public complaints. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Giant Redwoods's national animal is the Unicorn, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Way of the Shaddows.

Giant Redwoods is ranked 3,013th in the world and 1st in Thaecia for Highest Average Incomes, with 261,270.51 Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,238thLargest Black Market: 2,426thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,443rdLargest Retail Industry: 2,445thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,923rdHighest Average Incomes: 3,013thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,156thMost Influential: 3,276thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,564thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,277thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,716thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,892ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,929thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,620thMost Cultured: 5,743rdMost Devout: 6,433rdLowest Crime Rates: 6,750thMost Developed: 6,764thMost Efficient Economies: 7,181stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,433rdBest Weather: 7,460thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,815thSmartest Citizens: 9,116thHighest Disposable Incomes: 9,389thLargest Governments: 9,417thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,961stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,091stTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,496thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,610thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12,144thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,834thMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,052ndHighest Economic Output: 13,421stMost Advanced Public Education: 13,938thLargest Agricultural Sector: 15,519thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,646thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,060th
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Highest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 12th in the regionMost Devout: 13th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 14th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16th in the regionMost Developed: 18th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 19th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 21st in the regionLargest Governments: 21st in the regionMost Influential: 22nd in the regionBest Weather: 24th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 24th in the regionLargest Populations: 27th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 27th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 30th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 30th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 37th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Giant Redwoods was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Following new legislation in Giant Redwoods, police officers often conceal their identities to safeguard against public complaints.
  • : Following new legislation in Giant Redwoods, etiquette guides advise visitors to 'grovel gracefully'.
  • : Following new legislation in Giant Redwoods, literature classes frequently go on field trips to rock concerts.
  • : Following new legislation in Giant Redwoods, mandatory spouse selection pairs elderly apparatchiki with stunningly beautiful supermodels.
  • : Giant Redwoods was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
  • : Giant Redwoods voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn ravana".
  • : Giant Redwoods voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Peaceful First Contact".
  • : Following new legislation in Giant Redwoods, contestants on Giant Redwoods's Got Talent are screened by the government to make sure that they actually have talent.
  • : Following new legislation in Giant Redwoods, rotary phones are considered cutting-edge technology.

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