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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 673rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,007thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,246th
The Felsinsel Anochracy of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Its money or funny, where the funny you going boom
Governor Alberecht Fahrbach
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The Death Syndicate

Population3.719 billion

CapitalCemetery Hill
LeaderGovernor Alberecht Fahrbach


The Felsinsel Anochracy of The Death Syndicate is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Governor Alberecht Fahrbach with an iron fist, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, enslaved workforce, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 3.719 billion 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 Education also on the agenda, while Environment and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cemetery Hill. The average income tax rate is 69.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Death Syndicatean economy, worth 962 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 258,795 Kroner, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.8 times as much as the poorest.

Peace talks occasionally rack up a higher body count than the wars they seek to stop, government theft from poor artists to give to rich allies has been dubbed the "reverse Robin Hood" policy, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread, and tax rises are attributed to divine will. 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 229,875th in the world and 8,752nd in The East Pacific for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 9.13 Tourists Per Hour.

Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 673rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,007thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,246thMost Armed: 1,507thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,550thMost Influential: 1,826thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,187thLargest Mining Sector: 2,253rdTop
Most Avoided: 2,792ndLargest Black Market: 3,030thHighest Average Incomes: 3,122ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,635thFattest Citizens: 4,082ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,171stLargest Insurance Industry: 6,294thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,476thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,490thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,579thRudest Citizens: 6,906thMost Efficient Economies: 7,247thNudest: 7,470thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,642ndLargest Retail Industry: 8,647thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,150thLowest Crime Rates: 9,250thLargest Governments: 10,193rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,382ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,642ndTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 14,461stMost Developed: 14,976thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 16,041stMost Secular: 16,063rdSmartest Citizens: 16,440thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 17,652ndHighest Economic Output: 18,449thMost Valuable International Artwork: 22,766th
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 38th in the regionMost Armed: 41st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 44th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 46th in the regionMost Avoided: 50th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 73rd in the regionMost Influential: 84th in the regionLargest Black Market: 84th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 100th in the regionFattest Citizens: 103rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 151st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 153rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 176th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 180th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 182nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 198th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 200th in the regionRudest Citizens: 211th in the regionNudest: 239th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 261st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 267th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 274th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 278th in the regionLargest Governments: 279th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 289th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 293rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 320th in the regionTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 446th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 455th in the regionMost Developed: 470th in the regionMost Secular: 536th in the regionMost Stationary: 550th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 554th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 616th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 747th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 747th in the region

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