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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 740thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,085thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,434th
The Germanic Territories 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

Population2.54 billion

CapitalCemetery Hill
LeaderGovernor Alberecht Fahrbach
FaithCult of Sacrifice


The Germanic Territories of The Death Syndicate is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Governor Alberecht Fahrbach with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, strictly enforced bedtime, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.54 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, although Law & Order, Industry, and Education 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 60.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Death Syndicatean economy, worth 649 trillion Kroner a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 255,589 Kroner, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,044,741 per year while the poor average 41,397, a ratio of 25.2 to 1.

Diplomats shake hands with their right and hide a poison dagger in their left, a new "thought police" branch is being developed, the government is well known for declaring war on other countries for suspected slights, and police spend their Saturday nights breaking up illegal street races. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable 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 Cult of Sacrifice.

The Death Syndicate is ranked 11,208th in the world and 301st in The East Pacific for Lowest Crime Rates, with 90.86 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 740thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,085thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,434thMost Armed: 1,482ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,530thMost Influential: 1,788thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,082ndTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 2,105thLargest Mining Sector: 2,330thMost Avoided: 2,582ndLargest Insurance Industry: 2,845thHighest Average Incomes: 3,196thLargest Black Market: 3,501stFattest Citizens: 3,904thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,458thNudest: 6,211thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,255thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,314thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,629thLargest Retail Industry: 6,765thMost Efficient Economies: 6,954thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,022ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,062ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,488thRudest Citizens: 10,103rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10,141stTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 10,803rdLargest Governments: 11,057thLowest Crime Rates: 11,208thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,615thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,076thMost Secular: 15,091stMost Developed: 17,747thSmartest Citizens: 17,929thMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,156thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20,754th
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 24th in the regionMost Armed: 31st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 32nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 35th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 35th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 41st in the regionMost Avoided: 41st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 54th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 66th in the regionLargest Black Market: 67th in the regionFattest Citizens: 85th in the regionMost Influential: 87th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 108th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 135th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 138th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 165th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 166th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 175th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 179th in the regionNudest: 206th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 247th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 253rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 258th in the regionLargest Governments: 258th in the regionRudest Citizens: 260th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 301st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 329th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 373rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 405th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 468th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 482nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 485th in the regionMost Developed: 500th in the regionMost Secular: 511th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 553rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 568th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 665th in the regionMost Stationary: 701st in the region

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