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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 401stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 614thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 618th
The Felsinsel Anocracy of
Corporate Police State
Its money or funny, where the funny you going boom
Governor Alberecht Fahrbach
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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The Death Syndicate

Population4.219 billion

CapitalCemetery Hill
LeaderGovernor Alberecht Fahrbach


The Felsinsel Anocracy of The Death Syndicate is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Governor Alberecht Fahrbach with an iron fist, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, enslaved workforce, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 4.219 billion Death Syndicate Members 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 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 receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cemetery Hill. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 76.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Death Syndicatean economy, worth a remarkable 1,267 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 300,507 Kroner, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,814,435 per year while the poor average 22,326, a ratio of 81.3 to 1.

The booming slave trade is now government-funded, people say that smog must be good for you because of its healthy green colour, getting an autograph has become harder than ever, and reports of arson have doubled since the introduction of a privatised fire protection service. 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 243,763rd in the world and 7,979th in The East Pacific for Most Beautiful Environments, with 2.62 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 401stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 614thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 618thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 794thMost Armed: 1,254thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,484thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,665thLargest Mining Sector: 1,775thMost Influential: 1,928thLargest Black Market: 2,072ndHighest Average Incomes: 2,081stLargest Insurance Industry: 2,121stMost Avoided: 2,363rdTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,605thFattest Citizens: 3,532ndMost Efficient Economies: 4,931stMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,161stMost Subsidized Industry: 5,205thRudest Citizens: 5,486thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,495thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,558thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,655thLargest Retail Industry: 6,946thNudest: 7,419thLargest Governments: 7,456thLowest Crime Rates: 8,183rdMost Conservative: 10,430thLargest Agricultural Sector: 11,894thTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 13,925thHighest Economic Output: 14,291stSmartest Citizens: 15,587thMost Secular: 15,692ndMost Developed: 17,309thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 17,636thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 19,623rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,900thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 23,088th
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 12th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 24th in the regionMost Armed: 30th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 33rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 34th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 43rd in the regionMost Avoided: 43rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 49th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 49th in the regionFattest Citizens: 75th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 84th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 95th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 105th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 133rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 144th in the regionRudest Citizens: 163rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 164th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 180th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 185th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 187th in the regionLargest Governments: 204th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 208th in the regionNudest: 209th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 213th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 228th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 253rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 334th in the regionTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 407th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 419th in the regionMost Conservative: 464th in the regionMost Stationary: 506th in the regionMost Developed: 530th in the regionMost Secular: 530th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 642nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 730th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 746th in the region

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