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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 4th Highest Disposable Incomes: 12th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 14th
The Soul-Crushing Factories of
Corporate Police State
Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Wulfhelm

Population34.704 billion

CapitalLothangross
LeaderMargrave Luther
FaithNeo Lutheran

CurrencyMark
AnimalWild Boar

The Soul-Crushing Factories of Wulfhelm is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Margrave Luther with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, anti-smoking policies, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 34.704 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, with Defense and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare receive no funds. 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 28,934 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 833,741 Marks, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 6,243,724 per year while the poor average 32,261, a ratio of 193 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 82nd in the world and 3rd in The Vast for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 1,423.05 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 4thHighest Disposable Incomes: 12thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 14thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 14thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16thHighest Economic Output: 16thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 19thHighest Average Incomes: 23rdMost Avoided: 27thLargest Insurance Industry: 28thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 30thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 41stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 42ndLargest Gambling Industry: 47thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 49thMost Armed: 51stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 56thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 57thFattest Citizens: 58thLargest Mining Sector: 76thMost Scientifically Advanced: 82ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 106thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 112thLargest Agricultural Sector: 158thLargest Populations: 160thLargest Retail Industry: 168thMost Corrupt Governments: 185thRudest Citizens: 305thSmartest Citizens: 458thLargest Information Technology Sector: 467thMost Subsidized Industry: 655thHighest Crime Rates: 657thLargest Publishing Industry: 955thLargest Governments: 1,458thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 1,832ndLargest Black Market: 2,745thNudest: 3,520thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4,902ndMost Pro-Market: 5,910thMost Cultured: 7,542ndTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 9,357thMost Extreme: 13,487th
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Fattest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the region

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