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The Pseudo-Fascist Bureaucracy of Corcetia

“Community, Identity, Stability” High Chancellor Zenith

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: New Hyperion

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Corcetia

Population10.001 billion

CapitalRuhr
LeaderHigh Chancellor Zenith

CurrencyCorcetian Standardized Banknote
AnimalWhite Elephant

The Pseudo-Fascist Bureaucracy of Corcetia is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by High Chancellor Zenith with an iron fist, and renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, public floggings, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 10.001 billion Bureaucrats 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 is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Law & Order and Education also on the agenda, while Welfare and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ruhr. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 47.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Fascist economy, worth a remarkable 2,095 trillion Corcetian Standardized Banknotes a year, is mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 209,499 Corcetian Standardized Banknotes, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,023,032 per year while the poor average 24,667, a ratio of 41.5 to 1.

An extra hand on the leg will give a horse-and-a-half of lead in a hundred jiffies on seven furlongs, some are born loving old plays and some have old plays thrust upon them, drivers regularly pull over for nonexistent police cars, and travelers often bring empty plastic bottles on Air Corcetia flights to avoid the pay lavatories. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Corcetia's national animal is the White Elephant, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Corcetia is ranked 6,722nd in the world and 6th in New Hyperion for Highest Economic Output, with 2,095 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Top
1%
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 768thMost Corrupt Governments: 878thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 938thLargest Mining Sector: 1,210thMost Avoided: 1,230thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,263rdLargest Black Market: 1,448thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,131stTop
5%
Fattest Citizens: 3,145thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,651stHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,177thHighest Average Incomes: 5,646thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,923rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,193rdMost Secular: 6,422ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,588thHighest Economic Output: 6,722ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,037thLowest Crime Rates: 10,993rdTop
10%
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,261stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 17,076thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,435thLargest Governments: 18,314thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 22,204th
Top
10%
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Corcetia's influence in New Hyperion rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Corcetia's influence in New Hyperion fell from "Apprentice" to "Squire".
  • : Corcetia's influence in New Hyperion rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Corcetia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens and the Top 10% for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Corcetia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Corcetia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes and the Top 5% for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Corcetia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Corcetia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Corcetia's influence in New Hyperion rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Corcetia's influence in New Hyperion rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".

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