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The Hegemony of Delberz

“For Delberz, pancakes and heavy metal !” Hegemon Kira Tarkin-McBride

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Location: Osiris



Population18.744 billion

CapitalMinas Delberz
LeaderHegemon Kira Tarkin-McBride
FaithLectitio Divinitatus


The Hegemony of Delberz is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Hegemon Kira Tarkin-McBride with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, parental licensing program, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 18.744 billion Delberzians 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 relatively small, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Administration also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Minas Delberz. The average income tax rate is 3.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Delberzian economy, worth a remarkable 5,170 trillion marks a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 275,848 marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Farting etiquette is taught in schools, judges are all-powerful, five-year-olds who refuse to line up on command get gold stars, and legislators work 24/7 due to an influx of single-issue bills. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Delberz's national animal is the Boar, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Lectitio Divinitatus.

Delberz is ranked 10,046th in the world and 501st in Osiris for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring 26,696.53 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 45thMost Devout: 110thMost Corrupt Governments: 144thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 240thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 336thMost Avoided: 501stLargest Insurance Industry: 544thLargest Mining Sector: 565thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 733rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 872ndMost Cultured: 962ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,108thHighest Economic Output: 1,748thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,806thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,837thRudest Citizens: 1,849thLargest Black Market: 1,947thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,985thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 2,549thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,638thLowest Crime Rates: 2,899thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,891stMost Efficient Economies: 4,524thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,540thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,407thLargest Populations: 7,713thMost Stationary: 9,054thLargest Governments: 9,152ndLongest Average Lifespans: 9,661stMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,671stLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,046thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,309thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,567thHealthiest Citizens: 13,099thMost Influential: 13,980thMost Developed: 15,665thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,002nd
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10th in the regionMost Avoided: 19th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 28th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 29th in the regionMost Cultured: 29th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 29th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 37th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 57th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 57th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 59th in the regionRudest Citizens: 60th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 86th in the regionLargest Black Market: 95th in the regionMost Stationary: 107th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 107th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 128th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 140th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 191st in the regionLargest Populations: 191st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 228th in the regionMost Influential: 235th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 238th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 243rd in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 494th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 501st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 514th in the regionLargest Governments: 516th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 518th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 545th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 623rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 737th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Delberz, legislators work 24/7 due to an influx of single-issue bills.
  • : Following new legislation in Delberz, five-year-olds who refuse to line up on command get gold stars.
  • : Following new legislation in Delberz, judges are all-powerful.
  • : Following new legislation in Delberz, farting etiquette is taught in schools.
  • : Following new legislation in Delberz, getting an infected tattoo is considered a rite of passage in Delberz.
  • : Following new legislation in Delberz, politicians are often seen attending regional history classes at primary schools within their constituencies.
  • : Following new legislation in Delberz, unshaven men are viewed with suspicion in courts of law.
  • : Following new legislation in Delberz, tourists visit Delberz to mass-moon Delberzian politicians.
  • : Following new legislation in Delberz, Members of Parliament operate under a PAYE scheme.
  • : Following new legislation in Delberz, child adoption by homosexual couples has been outlawed.


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