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The Militarized State of Flammaland

“Pro nobis; Potentia. Sibi hostibus adverso; Mortem.”

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

Regional Influence: Newcomer

Location: Osiris

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Flammaland

Population18.819 billion

CapitalManus Urbs
LeaderSupreme Commander Ares
FaithThe Way of War

CurrencyBronze Coin
AnimalWolf

The Militarized State of Flammaland is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Supreme Commander Ares with an iron fist, and renowned for its closed borders, complete lack of prisons, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 18.819 billion Flammalandians 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, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Industry, Education, and Public Transport are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Manus Urbs. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 27.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Flammalandian economy, worth a remarkable 9,849 trillion Bronze Coins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Arms Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is a breathtaking 523,369 Bronze Coins, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,752,627 per year while the poor average 53,118, a ratio of 51.8 to 1.

Students who do not recite the national anthem each morning have to drop and give their teacher 50, it's entirely possible foreign diplomats misheard when Flammaland offered the words "peace be upon you", public shaming has become the favoured form of punishment, and petitioners are increasingly resorting to climbing through Supreme Commander Ares's window to draw attention to their issues. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Flammaland's national animal is the Wolf, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Way of War.

Flammaland is ranked 470th in the world and 13th in Osiris for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring 18,268.65 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 50thLargest Mining Sector: 57thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 132ndLargest Insurance Industry: 136thMost Corrupt Governments: 162ndMost Avoided: 201stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 240thHighest Average Incomes: 244thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 247thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 279thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 288thHighest Disposable Incomes: 295thMost Secular: 423rdHighest Economic Output: 462ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 470thLargest Black Market: 504thLowest Crime Rates: 571stLargest Information Technology Sector: 796thMost Efficient Economies: 995thFattest Citizens: 1,096thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,149thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,249thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,266thLargest Governments: 1,382ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,617thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,736thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,898thSmartest Citizens: 2,044thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 2,839thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,242ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,310thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,757thMost Conservative: 5,771stLargest Populations: 7,658thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,774thTop
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Most Armed: 12,175thMost Authoritarian: 12,515thLargest Retail Industry: 13,434thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,521stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 19,496th
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Secular: 7th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 9th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 15th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 22nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 28th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 32nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 35th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 44th in the regionLargest Governments: 48th in the regionFattest Citizens: 49th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 58th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 62nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 69th in the regionTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 86th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 102nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 113th in the regionLargest Populations: 190th in the regionMost Conservative: 198th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 222nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 264th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 296th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 393rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 421st in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 473rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 480th in the regionMost Extreme: 573rd in the regionMost Armed: 624th in the regionRudest Citizens: 673rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 688th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Flammaland's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Following new legislation in Flammaland, petitioners are increasingly resorting to climbing through Supreme Commander Ares's window to draw attention to their issues.
  • : Following new legislation in Flammaland, public shaming has become the favoured form of punishment.
  • : Flammaland's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Following new legislation in Flammaland, it's entirely possible foreign diplomats misheard when Flammaland offered the words "peace be upon you".
  • : Following new legislation in Flammaland, students who do not recite the national anthem each morning have to drop and give their teacher 50.
  • : Following new legislation in Flammaland, colonial subjects have Flammalandian culture shoved down their throats.
  • : Following new legislation in Flammaland, police drones follow every suspected Peeping Tom.
  • : Following new legislation in Flammaland, first-time moms are expected to be experienced parents from day one.
  • : Flammaland's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".

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