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The Megacorporate HegemonyŽ of Nargorthia

“Struggle, Duty, Bonuses”

Category: Corporate Police State
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: Lazarus

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Nargorthia

Population14.977 billion

CapitalSzhchbuynatroitzrarersk
LeaderGrand-CEOŽ Dzekyerkovolayetovich

Currencycold
Animalcorporate shark

The Megacorporate HegemonyŽ of Nargorthia is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Grand-CEOŽ Dzekyerkovolayetovich with an iron fist, and renowned for its vat-grown people, fear of technology, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 14.977 billion Nargorthians 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 tiny, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Szhchbuynatroitzrarersk. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Nargorthian economy, worth a remarkable 3,737 trillion colds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Automobile Manufacturing, and Retail. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an amazing 249,547 colds, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,659,514 per year while the poor average 14,318, a ratio of 115 to 1.

Military instructors tire of being asked for another bedtime story by seven-year-old conscripts, the Counter-Terrorism Unit has been nicknamed "Big Bad Wolf" for its tendency towards urban demolition, kids only know what plants are because they've seen them on the television, and poets and writers are regularly rounded up and shot for entertainment. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Nargorthia's national animal is the corporate shark, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Nargorthia is ranked 41,751st in the world and 1,139th in Lazarus for Most Extreme, scoring 28.69 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Largest Mining Sector: 683rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 687thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 743rdMost Avoided: 806thFattest Citizens: 858thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 901stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 932ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,106thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,148thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,204thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,549thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,626thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,681stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,770thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,917thTop
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Most Influential: 2,104thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,397thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,525thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,712thHighest Economic Output: 2,942ndMost Corrupt Governments: 3,190thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,210thHighest Average Incomes: 3,433rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,548thMost Primitive: 3,586thRudest Citizens: 4,621stLargest Retail Industry: 4,703rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,805thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,962ndMost Secular: 6,005thLargest Black Market: 6,096thMost Efficient Economies: 9,089thLowest Crime Rates: 9,864thTop
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Largest Populations: 13,239thLargest Governments: 13,776thLargest Agricultural Sector: 17,398thMost Stationary: 17,537thMost Conservative: 18,976th
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Most Influential: 28th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 29th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 30th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 31st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 36th in the regionFattest Citizens: 39th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 40th in the regionMost Avoided: 42nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 55th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 58th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 63rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 68th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 71st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 73rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 76th in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 88th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 97th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 132nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 138th in the regionMost Primitive: 151st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 154th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 157th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 162nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 173rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 187th in the regionRudest Citizens: 199th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 246th in the regionMost Stationary: 265th in the regionMost Secular: 311th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 314th in the regionLargest Black Market: 340th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 391st in the regionLargest Populations: 411th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 474th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 630th in the regionMost Conservative: 655th in the region

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