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The Empire of Putinskaya

“For The People” Emperor Vladimir I

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
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Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific



Population1.744 billion

CapitalUrsus Forti
LeaderEmperor Vladimir I


The Empire of Putinskaya is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Emperor Vladimir I with an iron fist, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, enslaved workforce, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 1.744 billion Putinskayans 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ursus Forti. The average income tax rate is 50.9%.

The strong Putinskayan economy, worth 94.5 trillion Kredits a year, is quite specialized and led by the Door-to-door Insurance Sales industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Gambling. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 54,205 Kredits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.4 times as much as the poorest.

Small patches of desolate land across the world are part of Putinskayan sovereign territory, ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward, truncheon-mounted cameras record the beating of criminals in dynamic HD detail, and veterans are directed into environmental cleanup operations. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Putinskaya's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Putinism.

Putinskaya is ranked 51,239th in the world and 1,730th in The North Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 27.04 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,594thTop
Most Influential: 3,967thLargest Insurance Industry: 4,913thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,779thTop
Most Authoritarian: 16,140th
Largest Insurance Industry: 180th in the regionTop
Most Authoritarian: 701st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 743rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 803rd in the region

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