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The Imperial Marine Division of Reichsfahnentraeger

“Raise the Reichsfahne into Glory”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
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Regional Influence: Hatchling

Location: the Rejected Realms



Population1.865 billion


CurrencyImperial Credit
AnimalZeus's Eagles

The Imperial Marine Division of Reichsfahnentraeger is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its compulsory military service, frequent executions, and punitive income tax rates. The cynical, devout population of 1.865 billion Imperial Marines are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Welfare, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Eagleheights. The average income tax rate is 50.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Imperial Marine economy, worth 64.9 trillion Imperial Credits a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Cheese Exports industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 34,772 Imperial Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

All writing must pass a censorship board before being allowed on the shelves, wilderness-dwelling hermits are surprised to find railway stations on their front doorsteps, formerly fertile fields are being leached dry of nutrients by intensive farming, and a large concrete wall is being built around the country's borders. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Reichsfahnentraeger's national animal is the Zeus's Eagles, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Reichsfahnentraeger is ranked 91,921st in the world and 2,223rd in the Rejected Realms for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 1,219.43 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Most Authoritarian: 13,801st
Most Authoritarian: 447th in the region

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