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The Empire of Sagis

“All hail the emperor”

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

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: the South Pacific

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Sagis

Population1.15 billion

CapitalKarlath
LeaderEmperor Altan Nygard

CurrencyIsoles
AnimalDolphin

The Empire of Sagis is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Emperor Altan Nygard with an iron fist, and notable for its pith helmet sales, anti-smoking policies, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.15 billion Sagisians 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, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Karlath. The average income tax rate is 62.1%.

The Sagisian economy, worth 84.9 trillion Isoleses 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 a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Trout Farming, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Woodchip Exports. 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 73,824 Isoleses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.6 times as much as the poorest.

Reddish-brown is the new black, Sagisians must literally pay their respects to hear from their political representatives, parents who refuse to vaccinate their children are given a short jail sentence, and phone taps are frequently carried out by the police. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sagis's national animal is the Dolphin.

Sagis is ranked 79,133rd in the world and 1,275th in the South Pacific for Highest Economic Output, with 84.9 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Conservative: 576thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,325thMost Authoritarian: 4,457thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,890thTop
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Most Primitive: 8,572ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8,652ndMost Corrupt Governments: 11,040thMost Ignorant Citizens: 11,272ndMost Extreme: 11,593rdMost Avoided: 11,882ndMost Influential: 11,931stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,230thLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,278thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,351stLargest Black Market: 14,020thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,563rd
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Most Conservative: 33rd in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 213th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 213th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 226th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 239th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 253rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 262nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 269th in the regionTop
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Most Avoided: 305th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 360th in the regionMost Extreme: 379th in the regionMost Primitive: 394th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 412th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 493rd in the region

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