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The Armed Republic of Scalesburg

“Order and Progress”

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

Regional Influence: Auxiliary

Location: Novus Lucidum

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Scalesburg

Population4.439 billion

CapitalSt Montclair
LeaderRodney Osborne

Currencyk-buck
Animalwolf

The Armed Republic of Scalesburg is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Rodney Osborne with an iron fist, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, compulsory military service, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 4.439 billion Scalesburgians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Administration, Industry, and Education are also considered important, while International Aid is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of St Montclair. The average income tax rate is 97.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Scalesburgian economy, worth a remarkable 2,142 trillion k-bucks 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 Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Soda Sales, and Retail. 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 an amazing 482,585 k-bucks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway, debate rages over whether ground fish guts can be spread on fields, families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain, and the nation is renowned abroad for its love of blood and guts. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Scalesburg's national animal is the wolf, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Scalesburg is ranked 30,450th in the world and 9th in Novus Lucidum for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 5,662.75 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 153rdHighest Poor Incomes: 188thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 261stHighest Average Incomes: 357thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 400thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 427thMost Subsidized Industry: 494thLargest Information Technology Sector: 501stLargest Black Market: 729thMost Corrupt Governments: 737thMost Armed: 739thFattest Citizens: 966thMost Efficient Economies: 1,013thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,054thLargest Mining Sector: 1,422ndLargest Governments: 1,447thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,816thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,008thLargest Retail Industry: 2,055thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,069thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 2,606thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,695thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,504thSmartest Citizens: 3,963rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,075thLargest Insurance Industry: 4,192ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,719thMost Avoided: 5,468thLowest Crime Rates: 5,624thNudest: 5,689thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,988thHighest Economic Output: 6,957thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,166thRudest Citizens: 7,412thMost Influential: 8,121stMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,710thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,732ndTop
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Most Authoritarian: 11,542ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 12,001stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,255thMost Secular: 15,054thMost Conservative: 15,802ndMost Developed: 16,181stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 17,959thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,747th
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionNudest: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Extreme: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Conservative: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Scalesburg voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ending School Segregation".
  • : Following new legislation in Scalesburg, the nation is renowned abroad for its love of blood and guts.
  • : Following new legislation in Scalesburg, families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain.
  • : Scalesburg lodged a message on the Novus Lucidum Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Scalesburg, debate rages over whether ground fish guts can be spread on fields.
  • : Scalesburg lodged a message on the Novus Lucidum Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Scalesburg, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway.
  • : Scalesburg lodged a message on the Novus Lucidum Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Scalesburg, hairdressers are among those who have disappeared overnight.
  • : Scalesburg lodged a message on the Novus Lucidum Regional Message Board.

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