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The Glorious Evolution of Sthalrim

“For The Glorious Evolution” Kaiser Wilhelm

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific



Population4.996 billion

LeaderKaiser Wilhelm
FaithThe Iron Banner

CurrencyIron Medallions
AnimalIron Wolf

The Glorious Evolution of Sthalrim is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Kaiser Wilhelm with an iron fist, and notable for its enslaved workforce, keen interest in outer space, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 4.996 billion Iron Lords 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 prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Industry are also considered important, while Welfare and Environment are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zaun. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 92.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Sthalrimian economy, worth a remarkable 2,472 trillion Iron Medallions a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 494,964 Iron Medallions, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,073,892 per year while the poor average 76,885, a ratio of 27.0 to 1.

Cutting-edge missile systems are being retrofitted to twin-prop air force biplanes, government statistics suggest 115% of the population love Kaiser Wilhelm, families are only permitted to have one child, and the government seizes the property of the recently deceased. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sthalrim's national animal is the Iron Wolf, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Iron Banner.

Sthalrim is ranked 1,263rd in the world and 24th in the South Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 13,125.42 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 154thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 200thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 282ndHighest Average Incomes: 310thLargest Insurance Industry: 346thMost Secular: 393rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 505thMost Corrupt Governments: 519thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 548thLargest Retail Industry: 565thLargest Black Market: 641stLargest Information Technology Sector: 688thMost Subsidized Industry: 766thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 785thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 818thLargest Agricultural Sector: 826thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,039thMost Influential: 1,066thMost Efficient Economies: 1,075thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,147thLowest Crime Rates: 1,180thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,263rdMost Avoided: 1,309thLargest Mining Sector: 1,396thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,527thLargest Governments: 1,770thTop
Most Developed: 2,451stSmartest Citizens: 2,709thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,159thRudest Citizens: 3,454thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,557thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,184thHighest Economic Output: 5,520thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,544thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,648thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,864thTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10,723rdHighest Poor Incomes: 16,437thMost Conservative: 17,475thMost Stationary: 19,946thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20,148th
Largest Insurance Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15th in the regionLargest Black Market: 16th in the regionMost Secular: 20th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 20th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 21st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 22nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 23rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 24th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 25th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 26th in the regionMost Avoided: 29th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 30th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 31st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 32nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 35th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 39th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 44th in the regionLargest Governments: 50th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 80th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 81st in the regionTop
Most Developed: 84th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 89th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 100th in the regionMost Influential: 106th in the regionRudest Citizens: 114th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 147th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 162nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 181st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 233rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 272nd in the regionMost Stationary: 381st in the regionTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 460th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 481st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 498th in the regionLargest Populations: 541st in the region

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