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The Will of The Chariot

“The stars adorn, the moon atop, the world within.”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
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Regional Influence: Dealmaker

Location: 3 Guys


The Chariot

Population3.231 billion

CapitalThe Seat
LeaderThe Will


The Will of The Chariot is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by The Will with an even hand, and renowned for its rampant corporate plagiarism, public floggings, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 3.231 billion Willed are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry and Education are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Seat. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Willful economy, worth 462 trillion cards a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Soda Sales, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 143,122 cards, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 719,915 per year while the poor average 15,902, a ratio of 45.3 to 1.

Young soldiers are shocked to discover there are no 'safe spaces' on a battlefield, the automotive industry soaks up huge government handouts, the military recognizes no difference between male and female soldiers, and drivers regularly pull over for nonexistent police cars. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Chariot's national animal is the sphinx, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Willpower.

The Chariot is ranked 1,515th in the world and 1st in 3 Guys for Highest Crime Rates, with 39.3 Crimes Per Hour.

Highest Crime Rates: 1,515thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,603rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,657thFattest Citizens: 1,823rdTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,158thMost Armed: 2,759thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,792ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,198thMost Avoided: 3,225thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,350thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,419thRudest Citizens: 3,462ndLargest Retail Industry: 4,439thLargest Insurance Industry: 5,165thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,601stMost Corrupt Governments: 9,946thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 12,586thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,886thMost Rebellious Youth: 14,197thHighest Average Incomes: 15,058thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 17,326thHighest Drug Use: 18,026thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,142ndMost Pro-Market: 18,237th

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