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The Germanic Territories of The Death Syndicate

“Its money or funny, where the funny you going boom” Governor Alberecht Fahrbach

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Rare
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific

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The Death Syndicate

Population2.557 billion

CapitalCemetery Hill
LeaderGovernor Alberecht Fahrbach
FaithCult of Sacrifice

CurrencyKrone
AnimalPlague

The Germanic Territories of The Death Syndicate is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Governor Alberecht Fahrbach with an iron fist, and notable for its public floggings, complete lack of prisons, and vat-grown people. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.557 billion Death Syndicate Members 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 Law & Order, Industry, and Education are also considered important, while Environment and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cemetery Hill. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 60.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Death Syndicatean economy, worth 653 trillion Kroner a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 255,589 Kroner, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,044,741 per year while the poor average 41,397, a ratio of 25.2 to 1.

Diplomats shake hands with their right and hide a poison dagger in their left, a new "thought police" branch is being developed, the government is well known for declaring war on other countries for suspected slights, and police spend their Saturday nights breaking up illegal street races. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Death Syndicate's national animal is the Plague, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Cult of Sacrifice.

The Death Syndicate is ranked 44,040th in the world and 1,690th in The East Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 3,567.19 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 739thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,081stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,436thMost Armed: 1,476thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,507thMost Influential: 1,790thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,071stTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 2,100thLargest Mining Sector: 2,320thMost Avoided: 2,583rdLargest Insurance Industry: 2,849thHighest Average Incomes: 3,195thLargest Black Market: 3,504thFattest Citizens: 3,909thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,440thNudest: 6,237thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,271stHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,275thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,647thLargest Retail Industry: 6,779thMost Efficient Economies: 6,982ndMost Subsidized Industry: 9,042ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,079thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,523rdRudest Citizens: 10,139thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10,150thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 10,822ndLargest Governments: 11,078thLowest Crime Rates: 11,229thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,612thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,074thMost Secular: 15,130thMost Developed: 17,803rdSmartest Citizens: 17,940thMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,329thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20,736th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 24th in the regionMost Armed: 31st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 33rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 35th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 35th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 42nd in the regionMost Avoided: 43rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 50th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 67th in the regionLargest Black Market: 68th in the regionFattest Citizens: 85th in the regionMost Influential: 86th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 108th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 136th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 138th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 166th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 167th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 173rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 181st in the regionNudest: 202nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 249th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 252nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 259th in the regionRudest Citizens: 260th in the regionLargest Governments: 261st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 309th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 332nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 376th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 393rd in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 473rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 474th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 476th in the regionMost Developed: 508th in the regionMost Secular: 510th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 543rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 579th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 671st in the regionMost Stationary: 699th in the region

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