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The Marsupial Alert System of The Death Syndicate

“Friendship is the death of NationStates”

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

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The East Pacific

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The Death Syndicate

Population624 million

CapitalCemetery Hill

Currencydrake
AnimalPlague

The Marsupial Alert System of The Death Syndicate is a huge, orderly nation, remarkable for its national health service, compulsory military service, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 624 million 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, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Industry, Administration, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Environment are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cemetery Hill. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 37.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Death Syndicatean economy, worth 70.4 trillion drakes 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 frequent. Average income is an impressive 112,869 drakes, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 339,623 per year while the poor average 29,262, a ratio of 11.6 to 1.

International collectors know that a grease-stain on a work of art probably means it's passed through The Death Syndicate, no-one can foil the ambitions of Big Aluminium, shady doctors seem to have impeccable records, and the military invades any neighboring nation with the gall to criticize its policies. 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.

The Death Syndicate is ranked 4,778th in the world and 386th in The East Pacific for Most Influential, scoring 10,245 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,918thNudest: 4,028thMost Influential: 4,778thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,093rdTop
10%
Most Avoided: 8,499thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,295thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,081stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,792ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 13,373rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,069th
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Nudest: 95th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 162nd in the regionMost Avoided: 166th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 185th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 207th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 215th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 218th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 323rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 324th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 326th in the regionMost Influential: 386th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 447th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 463rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 520th in the region

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