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The Corporate Theocracy of The Merry Christmas

“Santa is Watching”

Category: Corporate Police State
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Powerbroker

Location: The Arctic

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The Merry Christmas

Population21.723 billion

CapitalChristmas Town
LeaderSanta
FaithChristmas Spirit

Currencydollar
Animalreindeer

The Corporate Theocracy of The Merry Christmas is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Santa with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, public floggings, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 21.723 billion Christmasites are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Industry, Law & Order, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Christmas Town. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Christmas economy, worth a remarkable 7,881 trillion dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and dominated by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 362,806 dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,729,577 per year while the poor average 44,724, a ratio of 38.7 to 1.

Celebrity foodies are biting a huge chunk out of the government budget, the government is outsourcing itself, only the rich can afford the latest medical innovations, and this year's hottest seller is plenary indulgence. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. The Merry Christmas's national animal is the reindeer, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Christmas Spirit.

The Merry Christmas is ranked 197,802nd in the world and 6th in The Arctic for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector, scoring -6.59 on the Charon Conveyancy Index.

Top
1%
Largest Retail Industry: 6thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 113thLargest Insurance Industry: 150thMost Avoided: 254thFattest Citizens: 279thMost Devout: 280thMost Corrupt Governments: 298thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 316thMost Efficient Economies: 335thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 341stHighest Disposable Incomes: 348thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 368thLargest Agricultural Sector: 531stLargest Mining Sector: 553rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 662ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 746thHighest Economic Output: 759thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 846thHighest Average Incomes: 1,088thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,182ndLargest Gambling Industry: 1,368thTop
5%
Most Subsidized Industry: 2,355thRudest Citizens: 2,433rdLowest Crime Rates: 2,598thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,909thLargest Populations: 5,576thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,800thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,275thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,527thMost Stationary: 7,568thLargest Black Market: 10,609thLargest Governments: 11,003rdTop
10%
Most Influential: 13,166thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,911thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20,530th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Merry Christmas lodged a message on the The Arctic Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in The Merry Christmas, this year's hottest seller is plenary indulgence.
  • : The Merry Christmas lodged a message on the The Arctic Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in The Merry Christmas, only the rich can afford the latest medical innovations.
  • : Following new legislation in The Merry Christmas, the government is outsourcing itself.
  • : Following new legislation in The Merry Christmas, celebrity foodies are biting a huge chunk out of the government budget.
  • : Following new legislation in The Merry Christmas, most pop videos prominently feature the Christmas flag.
  • : Following new legislation in The Merry Christmas, Santa's exquisite office door is replaced monthly due to angry petitioners.
  • : Following new legislation in The Merry Christmas, epileptic patients switch their medications to whichever has a 'buy one get one free' offer.
  • : Following new legislation in The Merry Christmas, visitors to the famed rainforests are instead taken to vast furniture factories.

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