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The Dominion of Trionittern

“Parva sub ingenti”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Outlawed
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Negotiator

Location: Riskivilization

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Trionittern

Population3.705 billion

CapitalHarbor
LeaderElsa Bradford

CurrencyKrone
AnimalHawksbill Sea turtle

The Dominion of Trionittern is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Elsa Bradford with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, punitive income tax rates, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.705 billion Trions 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Harbor. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 66.1%.

The strong Trionitternian economy, worth 264 trillion Kroner a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Furniture Restoration, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is 71,348 Kroner, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 437,105 per year while the poor average 5,111, a ratio of 85.5 to 1.

Warning signs caution Trions where they may fall off 'the edge of the world', it's entirely possible foreign diplomats misheard when Trionittern offered the words "peace be upon you", pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves, and Trionittern has taken the radical step of electing its future leaders. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Trionittern's national animal is the Hawksbill Sea turtle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Trionittern is ranked 99,189th in the world and 4th in Riskivilization for Most Developed, scoring 55.69 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Conservative: 2,842ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 3,586thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,987thMost Avoided: 6,785thMost Devout: 7,178thMost Primitive: 7,266thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,602ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,841stTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 11,107thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,251stLargest Black Market: 13,291stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,728thMost Corrupt Governments: 19,689thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20,523rd
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Most Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the region

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