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The Dominion of Urthland

“You are your own success.”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population7 billion

CapitalUrthland City
LeaderSupreme Emperor Bixby Phideaux Mars

AnimalTriple-headed Cobra

The Dominion of Urthland is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Supreme Emperor Bixby Phideaux Mars with an iron fist, and renowned for its state-planned economy, anti-smoking policies, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 7 billion Urthlandians 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 government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Urthland City. The average income tax rate is 74.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Urthlandian economy, worth 682 trillion talismans a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Tourism. Average income is 97,490 talismans, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Male cubicle workers stand up every time a woman enters the room, knitters are arrested for carrying needles in their bags, frightened witnesses and seriously ill jurors wear the same handcuffs as the defendant, and the canal flows through the land like a twisty turny thing. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Urthland's national animal is the Triple-headed Cobra, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Urthland is ranked 133,833rd in the world and 5,567th in The North Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 820.3 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,461stTop
Most Influential: 2,493rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,258thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,261stSafest: 7,404thLowest Crime Rates: 10,258thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 12,292ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,032ndMost Developed: 14,970thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,879thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,463rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,991stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,152ndHealthiest Citizens: 20,364thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 20,837thMost Beautiful Environments: 21,042ndMost Corrupt Governments: 22,144thHighest Average Tax Rates: 23,020thLargest Governments: 23,555th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 153rd in the regionSafest: 428th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 454th in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 531st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 559th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 627th in the regionMost Developed: 844th in the regionMost Influential: 861st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 898th in the regionLargest Populations: 907th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 928th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 943rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 952nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 956th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 989th in the region

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