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The Republic of Abslandia

“Free men are not equal, equal men are not free”

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

Location: The Western Isles

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The Republic of Abslandia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Mordecai Vergoossen with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 13.768 billion Abslandians 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 relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Industry and Education are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ravenholm. The average income tax rate is 88.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Abslandian economy, worth a remarkable 8,918 trillion Lire a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Retail. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is a breathtaking 647,793 Lire, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Renaissance frescos are being chiselled off public walls, builders across Abslandia are blocked up with orders for new public loos, holiday-makers leave on the same clandestine boats that illegal immigrants arrive in, and the fire brigade often deal with cases of burnt toast. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Abslandia's national animal is the Austral Penguin, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Abslandia is ranked 2,019th in the world and 5th in The Western Isles for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 7,623.13 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 68thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 105thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 112thMost Scientifically Advanced: 121stHighest Average Incomes: 127thLargest Black Market: 194thHighest Poor Incomes: 220thMost Subsidized Industry: 251stLargest Mining Sector: 252ndMost Efficient Economies: 273rdMost Secular: 317thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 339thMost Avoided: 399thFattest Citizens: 429thMost Corrupt Governments: 450thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 465thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 474thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 559thMost Armed: 572ndMost Patriotic: 697thLargest Retail Industry: 815thHighest Economic Output: 821stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 829thLargest Insurance Industry: 900thSmartest Citizens: 1,105thLargest Governments: 1,400thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,510thRudest Citizens: 1,704thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,807thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,019thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,074thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,385thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,869thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,224thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,080thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,574thMost Influential: 8,619thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,233rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,334thLowest Crime Rates: 12,162ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 13,383rdTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 19,120thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20,122ndMost Conservative: 20,875thLargest Populations: 23,276th
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Highest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionMost Patriotic: 3rd in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8th in the regionRudest Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 11th in the regionTop
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Most Conservative: 18th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 23rd in the regionLargest Populations: 25th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 26th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 29th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 30th in the region

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 12 » Lesva, Chasia, Solaryia, Laeden, Aeteros, Dormill and Stiura, Veleste, Hosavan, Swedesttanossa, The United Partitions, Miklania, and Aizcona.