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The Garthful Garthing Garthers of Elegarth

“Ho ho ho! The most wonderful time of the year!”

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

Location: the West Pacific

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

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The Garthful Garthing Garthers of Elegarth is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by SantaGarth with an iron fist, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, enslaved workforce, and ritual sacrifices. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 21.836 billion Draconians 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 juggles the competing demands of Industry, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of North Pole. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 79.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Draconic economy, worth a remarkable 5,208 trillion Elves a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Uranium Mining, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 238,526 Elves, with the richest citizens earning 5.4 times as much as the poorest.

Courses in how to boil water are popular for formerly microwave-reliant Draconians, SantaGarth lights cigars with a hundred-Elf bill, the roads are virtually falling apart, and the military refers to helpless combatants offering surrender as "sitting ducks". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Elegarth's national animal is the Reindeer, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Bahamuth Faith.

Elegarth is ranked 6,140th in the world and 46th in the West Pacific for Largest Populations, with 21.8 billion Capita.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 34thLargest Black Market: 368thLargest Mining Sector: 425thMost Subsidized Industry: 845thMost Corrupt Governments: 992ndLargest Insurance Industry: 1,146thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,623rdHighest Economic Output: 1,930thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,676thMost Efficient Economies: 3,422ndHighest Average Incomes: 4,017thMost Avoided: 5,936thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,028thLargest Populations: 6,140thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,161stNudest: 7,894thLargest Retail Industry: 8,204thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,380thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,763rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,837thTop
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Largest Governments: 11,993rdMost Influential: 12,058thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,817thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,536thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,316thMost Secular: 17,495thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,552ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,033rdHealthiest Citizens: 19,240thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,403rd
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 11th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 13th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 16th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 19th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 30th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 37th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 39th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 44th in the regionLargest Populations: 46th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 68th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 85th in the regionMost Avoided: 103rd in the regionNudest: 109th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 114th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 117th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 130th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 167th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 203rd in the regionLargest Governments: 222nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 236th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 265th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 297th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 302nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 307th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 343rd in the regionMost Influential: 367th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 390th in the regionMost Secular: 392nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 438th in the regionMost Developed: 552nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 582nd in the region

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