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The Dictatorship of Estarets

“Life to Serve”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
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Unheard Of
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Location: The Black Hawks

Regional Influence: Sprat


The Dictatorship of Estarets is a huge, orderly nation, notable for its avowedly heterosexual populace, keen interest in outer space, and prohibition of alcohol. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 567 million Estaretcians 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, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order and Administration are also considered important, while Environment and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Estarets City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 61.8%.

The powerhouse Estaretcian economy, worth 65.5 trillion Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 115,568 Dollars, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 656,324 per year while the poor average 9,927, a ratio of 66.1 to 1.

The nationalistic national anthem inspires citizens to literally spit at foreigners, caps with skulls on them are the height of fashion, the optimally efficient parking strategy for business commuters is referred to as the "traveling salesman problem", and funding for education has been redirected into the military. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Estarets's national animal is the dolphin, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Estarets is ranked 58,553rd in the world and 125th in The Black Hawks for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 4,221.13 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Most Secular: 3,024thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,213thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,891stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,648thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,932ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,414thMost Avoided: 7,543rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,654thLargest Retail Industry: 11,624thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 12,363rdMost Conservative: 16,786thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 18,734th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 14th in the regionMost Secular: 16th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 22nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 24th in the region

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