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The Sovereign Group of Companies of Glanst

“Το δίκαιον ουκ άλλο τι ή του κρείττονος ξυμφέρον.”

Category: Corporate Bordello
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Location: The North Pacific

Regional Influence: Minnow


The Sovereign Group of Companies of Glanst is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its deadly medical pandemics, pith helmet sales, and vat-grown people. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 694 million Glanstonians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Shareholders' City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 15.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Glanstian economy, worth 119 trillion Atoms a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 172,039 Atoms, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 511,530 per year while the poor average 45,363, a ratio of 11.3 to 1.

Farmers are complaining that the buzzing and the sparks from the nearby MagRail are blighting their crops, excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside, new urban roads are threatening city parks, and the election for Leader's office's janitor is heating up. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Glanst's national animal is the corporate shark, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Glanst is ranked 199,508th in the world and 8,700th in The North Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring -397.14 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 203rdRudest Citizens: 1,521stTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,156thMost Armed: 2,198thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,121stFattest Citizens: 3,229thMost Avoided: 3,355thLargest Retail Industry: 3,609thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,812thMost Influential: 5,996thMost Efficient Economies: 6,142ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,864thHighest Crime Rates: 6,868thLargest Gambling Industry: 6,935thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,676thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,975thLargest Mining Sector: 9,236thHighest Average Incomes: 9,432ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,912thMost Secular: 9,944thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,334thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 11,261stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,268thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,768thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13,129thSmartest Citizens: 13,611thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,964thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,073rdMost Pro-Market: 19,872ndMost Inclusive: 19,983rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 20,606th
Most Armed: 70th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 85th in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 96th in the regionMost Avoided: 108th in the regionFattest Citizens: 108th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 109th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 158th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 185th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 203rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 219th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 253rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 270th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 331st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 339th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 345th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 400th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 403rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 444th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 459th in the regionTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 481st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 487th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 514th in the regionMost Secular: 536th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 565th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 593rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 644th in the regionLargest Black Market: 727th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 733rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 735th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 768th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 782nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 897th in the region

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