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The Grand Duchy of Grossschwaben

“Furchtlos und Treu”

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Location: The Alliance of Dictators

Regional Influence: Apprentice


The Grand Duchy of Grossschwaben is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Ottwald von Staufen with an iron fist, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, irreverence towards religion, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 7.475 billion Swabians 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, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Law & Order, with Defense, Industry, and Education also on the agenda, while Welfare and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hohenstaufen. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 46.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Grossschwabenian economy, worth 672 trillion Talers a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Automobile Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 89,950 Talers, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 334,317 per year while the poor average 17,005, a ratio of 19.7 to 1.

The government merely sends empty platitudes whenever natural disasters strike foreign nations, investigative journalism into politicians' misbehaviour has abruptly ended, strategic economic sectors are controlled by the state, and lending firms are subject to strict government regulations. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Grossschwaben's national animal is the Staufer Lion, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Grossschwaben is ranked 7,266th in the world and 37th in The Alliance of Dictators for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 10,473.72 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,523rdLargest Mining Sector: 7,266thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,201stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,777thTop
Largest Black Market: 13,752ndMost Primitive: 15,004thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,180thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,188thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,390thMost Stationary: 15,528thMost Influential: 18,428thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,027thMost Subsidized Industry: 22,700th
Most Primitive: 11th in the region

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