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The Yodles Card Puppet of Jem Finch

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

Location: The Region That Has No Big Banks

Regional Influence: Sprat

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The Yodles Card Puppet of Jem Finch is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Yodle with an iron fist, and remarkable for its enslaved workforce, vat-grown people, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 5.111 billion Finches 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 Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Yodle City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 44.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Finch economy, worth 601 trillion Gold Coins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 117,708 Gold Coins, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 721,125 per year while the poor average 8,432, a ratio of 85.5 to 1.

Former stunt pilots are unable to pass the licence test to fly a drone, children are encouraged to fail at school so as not to appear too enlightened, years of counter-terrorism planning are foiled by small details, and major cities are suffering under water rationing. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Jem Finch's national animal is the Zombie, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities, and its national religion is Yodlism.

Jem Finch is ranked 17,510th in the world and 1st in The Region That Has No Big Banks for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 85.51 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 590thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3,370thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,163rdTop
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Largest Black Market: 13,001stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,292ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,259thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14,733rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,083rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 17,510thMost Efficient Economies: 17,534thHighest Disposable Incomes: 18,626thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,867thMost Developed: 20,200thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,604thMost Corrupt Governments: 21,017thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 23,592nd
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8th in the regionMost Conservative: 9th in the region

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