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The Empire of M U R F

“Per Bellum Aedificabatur”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Location: New Normandy

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

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The Empire of M U R F is a huge, orderly nation, ruled by Ronald Drake with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, keen interest in outer space, and hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 848 million Murfs 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, Education, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Drakeville. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 35.5%.

The very strong Murfian economy, worth 63.0 trillion Units a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Woodchip Exports, and Information Technology. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 74,276 Units, with the richest citizens earning 6.9 times as much as the poorest.

Soldiers have a preference for fire-and-forget payloads, it is illegal to brush crumbs off your clothing outdoors, drowning sailors are hung out to dry, and pawn shop reality shows dominate basic cable. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. M U R F's national animal is the Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

M U R F is ranked 29,057th in the world and 3rd in New Normandy for Most Extreme, scoring 29.64 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,487thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,780thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,788thMost Conservative: 11,082ndMost Authoritarian: 11,451stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,379thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,574thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 15,165thLargest Retail Industry: 15,449thMost Corrupt Governments: 16,216thMost Avoided: 16,438th

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