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The Most Serene Holy Empire of Nargothond

“Le nallon si di'nguruthos”

Category: Corporate Police State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Location: Wintreath

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The Most Serene Holy Empire of Nargothond is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Lord Ecthelion Felagund with an iron fist, and remarkable for its parental licensing program, anti-smoking policies, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 16.34 billion Nargothondians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Education and Industry also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of FOR SALE. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Nargothondian economy, worth a remarkable 5,779 trillion Elven Pounds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 353,700 Elven Pounds, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,308,775 per year while the poor average 3,234, a ratio of 1,022 to 1.

Exam halls are littered with used needles and empty pill bottles, heavily-armed commandos play rock-paper-scissors over whether to execute criminals and foreign visitors, Nargothondian scientists are mixing chewing tobacco with bacon flavouring in an attempt to craft the perfect male snack, and every day has been a surprise since weather reporters turned to consulting ancient totems for their seven-day forecasts. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Nargothond's national animal is the Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is WORSHIP YOUR EMPEROR YOU SLAVES.

Nargothond is ranked 310th in the world and 1st in Wintreath for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 23,992.74 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 30thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 174thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 310thFattest Citizens: 319thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 410thHighest Disposable Incomes: 429thMost Scientifically Advanced: 502ndLargest Insurance Industry: 553rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 561stMost Avoided: 597thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 632ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 670thMost Secular: 857thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 932ndLargest Mining Sector: 973rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,012thHighest Average Incomes: 1,444thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,475thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,596thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,605thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,648thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,903rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,008thHighest Economic Output: 2,018thMost Efficient Economies: 2,420thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,128thRudest Citizens: 3,792ndLargest Retail Industry: 4,615thSmartest Citizens: 5,299thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,470thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,789thLowest Crime Rates: 7,365thLargest Governments: 9,570thMost Patriotic: 11,716thTop
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Most Armed: 15,412thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 15,615thMost Stationary: 16,738thLargest Black Market: 16,911thLargest Populations: 18,067thMost Influential: 18,981stMost Subsidized Industry: 23,604thMost Advanced Public Education: 24,862nd
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionRudest Citizens: 12th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 17th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 21st in the regionLargest Black Market: 22nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 23rd in the regionLargest Populations: 23rd in the regionMost Armed: 25th in the regionLargest Governments: 29th in the regionMost Stationary: 29th in the regionMost Patriotic: 31st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 35th in the region

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