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The Dominion of Root

“Root is God”

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

Location: The Cuckoos Egg

Regional Influence: Dealmaker

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The Dominion of Root is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Guru with an iron fist, and remarkable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, compulsory vegetarianism, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 20.412 billion Rootians 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 enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Codebase. The average income tax rate is 76.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Rootian economy, worth a remarkable 2,696 trillion Euros a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, fairly diversified black market in Uranium Mining, Furniture Restoration, Arms Manufacturing, and Basket Weaving. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 132,087 Euros, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Children are encouraged to fail at school so as not to appear too enlightened, emigrants arrive on foreign shores with nothing but pocket sand, a full moon at night lets economists sleep tight, and police officers have nearly cracked a major underage astronomy syndicate. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Root's national animal is the Penguin, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is CodeGods.

Root is ranked 97,107th in the world and 14th in The Cuckoos Egg for Highest Drug Use, scoring 74 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Largest Black Market: 1,792ndMost Subsidized Industry: 2,039thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,135thMost Primitive: 2,416thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,506thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,311thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,643rdHighest Economic Output: 6,602ndMost Corrupt Governments: 6,648thMost Avoided: 6,663rdNudest: 7,115thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,227thLargest Mining Sector: 8,323rdMost Efficient Economies: 9,904thLargest Populations: 9,905thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,633rdTop
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Most Secular: 13,298thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,618thHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,547thMost Influential: 19,351stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20,258thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20,705thHighest Average Incomes: 20,888thLargest Governments: 21,680thHighest Poor Incomes: 22,561stMost Valuable International Artwork: 23,250thMost Stationary: 23,345th
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Most Primitive: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the region

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