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The Cultural Hybrid Empire of Serica-

“Omnia vincite quae non destruemus”

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

Location: Deep Storage

Regional Influence: Instigator

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The Cultural Hybrid Empire of Serica- is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Zhang Marcus with an iron fist, and notable for its public floggings, aversion to nipples, and digital currency. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 4.049 billion Sericans 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 Law & Order, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Li-Jien. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 82.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Serican economy, worth a remarkable 1,177 trillion yuns a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Retail, Uranium Mining, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 290,906 yuns, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,118,485 per year while the poor average 52,102, a ratio of 21.5 to 1.

Alcoholics are lauded as national benefactors within the halls of the Ministry of Finance, the fate of the world literally rests on Emperor Zhang Marcus's fingers, it isn't only obsequious grandees who produce a lot of manure at state occasions, and distant and obscure male relatives succeed to the Serican throne. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Serica-'s national animal is the eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Pantheonism.

Serica- is ranked 241,783rd in the world and 46th in Deep Storage for Most Armed, with 0.13 Weapons Per Person.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,051stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,292ndMost Corrupt Governments: 1,495thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,510thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,530thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,589thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,681stLargest Mining Sector: 1,821stLowest Crime Rates: 2,100thHighest Average Incomes: 2,278thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,444thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 2,625thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,834thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,038thMost Efficient Economies: 3,334thLargest Black Market: 3,393rdMost Avoided: 3,421stMost Subsidized Industry: 3,992ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,992ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,234thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,441stLargest Governments: 4,678thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,911thMost Developed: 7,042ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,324thMost Cultured: 9,598thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,760thSmartest Citizens: 10,089thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,251stMost Advanced Public Education: 11,426thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,695thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,708thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 13,426thMost Secular: 15,119thHighest Economic Output: 15,540thMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,596thHealthiest Citizens: 15,917thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,551st
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Largest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the region

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