The Dominion of Sterulia
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Location: The North Pacific
Regional Influence: Shoeshiner
The Dominion of Sterulia is a huge, orderly nation, notable for its flagrant waste-dumping, triple-decker prams, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 705 million Sterulians 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 is dominated by the Department of Defense, with Education, Healthcare, and Industry also on the agenda, while International Aid receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fenwick. The average income tax rate is 59.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Sterulian economy, worth 100 trillion Crowns a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 142,664 Crowns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.
Shivering secretaries type letters under torrential downpours in open-roof offices, shady doctors seem to have impeccable records, the restriction that you must be over 1.1 metres tall to ride a carnotaurus has recently been waived, and shouting contests are an important part of government job interviews. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sterulia's national animal is the Elk, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Sterulia, shouting contests are an important part of government job interviews.
- : Following new legislation in Sterulia, the restriction that you must be over 1.1 metres tall to ride a carnotaurus has recently been waived.
- : Following new legislation in Sterulia, shady doctors seem to have impeccable records.
- : Following new legislation in Sterulia, shivering secretaries type letters under torrential downpours in open-roof offices.
- : Sterulia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
- : Following new legislation in Sterulia, vehicle strikes into low bridges are on the increase.
- : Following new legislation in Sterulia, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept.
- : Following new legislation in Sterulia, eight-year-olds can be seen lighting up in public areas.
- : Following new legislation in Sterulia, the nation's atlases tend to go out of date every few weeks.
- : Sterulia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
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