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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.

Sterulia is ranked 28,146th in the world and 1,349th in The North Pacific for Smartest Citizens, with 50.75 quips per hour.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,066thTop
Most Influential: 3,232ndMost Patriotic: 4,907thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,693rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,572ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,928thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,125thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,341stTop
Most Cultured: 14,706thMost Devout: 16,242ndMost Corrupt Governments: 16,705thHighest Average Incomes: 17,517thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,110thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,892ndMost Developed: 20,772ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 22,945thMost Advanced Public Transport: 24,943rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 25,285thLargest Black Market: 25,332ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 25,710th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 192nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 199th in the regionMost Patriotic: 214th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 235th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 432nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 445th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 467th in the regionMost Devout: 481st in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 684th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 694th in the regionMost Cultured: 745th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 761st in the regionMost Armed: 816th in the regionMost Influential: 833rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 880th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 998th in the regionMost Developed: 1,049th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,052nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,073rd in the regionLargest Governments: 1,178th in the region

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