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The Armed Reich of Svarttjern

“Service guarantees citizenship.”

Category: Father Knows Best State
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Location: the Rejected Realms

Regional Influence: Zero


The Armed Reich of Svarttjern is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Reichsführer Gunnar Siggurdson with an iron fist, and notable for its pith helmet sales, ubiquitous missile silos, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 21.598 billion Svarttjernians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The tiny, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Healthcare, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Spirituality and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Heimdal. The average income tax rate is 7.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Svarttjernian economy, worth a remarkable 4,060 trillion Reichsmarks a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Automobile Manufacturing, and Gambling. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 187,995 Reichsmarks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Toy versions of heroin paraphernalia let kids pretend to be their favourite TV characters, advertisers are struggling to make water sound cool to a twitchy public, pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves, and children who can't memorize their multiplication tables are sent to the mines. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Svarttjern's national animal is the raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is agnosticism.

Svarttjern is ranked 2,985th in the world and 92nd in the Rejected Realms for Highest Economic Output, with 4,060 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Manufacturing Sector: 391stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 403rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 528thMost Armed: 1,203rdMost Influential: 1,402ndLargest Gambling Industry: 1,525thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,183rdTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 2,696thLargest Black Market: 2,766thHighest Economic Output: 2,985thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,447thMost Secular: 4,912thLargest Populations: 6,278thHealthiest Citizens: 6,607thRudest Citizens: 6,766thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,768thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,886thHighest Average Incomes: 8,063rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,976thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,445thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,365thTop
Best Weather: 12,850thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,254thMost Cultured: 13,519thSmartest Citizens: 13,792ndMost Developed: 17,460thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22,432nd
Most Influential: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionMost Armed: 37th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 67th in the regionTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 80th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 92nd in the regionLargest Populations: 111th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 130th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 148th in the regionMost Secular: 155th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 159th in the regionLargest Black Market: 163rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 175th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 185th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 198th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 255th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 259th in the regionMost Cultured: 291st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 292nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 293rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 296th in the regionBest Weather: 321st in the regionMost Developed: 364th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 369th in the regionTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 460th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 656th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 704th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 8 » Chicken Cutlet, Azgoghk, Scarsaw, Zealith, Prodstrazka, Northern Great Republic, Greater German Texas, and Tromheim.