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The Thedian Protectorate of SwordandShield1

“Mission Accomplished”

Category: Father Knows Best State
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Location: Artificial Solar System

Regional Influence: Minnow


The Thedian Protectorate of SwordandShield1 is a massive, orderly nation, renowned for its avant-garde cinema, keen interest in outer space, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.015 billion SwordandShield1ians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 52.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming SwordandShield1ian economy, worth 374 trillion dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is 93,353 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Police and sick people alike fear the Day of Rest as all institutions are forced to shut down, Leader claims tax rises are the result of 'curses', the steaks are too high for ambassadors to butcher foreign relationships, and armed police are cracking down on untaxed collectable-card-trading in local junior schools. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. SwordandShield1's national animal is the parrot, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

SwordandShield1 is ranked 35,961st in the world and 169th in Artificial Solar System for Highest Poor Incomes, with 53,617.89 Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,320thTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 4,042ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,895thLargest Mining Sector: 5,965thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,771stMost Rebellious Youth: 8,812thMost Devout: 10,416thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,481stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,594thLargest Black Market: 12,863rdTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 15,738thMost Corrupt Governments: 20,351stMost Valuable International Artwork: 25,344th
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 18th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 25th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 32nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 33rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 46th in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 49th in the regionMost Devout: 80th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 83rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 105th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 135th in the regionLargest Black Market: 147th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 169th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 177th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 214th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 222nd in the regionTop
Most Avoided: 252nd in the regionMost Cultured: 271st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 291st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 296th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 376th in the regionMost Patriotic: 419th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 443rd in the regionLargest Governments: 462nd in the region

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