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The Empire of The Etherian Horde

“For The Horde!”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Location: the West Pacific

Regional Influence: Minnow

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The Empire of The Etherian Horde is a massive, efficient nation, notable for its soft-spoken computers, public floggings, and flagrant waste-dumping. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.269 billion Etherian Hordeans 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 relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Industry also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Fright Zone. The average income tax rate is 65.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Etherian Hordean economy, worth 583 trillion Ration Bars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 257,197 Ration Bars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Historic buildings are being demolished to allow for road-widening in the city centre, citizens are deployed to barren deserts to protect small territorial claims, the government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster, and hammer and sickle-wielding space marines are such stuff that dreams are made on. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Etherian Horde's national animal is the Pooka, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

The Etherian Horde is ranked 142,723rd in the world and 3,995th in the West Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 1,193.15 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Patriotic: 516thLargest Mining Sector: 747thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,142ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,446thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,724thMost Armed: 1,760thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,527thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 2,625thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,764thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,223rdHighest Average Incomes: 3,627thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,677thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,698thMost Avoided: 4,115thLargest Black Market: 5,428thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,766thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,768thLowest Crime Rates: 7,557thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,560thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,036thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,643rdLongest Average Lifespans: 12,063rdTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 13,296thSmartest Citizens: 13,611thMost Developed: 13,753rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,962ndLargest Governments: 14,756thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,312thLargest Insurance Industry: 15,364thMost Authoritarian: 21,275thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 23,242ndMost Secular: 23,886th
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Most Patriotic: 10th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionMost Armed: 23rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 26th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 30th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 43rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 53rd in the regionMost Avoided: 56th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 57th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 59th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 64th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 72nd in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 80th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 80th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 104th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 115th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 133rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 137th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 150th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 206th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 246th in the regionLargest Governments: 248th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 265th in the regionMost Developed: 267th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 272nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 284th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 383rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 443rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 447th in the regionMost Secular: 475th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 490th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 500th in the regionMost Stationary: 594th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 625th in the regionMost Inclusive: 646th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 702nd in the regionLargest Populations: 715th in the region

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