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Largest Insurance Industry: 769thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,186thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,632nd
The Glorious Gold Dictatorship of
Corporate Police State Entrepreneurial Freedom Zone
The world looks better from the bottom of a boot
Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Controlitia

Population10.819 billion

CapitalSargobad
LeaderThe Tyrant Grande
FaithTyrantism

CurrencyPuff of Air
AnimalCorpse

The Glorious Gold Dictatorship of Controlitia is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by The Tyrant Grande with an iron fist, and remarkable for its enslaved workforce, smutty television, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 10.819 billion Contrae are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The tiny, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sargobad. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 2.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Tyrantized economy, worth a remarkable 2,175 trillion Puffs of Air a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 201,085 Puffs of Air, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,326,685 per year while the poor average 11,804, a ratio of 112 to 1.

Wanting a better life for your child is prohibited by a clause in the criminal code, former bars are desperately trying to re-brand themselves as cafés, competing private ambulances racing to be the first to traffic accidents are a major cause of road accidents, and the practice of capital punishment proves divisive. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force. Controlitia's national animal is the Corpse, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Tyrantism.

Controlitia is ranked 22,309th in the world and 143rd in 10000 Islands for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 5,357.93 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 769thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,186thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,632ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,683rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,826thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,431stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,529thLargest Mining Sector: 2,604thMost Avoided: 3,410thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3,530thLargest Retail Industry: 5,206thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,515thHighest Average Incomes: 6,649thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,767thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,347thHighest Economic Output: 7,527thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,146thLowest Crime Rates: 9,756thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,852ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,077thLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,558thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 12,943rdMost Conservative: 13,128thMost Efficient Economies: 14,073rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,191stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,094thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 18,790thMost Devout: 20,227thMost Extreme: 20,587thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 20,681stMost Pro-Market: 21,079thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 22,309thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 22,408th
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Largest Insurance Industry: 11th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 14th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 19th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionMost Extreme: 22nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 23rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 23rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 26th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 31st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 33rd in the regionMost Avoided: 35th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 46th in the regionMost Conservative: 51st in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 62nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 64th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 77th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 78th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 90th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 98th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 100th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 103rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 110th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 110th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Controlitia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • : Controlitia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • : Controlitia lodged a message on the 10000 Islands Regional Message Board.
  • : Controlitia lodged a message on the 10000 Islands Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Controlitia, the practice of capital punishment proves divisive.
  • : Following new legislation in Controlitia, competing private ambulances racing to be the first to traffic accidents are a major cause of road accidents.
  • : Following new legislation in Controlitia, former bars are desperately trying to re-brand themselves as cafés.
  • : Controlitia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • : Controlitia lodged a message on the 10000 Islands Regional Message Board.
  • : Controlitia lodged a message on the 10000 Islands Regional Message Board.

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