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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,432ndHighest Crime Rates: 1,517thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,462nd
The Deer Hunters of
Corporate Bordello Patriotic Business Zone
One shot is what it's all about.
Influence
Truckler
Communications Director
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Sedge

Population23.316 billion

LeaderSedge

CurrencyDollar
AnimalDeer

The Deer Hunters of The Sedge is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Sedge with a fair hand, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, complete lack of prisons, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 23.316 billion Sedgeans are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The minute, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3.8%.

The all-consuming Sedgean economy, worth a remarkable 1,927 trillion Dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Woodchip Exports, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 82,673 Dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 422,605 per year while the poor average 8,894, a ratio of 47.5 to 1.

Sedge can often be found attempting to coax random citizens' cats down from trees, fast-food chefs regularly win Health Innovation Awards for spitting on burgers, saying "don't do anything that Sedge wouldn't do" doesn't exclude a great deal, and bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. The Sedge's national animal is the Deer, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

The Sedge is ranked 25,251st in the world and 5th in Founderless for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 4,624.68 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,432ndHighest Crime Rates: 1,517thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,462ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,607thRudest Citizens: 3,212thFattest Citizens: 3,481stMost Armed: 4,150thMost Avoided: 4,736thLargest Retail Industry: 5,158thLargest Populations: 5,177thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,610thHighest Economic Output: 8,734thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,021stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,170thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,443rdTop
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Most Pro-Market: 19,872ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20,658thLargest Insurance Industry: 22,652ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 23,998th
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Rudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionMost Avoided: 5th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 5th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Sedge was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate.
  • : The Sedge's influence in Founderless rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
  • : The Sedge was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sedge, bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sedge, saying "don't do anything that Sedge wouldn't do" doesn't exclude a great deal.
  • : The Sedge was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate and the Top 10% for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sedge, fast-food chefs regularly win Health Innovation Awards for spitting on burgers.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sedge, Sedge can often be found attempting to coax random citizens' cats down from trees.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sedge, couples are discouraged from marrying until they can rank their partner on a scale of one to ten.
  • : Following new legislation in The Sedge, nude art is becoming wildly popular.

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