The country is fundamentally 'owned' by the magic arms and technology corperation, TriCore Dynamics, who moved swifty post Fall to recruit the Parisian Helfire Club members onto it's board or into it's employ and appropriate the authority of The Directorate (and it's name, reducing it to to no more then a puppet organisation).
Vitesse ('speed', speed force cycle riding thief and mercenary)
Agent Lennox, S.H.I.E.L.D
Roulette, Black Water
Lex Luthor (Massdriver)