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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 350thHighest Poor Incomes: 368thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 439th
The Anglo-Franco Tea Kingdom of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Force et Solidarité
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population4.679 billion

LeaderPrime Minister Elliot Pearce
FaithAfternoon Tea

AnimalBexford Deer

The Anglo-Franco Tea Kingdom of Gorbastan is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Prime Minister Elliot Pearce with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, compulsory military service, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 4.679 billion Gorbastanis are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Education and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Torselchester. The average income tax rate is 97.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Gorbastani economy, worth a remarkable 1,462 trillion Crowns 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, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. 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 312,569 Crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Travel bureaus double as recruiting centers for national intelligence agencies, the military recognizes no difference between male and female soldiers, the national census includes an opt-in to join the government-run dating service, and in distant lands the nation is known as a lovely place that was even better in the good old days. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Gorbastan's national animal is the Bexford Deer, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Afternoon Tea.

Gorbastan is ranked 4,173rd in the world and 110th in The East Pacific for Lowest Crime Rates, with 112.87 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 350thHighest Poor Incomes: 368thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 439thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 535thMost Secular: 694thMost Armed: 1,037thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,326thMost Influential: 1,604thHighest Average Incomes: 1,727thLargest Black Market: 1,953rdTop
Largest Governments: 2,307thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,803rdMost Corrupt Governments: 3,243rdMost Advanced Public Education: 3,295thMost Developed: 3,421stLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,573rdLowest Crime Rates: 4,173rdSmartest Citizens: 4,683rdMost Subsidized Industry: 5,704thMost Efficient Economies: 6,009thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,137thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,163rdLongest Average Lifespans: 7,042ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,179thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,763rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,596thTop
Highest Economic Output: 10,882ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 10,914thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,116thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,277thMost Inclusive: 12,773rdMost Income Equality: 12,782ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,636thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,046thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 17,355thMost Cultured: 17,407thLargest Mining Sector: 20,634th
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 10th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14th in the regionMost Armed: 20th in the regionMost Secular: 24th in the regionLargest Black Market: 36th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 38th in the regionLargest Governments: 57th in the regionMost Influential: 65th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 67th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 76th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 86th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 87th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 97th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 98th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 109th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 110th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 127th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 127th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 153rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 162nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 169th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 191st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 201st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 206th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 248th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 310th in the regionMost Stationary: 328th in the regionMost Inclusive: 378th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 385th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 434th in the regionMost Cultured: 435th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 475th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 492nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 519th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 601st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 636th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 670th in the regionMost Income Equality: 737th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 829th in the region

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