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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 400thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 457thHighest Poor Incomes: 535th
The Mont Noire Tea Kingdom of
Democratic Socialists
Force et Solidarité
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population5.167 billion

LeaderPrime Minister Elliot Pearce
FaithAfternoon Tea

AnimalBexford Deer

The Mont Noire Tea Kingdom of Gorbastan is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Prime Minister Elliot Pearce with an even hand, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, prohibition of alcohol, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 5.167 billion Gorbastanis are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Education, Administration, and Industry 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 97.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Gorbastani economy, worth a remarkable 1,599 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, Trout Farming, 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 309,464 Crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Foreign leaders' Twitcher accounts are monitored for potential threats to national security, many mayors are barely in office before being kicked out for minor parking violations, colonial citizens are forced to sing the praise of the "Great Gorbastani Liberator", and military spending is on the increase. 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 535th in the world and 11th in The East Pacific for Highest Poor Incomes, with 265,157.56 Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 400thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 457thHighest Poor Incomes: 535thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 608thMost Secular: 734thMost Armed: 1,031stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,631stMost Influential: 1,711thHighest Average Incomes: 1,806thLargest Black Market: 2,088thLargest Governments: 2,115thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 2,581stMost Developed: 3,288thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,453rdLowest Crime Rates: 3,958thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,026thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,109thSmartest Citizens: 4,340thRudest Citizens: 4,535thMost Efficient Economies: 5,227thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,562ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,113thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,265thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,303rdLongest Average Lifespans: 6,941stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,982ndLargest Welfare Programs: 7,182ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,282ndHighest Economic Output: 10,037thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 12,356thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,826thMost Inclusive: 13,255thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,184thMost Cultured: 15,482ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 15,520thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,502ndMost Stationary: 20,078thMost Income Equality: 21,402nd
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 11th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15th in the regionMost Armed: 18th in the regionMost Secular: 25th in the regionLargest Black Market: 36th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 41st in the regionLargest Governments: 51st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 65th in the regionMost Influential: 72nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 86th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 95th in the regionMost Developed: 98th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 105th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 109th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 114th in the regionRudest Citizens: 120th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 122nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 125th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 127th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 160th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 162nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 169th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 194th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 220th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 222nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 267th in the regionMost Stationary: 307th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 311th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 339th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 350th in the regionMost Cultured: 409th in the regionMost Inclusive: 437th in the regionLargest Populations: 441st in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 470th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 483rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 509th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 864th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 895th in the region

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