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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,187th Most Influential: 5,735th Fattest Citizens: 6,435th
The Constitutional Monarchy of
Iron Fist Consumerists
We Drink Tea and Colonize Those Who Don't
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Great Tea Empire

Population707 million

CapitalLondon

Currencyenglish pound
Animaltea

The Constitutional Monarchy of The Great Tea Empire is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, ubiquitous missile silos, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 707 million Tea Drinkers are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of London. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 50.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Tea Drinker economy, worth 84.4 trillion english pounds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 119,346 english pounds, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 358,576 per year while the poor average 31,007, a ratio of 11.6 to 1.

The banshee wail foretells skies of death, suppression of pro-democracy protests is a daily occurrence, colonial subjects have Tea Drinker culture shoved down their throats, and expats return home to a government devoid of social and environmental agencies. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Great Tea Empire's national animal is the tea, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

The Great Tea Empire is ranked 120,262nd in the world and 5,195th in The East Pacific for Most Devout, with 9.56 Prayers Per Hour.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,187thMost Influential: 5,735thFattest Citizens: 6,435thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,777thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,885thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 9,216thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,032ndMost Corrupt Governments: 11,012thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,584thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,908thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,966thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12,345thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,569thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,121st
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 146th in the regionFattest Citizens: 150th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 167th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 215th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 249th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 249th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 251st in the regionLargest Black Market: 305th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 311th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 331st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 339th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 339th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 341st in the regionTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 388th in the regionMost Influential: 416th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 511th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 534th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 580th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 581st in the regionMost Cultured: 590th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 595th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 601st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 709th in the regionLargest Governments: 733rd in the region

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