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Most Valuable International Artwork: 866thMost Ignorant Citizens: 3,807thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,178th
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Torsein

Population3.805 billion

CurrencyGold
AnimalEagle

The United Socialist States of Torsein is a massive, cultured nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, avowedly heterosexual populace, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 3.805 billion Torseinians 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 Industry, Administration, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 42.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Torseinian economy, worth 377 trillion Golds a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Furniture Restoration, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 99,202 Golds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Anyone who sneezes at border crossings is turned away, diplomatic fallout tends to be much more dangerous than radioactive fallout, the people consider response to rudeness to be an acceptable casus belli, and the well-to-do in the Pacific are never on time for important appointments. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Torsein's national animal is the Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Torsein is ranked 222,537th in the world and 5,497th in the Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -7.77 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 866thTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 3,807thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,178thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,398thMost Secular: 8,722ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,783rdLargest Black Market: 10,712thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 13,792ndMost Conservative: 13,834thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,592ndMost Avoided: 15,833rdMost Subsidized Industry: 17,250thHighest Poor Incomes: 22,296thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 22,858thMost Authoritarian: 23,398thMost Efficient Economies: 24,502nd
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 28th in the regionTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 87th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 133rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 178th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 183rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 222nd in the regionMost Secular: 225th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 257th in the regionTop
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Most Avoided: 306th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 311th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 361st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 420th in the regionMost Stationary: 446th in the regionMost Conservative: 537th in the regionMost Influential: 561st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 564th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 567th in the regionLargest Populations: 583rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 588th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Torsein was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Torsein was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian and Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Following new legislation in Torsein, the well-to-do in the Pacific are never on time for important appointments.
  • : Following new legislation in Torsein, the people consider response to rudeness to be an acceptable casus belli.
  • : Following new legislation in Torsein, diplomatic fallout tends to be much more dangerous than radioactive fallout.
  • : Following new legislation in Torsein, anyone who sneezes at border crossings is turned away.
  • : Following new legislation in Torsein, chrome-clad space marines are such stuff that dreams are made on.
  • : Following new legislation in Torsein, the nation was recently voted as the most stylish in the Pacific.
  • : Following new legislation in Torsein, two inland cities have unveiled their new desalination plants.
  • : Following new legislation in Torsein, record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been reported.

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