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Most Advanced Public Transport: 3,780thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,911thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,056th
The Kingdom of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Gloria nostrae patria nostra terram, nostra Domus.
King André Carapácia III
Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Tortoisera

Population6.168 billion

CapitalPuerto Galápago
LeaderKing André Carapácia III

CurrencyShellonian
AnimalShelldonian Snapping Turtle

The Kingdom of Tortoisera is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by King André Carapácia III with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working population of 6.168 billion Shelldonians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Puerto Galápago. The average income tax rate is 90.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Shelldonian economy, worth a remarkable 1,011 trillion Shellonians a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 163,927 Shellonians, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Flipping a coin to make a decision leads to a referral to Gambling Addiction Services, Tortoisera isn't what it used to be, rebuilding efforts for a recently destroyed cathedral aren't expected to be completed for another century, and every day has been a surprise since weather reporters turned to consulting ancient totems for their seven-day forecasts. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tortoisera's national animal is the Shelldonian Snapping Turtle, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Tortoisera is ranked 7,642nd in the world and 407th in Osiris for Lowest Crime Rates, with 100.64 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

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Most Advanced Public Transport: 3,780thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,911thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,056thBest Weather: 6,555thMost Secular: 6,968thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,296thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,379thMost Developed: 7,640thLowest Crime Rates: 7,642ndMost Efficient Economies: 7,685thLargest Governments: 7,728thMost Armed: 7,900thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,106thMost Cultured: 8,514thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,922ndMost Subsidized Industry: 9,250thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,558thHealthiest Citizens: 9,573rdSmartest Citizens: 9,677thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,044thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,222ndHighest Average Incomes: 11,506thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,859thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 12,316thSafest: 12,480thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,085thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,870thMost Compassionate Citizens: 17,261stHighest Economic Output: 18,297thNicest Citizens: 19,422nd
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 253rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 261st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 263rd in the regionBest Weather: 291st in the regionMost Secular: 314th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 329th in the regionMost Average: 331st in the regionMost Armed: 334th in the regionMost Developed: 359th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 370th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 374th in the regionLargest Governments: 397th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 403rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 407th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 415th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 441st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 469th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 478th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 509th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 522nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 550th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 553rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 567th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 589th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 630th in the regionSafest: 648th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 748th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 803rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Tortoisera's influence in Osiris rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Following new legislation in Tortoisera, every day has been a surprise since weather reporters turned to consulting ancient totems for their seven-day forecasts.
  • : Tortoisera's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Following new legislation in Tortoisera, rebuilding efforts for a recently destroyed cathedral aren't expected to be completed for another century.
  • : Following new legislation in Tortoisera, Tortoisera isn't what it used to be.
  • : Tortoisera was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Safest.
  • : Tortoisera's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Tortoisera's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Tortoisera altered its national flag.
  • : Tortoisera was refounded in Osiris.

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