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The Mont Noire Tea Kingdom of Gorbastan

“Force et Solidarité”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Average

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific

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Gorbastan

Population5.138 billion

CapitalTorselchester
LeaderPrime Minister Elliot Pearce
FaithAfternoon Tea

CurrencyCrown
AnimalBexford Deer

The Mont Noire Tea Kingdom of Gorbastan is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Prime Minister Elliot Pearce with an even hand, and renowned for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 5.138 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, although Education, Administration, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. 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 1,590 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 63,150th in the world and 2,086th in The East Pacific for Nudest, with 169.75 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 398thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 453rdHighest Poor Incomes: 522ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 603rdMost Secular: 728thMost Armed: 1,028thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,680thMost Influential: 1,700thHighest Average Incomes: 1,792ndLargest Black Market: 2,088thLargest Governments: 2,104thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 2,582ndMost Developed: 3,278thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,447thLowest Crime Rates: 3,943rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,017thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,087thSmartest Citizens: 4,315thRudest Citizens: 4,520thMost Efficient Economies: 5,215thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,535thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,075thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,205thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,237thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,906thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,962ndLargest Welfare Programs: 7,167thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,283rdHighest Economic Output: 10,092ndTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 12,327thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,708thMost Inclusive: 13,176thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,011thLargest Agricultural Sector: 15,366thMost Cultured: 15,426thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,360thMost Stationary: 20,120thMost Income Equality: 20,703rd
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 11th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14th in the regionMost Armed: 17th in the regionMost Secular: 26th in the regionLargest Black Market: 36th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 40th in the regionLargest Governments: 51st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 64th in the regionMost Influential: 71st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 84th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 92nd in the regionMost Developed: 96th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 105th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 110th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 110th in the regionRudest Citizens: 117th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 121st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 124th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 125th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 159th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 160th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 167th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 191st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 218th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 219th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 268th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 302nd in the regionMost Stationary: 309th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 336th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 339th in the regionMost Cultured: 407th in the regionMost Inclusive: 428th in the regionLargest Populations: 443rd in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 452nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 479th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 508th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 860th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 871st in the region

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