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The Mont Noire Tea Kingdom of Gorbastan

“Force et Solidarité”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific

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Gorbastan

Population4.738 billion

CapitalTorselchester
LeaderPrime Minister Elliot Pearce
FaithAfternoon Tea

CurrencyCrown
AnimalBexford Deer

The Mont Noire Tea Kingdom of Gorbastan is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Prime Minister Elliot Pearce with an iron fist, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, punitive income tax rates, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 4.738 billion Gorbastanis are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education and Administration are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Torselchester. The average income tax rate is 97.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Gorbastani economy, worth a remarkable 1,488 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 and Information Technology. 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 314,147 Crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The fate of the world literally rests on Prime Minister Elliot Pearce's fingers, foreign heads of state have taken out restraining orders against Gorbastani ambassadors, patriots insist that size does matter, and the upper class have been throwing riots after hunting was recently banned. 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 134,646th in the world and 5,367th in The East Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring zero on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 342ndHighest Poor Incomes: 364thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 440thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 527thMost Secular: 698thMost Armed: 1,037thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,340thMost Influential: 1,621stHighest Average Incomes: 1,704thLargest Black Market: 1,913thTop
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Largest Governments: 2,277thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,764thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,233rdMost Advanced Public Education: 3,251stMost Developed: 3,389thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,529thLowest Crime Rates: 4,150thSmartest Citizens: 4,653rdMost Subsidized Industry: 5,656thMost Efficient Economies: 6,041stMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,047thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,168thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,821stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,870thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,699thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,072ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,223rdTop
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Highest Economic Output: 10,698thMost Income Equality: 12,026thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,258thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,385thMost Inclusive: 13,061stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,465thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,001stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 17,219thMost Cultured: 17,954th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 9th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13th in the regionMost Armed: 21st in the regionMost Secular: 24th in the regionLargest Black Market: 33rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 36th in the regionLargest Governments: 56th in the regionMost Influential: 69th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 71st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 71st in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 86th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 90th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 95th in the regionMost Developed: 101st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 111th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 111th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 130th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 130th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 154th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 162nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 167th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 195th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 198th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 202nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 236th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 312th in the regionMost Stationary: 327th in the regionMost Inclusive: 396th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 405th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 442nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 460th in the regionMost Cultured: 465th in the regionLargest Populations: 471st in the regionRudest Citizens: 531st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 533rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 579th in the regionMost Income Equality: 616th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 784th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 835th in the region

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