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The People's Republic of TCAM81

“Heh”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Balder

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TCAM81

Population1.798 billion

CurrencyCredit
AnimalZebra

The People's Republic of TCAM81 is a massive, orderly nation, renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, triple-decker prams, and feral children. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 1.798 billion TCAM81ians 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 tiny, corrupt government prioritizes Social Policy, with Law & Order, Defense, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Environment and Spirituality receive no funds. The average income tax rate is 9.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The TCAM81ian economy, worth 58.2 trillion Credits a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Uranium Mining industry, with significant contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 32,365 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

"What's the Frequency, Leader?" is a favorite phrase of backyard radio broadcasters when interrupting official diplomatic channels, TCAM81 is increasingly belligerent on the international stage, supermarkets must refund spoilt milk even six months after the sale, and scientists earn more grant money for reproducing old experiments than trying anything new. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, possibly because it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many regulations. TCAM81's national animal is the Zebra, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

TCAM81 is ranked 40,482nd in the world and 2,099th in Balder for Largest Black Market, with 4.13 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 3,267thHighest Crime Rates: 3,591stMost Primitive: 3,818thLargest Mining Sector: 3,947thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,608thMost Avoided: 6,611thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 16,949thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 17,064thFattest Citizens: 22,495th
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5%
Most Primitive: 155th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 166th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 173rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 184th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 296th in the regionMost Avoided: 316th in the regionTop
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Fattest Citizens: 714th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 733rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in TCAM81, scientists earn more grant money for reproducing old experiments than trying anything new.
  • : Following new legislation in TCAM81, supermarkets must refund spoilt milk even six months after the sale.
  • : Following new legislation in TCAM81, TCAM81 is increasingly belligerent on the international stage.
  • : Following new legislation in TCAM81, "What's the Frequency, Leader?" is a favorite phrase of backyard radio broadcasters when interrupting official diplomatic channels.
  • : Following new legislation in TCAM81, old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones.
  • : Following new legislation in TCAM81, the government's foreign policy statements are less threatening than a World Assembly cease-and-desist letter.
  • : Following new legislation in TCAM81, muscular women are banned from competing in sporting competitions.
  • : Following new legislation in TCAM81, police officers compete for the highest commissions from fines.
  • : Following new legislation in TCAM81, the nation has an international reputation for compassion.
  • : Following new legislation in TCAM81, citizens are forced to donate blood once every three months.

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