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The Imperium of Tel Mithru

“Where gold hearts are hidden among steel”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Newcomer

Location: Osiris

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Tel Mithru

Population5.402 billion

CapitalTel Xin
LeaderSavior Rex

CurrencyYen
AnimalTiger

The Imperium of Tel Mithru is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Savior Rex with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, infamous sell-swords, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 5.402 billion Mithru 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 relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Education, Industry, and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tel Xin. The average income tax rate is 35.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Mithru economy, worth a remarkable 1,237 trillion Yen a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 229,083 Yen, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

International commentators accuse the nation of aggressive cultural imperialism, postcards from Mithru driving test centres are popular souvenirs, women wearing male lounge-wear are quizzed for hours by mental health practitioners, and the diplomatic corps tends to open negotiations by insulting all the foreigners in the room. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Tel Mithru's national animal is the Tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Tel Mithru is ranked 4,345th in the world and 184th in Osiris for Highest Average Incomes, with 229,083.17 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Secular: 896thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,070thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,124thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,705thTop
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Most Armed: 2,112thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,489thLargest Black Market: 2,755thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,922ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,109thMost Cultured: 4,129thMost Influential: 4,233rdHighest Average Incomes: 4,345thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,411thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,111thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,219thRudest Citizens: 6,296thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,372ndMost Beautiful Environments: 6,767thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,859thMost Developed: 9,050thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 10,423rdMost Efficient Economies: 10,561stLongest Average Lifespans: 10,678thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,966thHealthiest Citizens: 11,561stHighest Economic Output: 13,362ndBest Weather: 16,097thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 16,230thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,238thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,527thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,061stLargest Governments: 18,135th
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Most Secular: 20th in the regionMost Influential: 40th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 42nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 43rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 47th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 87th in the regionMost Armed: 88th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 104th in the regionLargest Black Market: 159th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 165th in the regionMost Cultured: 183rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 184th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 209th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 224th in the regionRudest Citizens: 265th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 268th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 306th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 328th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 418th in the regionMost Developed: 423rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 477th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 501st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 550th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 573rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 608th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 623rd in the region

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