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The Nation of The Democratic Republic of Tomb

“Happiness can exist only in acceptance”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: Thaecia

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The Democratic Republic of Tomb

Population12.309 billion

CapitalTomb City
LeaderPresident Tomb
FaithFlemingovianism

CurrencyDollar
AnimalTombian Bear

The Nation of The Democratic Republic of Tomb is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by President Tomb with an even hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, anti-smoking policies, and public floggings. The compassionate, humorless, devout population of 12.309 billion Tombians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tomb City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Tombian economy, worth a remarkable 2,457 trillion Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 199,650 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Foreign governments are threatened if they so much as mention the word "election", 10-year-olds who struggle with integrating by parts are considered slow learners, the nation's reputation for treachery has left it sidelined on the international stage, and employees who skip lunch to avoid sub-par cafeteria food risk getting fired. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Democratic Republic of Tomb's national animal is the Tombian Bear, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Flemingovianism.

The Democratic Republic of Tomb is ranked 44,773rd in the world and 65th in Thaecia for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 4,398.42 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 443rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 481stSafest: 562ndLowest Crime Rates: 732ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 782ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 921stLargest Governments: 951stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,125thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,659thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,802ndTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 2,189thMost Developed: 2,377thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,428thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,786thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,800thHealthiest Citizens: 3,481stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,742ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,974thSmartest Citizens: 4,738thMost Efficient Economies: 5,206thHighest Economic Output: 5,591stHighest Average Incomes: 6,323rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,625thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,170thMost Inclusive: 10,174thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 11,486thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,527thMost Devout: 12,942ndMost Pacifist: 14,086thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,420thLargest Populations: 19,800th
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Largest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 12th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 16th in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 20th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 21st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 27th in the regionMost Inclusive: 32nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 34th in the region

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