by Max Barry

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The Republic of The Torrentin

“Sword of the Morning”

Category: Democratic Socialists
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Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Lazarus


The Torrentin

Population1.647 billion

LeaderArthur Dayne


The Republic of The Torrentin is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Arthur Dayne with an even hand, and renowned for its irreverence towards religion, restrictive gun laws, and devotion to social welfare. The quiet, industrious population of 1.647 billion Torrentinians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Administration, Welfare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Starfall. The average income tax rate is 77.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Torrentinian economy, worth 65.4 trillion daynes a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Furniture Restoration, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 39,678 daynes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume, political dissidents are cut off from essential services, rumour has it Arthur Dayne needs a calculator to multiply ten by ten, and The Torrentin's heavy congestion charges are the bane of motorists' lives. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Torrentin's national animal is the tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Torrentin is ranked 92,959th in the world and 3,665th in Lazarus for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 658.43 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,662ndMost Influential: 4,612thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,977thTop
Most Pacifist: 11,057thSafest: 11,598thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,418thMost Income Equality: 14,258thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,712th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 82nd in the regionMost Influential: 142nd in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 414th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 469th in the region

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