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The Republic of The Tungsten Order


Category: Moralistic Democracy
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Regional Influence: Dominator

Location: The Tungsten Order


The Tungsten Order

Population776 million


CurrencyTungsten Coin
Animalcaptured prisoner

The Republic of The Tungsten Order is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, avant-garde cinema, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed population of 776 million Tungsten Orderians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tungstinia. The average income tax rate is 22.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Tungsten Orderian economy, worth 37.0 trillion Tungsten Coins a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Gambling, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 47,640 Tungsten Coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Government bureaucrats devote many man-hours to trying to measure unquantifiables, social care for the elderly consists of a self help leaflet and a kick on the backside, taxpayer-funded government ads are promoting Brancaland as a premier filming location, and wildlife have trouble navigating the electric fences surrounding national forests. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Tungsten Order's national animal is the captured prisoner.

The Tungsten Order is ranked 149,977th in the world and 2nd in The Tungsten Order for Least Corrupt Governments, with 92.86 percentage of bribes refused.

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