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The Kingdom of TM-Jesselton

“Excellence in God”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The East Pacific



Population487 million


The Kingdom of TM-Jesselton is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its keen interest in outer space, pith helmet sales, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 487 million TM-Jesseltonians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Industry, although Defense, Spirituality, and Education are also considered important. The average income tax rate is 33.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient TM-Jesseltonian economy, worth 48.7 trillion Selts a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Trout Farming. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 99,915 Selts, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Card collectors duel to the death, the population's jaw muscles put sharks to shame, new pilots are regularly reminded that they are more expendable than their planes, and behind every great person are three dozen other people passing great memos. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent. TM-Jesselton's national animal is the Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

TM-Jesselton is ranked 17,333rd in the world and 552nd in The East Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 53.38 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,225thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,254thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,176thMost Influential: 5,338thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 10,041stTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 15,076thMost Cheerful Citizens: 17,333rdMost Efficient Economies: 17,521stHighest Disposable Incomes: 18,425th
Largest Agricultural Sector: 58th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 77th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 125th in the regionMost Influential: 359th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 413th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 457th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 551st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 552nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 601st in the regionMost Developed: 624th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 674th in the regionLargest Black Market: 716th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 785th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 795th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 105 » VW53Aland, Todd McCloud, Pakitsk, H-Zhena, Zukchiva, The Three States of Fortuna, Brotherland, Liberstankonia, Staynes, Elejamie, Unger under over, Wizardonia, Greater New Cassandra, Tretrid, East Malaysia, Asendavia, Ridann, The Eternal Land of Jong, Goodnamesarerare, Mays Austrian Nation, Raunch, Evrigenis, Kastilio, BearStackof2015, Chria Deau, Wiranath, Euricanis, Tshana, Kampf Empire, Interdimensional Waifus, North Insomnia, Dreamersistan, 3 14159265358979323846264, New Liberitad, New Leganes, Seri Tai Republic, Talitoa, Adolanta, Chubaka, The Solar Ottomans, Modra, Axdel, Plazland, Cameronia Excellentia, Drunken Seal Islands, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, Sen Jast, ReeK, Roliganistan, Bai Lung, and 55 others.The Empire of Rijelv, Lanagon, Iodinia, Monteconstance, Lyontisia, Republic of Berzerkistan, CheeseBurrito, Servants of Gizmo, Kaigi, Rhealaliit, Kelsyth, Trimmania, Adioration, Cymru Broadcasters, Adavan, Slonful, Harro Waarudho, Enlil, Eagas, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Federated States of Zootron, Headpat Central, Davinhia, Monezambique, Narinoland, Slys Paws, La xinga, EnderShnovia, A Slanted Black Stripe, Dracacre, Dragonia, Enou, Barfleur, Soirwren, Socialist Holy American Empire, Dark Edgyness, CopyCato, Blobbo, Lingu, Galve, Kilkire, Libertanny, Tuvaltastan, Swiftwhiskers, Filipopol, A mean old man, Biggstonia, Grey Haven of Tauraucania, Coruh, Santa Dystopia, Chriona, Survivoristan, Refuge Isle, Quinto Piano, and Eastern Hyront Scassen.

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