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The Free State of Topid

Topid was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 98

“He who allows oppression shares the crime.”

Category: Capitalizt
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Truckler

Location: Founderless



Population26.398 billion

CapitalCrow City
LeaderAlex Corvis


The Free State of Topid is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Alex Corvis with an even hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, enslaved workforce, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 26.398 billion Topes enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Crow City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Topian economy, worth a remarkable 7,558 trillion dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Soda Sales industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 286,320 dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,172,747 per year while the poor average 46,216, a ratio of 25.4 to 1.

Amusement park rides frequently collapse due to lack of maintenance, foreign leaders who don't applaud Alex Corvis's speeches are regarded as enemies of Topid, citizens complain about a burning sensation after bathing, and workers have their fruitcake and eat it too. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Topid's national animal is the Crow, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Heartagrism.

Topid is ranked 3,648th in the world and 3rd in Founderless for Largest Populations, with 26.4 billion Capita.

Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 207thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 256thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 332ndHighest Crime Rates: 549thFattest Citizens: 551stMost Avoided: 582ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 610thLargest Insurance Industry: 648thHighest Disposable Incomes: 713thMost Armed: 715thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 726thLargest Gambling Industry: 846thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 856thHighest Economic Output: 940thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,146thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,148thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,334thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,464thLargest Mining Sector: 1,580thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,786thLargest Retail Industry: 2,293rdTop
Highest Average Incomes: 2,393rdRudest Citizens: 2,889thMost Efficient Economies: 3,632ndLargest Populations: 3,648thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,828thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,888thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,548thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,033rdMost Corrupt Governments: 9,092ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,639thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,872ndTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 11,969thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,801stMost Cultured: 14,319thSmartest Citizens: 14,556thLargest Black Market: 15,268thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,294thHighest Drug Use: 17,306thMost Pro-Market: 18,355th
Most Pro-Market: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 5th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Topid was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Topid's influence in Founderless rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
  • : Topid's influence in Founderless rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".
  • : Topid was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Incomes and the Top 5% for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Topid lodged a message on the Founderless Regional Message Board.
  • : Topid lodged a message on the Founderless Regional Message Board.
  • : Topid's influence in Founderless rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Topid resigned from the World Assembly.
  • : Topid was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Topid voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Commend The Holy Principality of Saint Mark"".


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