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The Terrible Twos of Topores

“Standing above, led by logic”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: Thaecia

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Topores

Population3.776 billion

CapitalAltus
LeaderRobert Pershing Wadlow
FaithElevation

Currencytop hat
Animalgiraffe

The Terrible Twos of Topores is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Robert Pershing Wadlow with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, avant-garde cinema, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.776 billion Tops love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Welfare, Healthcare, and Administration are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Altus. The average income tax rate is 58.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The High economy, worth 223 trillion top hats 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 mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Book Publishing. Average income is 59,198 top hats, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Max Barry is this year's Miss Topores, election results are often delayed for weeks to count the expat votes, employers are finding it hard to screen candidates now that everyone gets A grades in their exams, and Bigtopian interference in domestic elections is always democratically sanctioned. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Topores's national animal is the giraffe, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Elevation.

Topores is ranked 167,002nd in the world and 219th in Thaecia for Highest Crime Rates, with 2.23 Crimes Per Hour.

Top
1%
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 564thTop
5%
Most Secular: 2,276thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,755thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,026thSafest: 7,845thMost Pacifist: 9,073rdMost Rebellious Youth: 9,463rdTop
10%
Healthiest Citizens: 14,337thMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,705thNicest Citizens: 17,146thLargest Welfare Programs: 17,314thMost Inclusive: 18,937thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,409th
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5%
Most Secular: 4th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 15th in the regionTop
10%
Most Rebellious Youth: 20th in the regionSafest: 21st in the regionMost Pacifist: 30th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Topores's influence in Thaecia fell from "Shoeshiner" to "Sprat".
  • : Topores was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : Topores was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Topores was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Topores was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Topores was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Topores was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : Topores was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Topores was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Topores was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth and the Top 10% for Longest Average Lifespans.

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