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The Insatiable Economic Hitmen of Tremalkier

“To Shape the World is to be Immortal”

Category: Capitalizt
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Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: Wysteria



Population37.808 billion

CapitalThe Bunker
LeaderKhushal Khan

AnimalPeregrine Falcon

The Insatiable Economic Hitmen of Tremalkier is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Khushal Khan with an even hand, and renowned for its smutty television, infamous sell-swords, and ritual sacrifices. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 37.808 billion Tremalkians 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 effectively ruled by the Department of Industry, with Environment and Social Policy not funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Bunker. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Tremalkierian economy, worth an astonishing 30,076 trillion Crowns a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Gambling, and Uranium Mining. Average income is a breathtaking 795,507 Crowns, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 7,421,096 per year while the poor average 7,537, a ratio of 984 to 1.

Homeless people are periodically found dead upon altars to assorted deities, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage, jaywalkers are condemned to lives of poverty for their heinous crimes, and citizens who leave the country are officially classed as traitors. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Tremalkier's national animal is the Peregrine Falcon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is La´citÚ.

Tremalkier is ranked 209,662nd in the world and 81st in Wysteria for Safest, scoring 1.17 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 8thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 8thMost Armed: 10thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13thHighest Crime Rates: 16thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 17thLargest Gambling Industry: 19thHighest Disposable Incomes: 19thHighest Economic Output: 22ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 24thFattest Citizens: 37thHighest Average Incomes: 37thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 38thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 39thMost Avoided: 39thLargest Mining Sector: 42ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 45thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 49thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 52ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 53rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 61stLargest Insurance Industry: 66thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 84thRudest Citizens: 85thMost Scientifically Advanced: 90thLargest Populations: 117thLargest Agricultural Sector: 125thMost Efficient Economies: 133rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 189thMost Stationary: 222ndLargest Retail Industry: 362ndSmartest Citizens: 432ndLargest Publishing Industry: 570thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 679thMost Rebellious Youth: 734thLargest Information Technology Sector: 883rdMost Corrupt Governments: 2,059thTop
Largest Black Market: 4,810thMost Cultured: 7,451stMost Influential: 7,947thTop
Most Secular: 10,562ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,029thMost Pro-Market: 12,854thNudest: 19,553rd
Rudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 4th in the regionTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 8th in the region

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