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The Kingdom of Tussel

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Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: the West Pacific



Population11.258 billion

CapitalTussel Capital City
LeaderKing Tussetuss

AnimalFlying moose

The Kingdom of Tussel is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by King Tussetuss with a fair hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, unlimited-speed roads, and public floggings. The compassionate, democratic population of 11.258 billion Tussians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tussel Capital City. The average income tax rate is 32.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Tussie economy, worth a remarkable 2,149 trillion Gnurfs a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 190,929 Gnurfs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

High school band practice is often crashed by technicolor-clad ravers, politicians who vacation in East Lebatuck lose their jobs upon their return, advert breaks are played at lower volumes to make them easier to ignore, and teachers are routinely tested to keep their jobs. Crime is totally unknown. Tussel's national animal is the Flying moose, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Atheism.

Tussel is ranked 152,293rd in the world and 4,123rd in the West Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 36.76 on the Hayek Index.

Most Secular: 606thMost Valuable International Artwork: 967thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,098thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,406thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,721stTop
Safest: 2,431stRudest Citizens: 2,766thMost Cultured: 3,490thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,871stSmartest Citizens: 4,249thLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,258thHealthiest Citizens: 5,009thMost Developed: 5,122ndMost Efficient Economies: 5,608thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,076thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,103rdHighest Poor Incomes: 6,541stHighest Economic Output: 6,922ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,961stHighest Average Incomes: 7,146thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,308thMost Stationary: 7,315thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,032ndMost Inclusive: 8,723rdMost Pacifist: 9,575thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,051stMost Beautiful Environments: 10,171stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,434thTop
Nicest Citizens: 11,434thMost Compassionate Citizens: 12,720thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,427thMost Influential: 14,094thLargest Governments: 14,961stLowest Crime Rates: 15,057thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 15,764thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,634thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,580th
Most Secular: 16th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 25th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 29th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 34th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 46th in the regionSafest: 58th in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 74th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 80th in the regionMost Cultured: 85th in the regionMost Stationary: 98th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 106th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 108th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 114th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 120th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 124th in the regionMost Developed: 125th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 142nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 146th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 147th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 158th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 159th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 186th in the regionLargest Populations: 188th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 190th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 207th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 219th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 229th in the regionMost Inclusive: 231st in the regionMost Pacifist: 288th in the regionLargest Governments: 290th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 298th in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 304th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 304th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 326th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 355th in the regionNudest: 410th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 428th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 454th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 472nd in the regionMost Influential: 499th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 529th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 592nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Tussel, teachers are routinely tested to keep their jobs.
  • : Following new legislation in Tussel, advert breaks are played at lower volumes to make them easier to ignore.
  • : Following new legislation in Tussel, politicians who vacation in East Lebatuck lose their jobs upon their return.
  • : Tussel was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Tussel, high school band practice is often crashed by technicolor-clad ravers.
  • : Following new legislation in Tussel, the phrase 'spreading like wildfire' is no longer in the public lexicon.
  • : Following new legislation in Tussel, the minority inevitably have their addenda vetoed.
  • : Following new legislation in Tussel, there has been a series of riots between local cannibals and health food advocates.
  • : Following new legislation in Tussel, the "temporary replacement bus service" is now a permanent fixture.
  • : Following new legislation in Tussel, political speeches always take place at sunset to a background of patriotic power ballads.


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