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The Anglo-Franco Tea Union of Gorbastan

“La Capitale du thé du Pacifique Est”

Category: Democratic Socialists
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Location: The East Pacific

Regional Influence: Squire


The Anglo-Franco Tea Union of Gorbastan is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Prime Minister Frederick Dan with an even hand, and notable for its daily referendums, complete lack of prisons, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 3.112 billion Gorbastanis are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Education, Administration, and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Heathington. The average income tax rate is 95.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Gorbastani economy, worth 703 trillion Crowns a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 225,966 Crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

School uniforms are compulsory, the new Really Big Telescope has been praised for presenting pictures of bright dots in unprecedented detail, children are often punished for the sins of the fathers, and adverts proclaim it has to be healthy if the Mornay uses hand-grated Gallopavian Gruyère. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Gorbastan's national animal is the Bexford Deer, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Afternoon Tea.

Gorbastan is ranked 69,776th in the world and 3,235th in The East Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 62.56 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 775thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 872ndMost Secular: 881stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 929thHighest Poor Incomes: 972ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,208thMost Influential: 1,310thTop
Largest Governments: 3,443rdHighest Average Incomes: 4,002ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,062ndMost Corrupt Governments: 4,253rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,457thLargest Black Market: 4,858thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,509thLowest Crime Rates: 5,606thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,613thSmartest Citizens: 6,441stMost Advanced Public Education: 7,178thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,571stTop
Most Avoided: 8,468thMost Income Equality: 8,708thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,773rdMost Subsidized Industry: 9,226thMost Efficient Economies: 9,668thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,714thMost Inclusive: 11,549thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,619thLargest Mining Sector: 12,816thRudest Citizens: 15,673rd
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 21st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionMost Secular: 26th in the regionMost Influential: 57th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 75th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 78th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 81st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 85th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 87th in the regionLargest Black Market: 88th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 90th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 104th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 137th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 147th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 164th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 171st in the regionMost Avoided: 179th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 180th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 207th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 209th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 223rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 262nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 305th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 311th in the regionMost Inclusive: 335th in the regionRudest Citizens: 344th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 359th in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 391st in the regionMost Stationary: 427th in the regionMost Cultured: 479th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 487th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 524th in the regionLargest Populations: 635th in the regionMost Developed: 652nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 681st in the region

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