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The Anglo-Franco Tea Kingdom of Gorbastan

“Force et Solidarité”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Location: The East Pacific

Regional Influence: Squire

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The Anglo-Franco Tea Kingdom of Gorbastan is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Prime Minister Elliot Pearce with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, complete lack of prisons, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 4.66 billion Gorbastanis are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Education and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Torselchester. The average income tax rate is 97.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Gorbastani economy, worth a remarkable 1,464 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, 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 314,205 Crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Pallbearers at military funerals dive for cover when they hear the three-volley salute, local mafias have a tough time disposing of dead snitches without catching the attention of recycling authorities, the Hanging Gardens account for half of Torselchester's water use, and the military invades any neighboring nation with the gall to criticize its policies. 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 7,139th in the world and 209th in The East Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 91.79 Years.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 336thHighest Poor Incomes: 357thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 436thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 518thMost Secular: 694thMost Armed: 1,039thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,325thMost Influential: 1,595thHighest Average Incomes: 1,701stLargest Black Market: 1,921stTop
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Largest Governments: 2,311thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,810thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,233rdMost Advanced Public Education: 3,243rdMost Developed: 3,418thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,534thLowest Crime Rates: 4,253rdSmartest Citizens: 4,685thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,684thMost Efficient Economies: 6,016thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,055thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,196thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,086thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,139thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,673rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,497thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 10,866thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 10,942ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,092ndLargest Publishing Industry: 12,169thMost Income Equality: 12,910thMost Inclusive: 13,271stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,479thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 17,087thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,451stMost Cultured: 17,458thLargest Mining Sector: 20,412th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 10th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13th in the regionMost Armed: 20th in the regionMost Secular: 24th in the regionLargest Black Market: 35th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 37th in the regionLargest Governments: 56th in the regionMost Influential: 65th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 66th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 72nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 84th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 88th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 96th in the regionMost Developed: 98th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 106th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 114th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 126th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 128th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 153rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 158th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 168th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 190th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 202nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 209th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 245th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 302nd in the regionMost Stationary: 328th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 388th in the regionMost Inclusive: 398th in the regionMost Cultured: 437th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 445th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 475th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 491st in the regionRudest Citizens: 521st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 580th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 650th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 661st in the regionMost Income Equality: 740th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 820th in the region

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