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The VRCC Security Office of The Stinkpot Turtle

“Guardian of the VRCC”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Few

Location: Vatican II

Regional Influence: Power

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The VRCC Security Office of The Stinkpot Turtle is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Mister Turtle with an even hand, and remarkable for its frequent executions, public floggings, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 30.273 billion Turtles 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 tiny, corrupt government is dominated by the Department of Defense, although Law & Order is also considered important, while Welfare and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mud Puddle. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3.9%.

The powerhouse turtley economy, worth a remarkable 2,852 trillion turtle shells a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Arms Manufacturing, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 94,211 turtle shells, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 297,300 per year while the poor average 22,810, a ratio of 13.0 to 1.

Boats straying just metres away from the shore will raise the ire of the Coast Guard, schoolboys trained in chivalry are encouraged to duel other boys for a maiden's hand, the tomato-covered corpses that decorate the nation's cities are a favourite amongst morbid tourists, and parents are relieved they no longer need to help with their kids' algebra homework. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. The Stinkpot Turtle's national animal is the click beetle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Catholicism.

The Stinkpot Turtle is ranked 204,804th in the world and 6th in Vatican II for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -32.71 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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1%
Most Stationary: 1,484thLargest Populations: 2,023rdTop
5%
Largest Gambling Industry: 2,078thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,558thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,923rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 3,692ndHighest Economic Output: 4,566thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,010thMost Influential: 7,499thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,936thMost Primitive: 8,307thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,646thTop
10%
Fattest Citizens: 11,046thMost Devout: 12,587thLargest Black Market: 13,435thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,612thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,002ndMost Corrupt Governments: 19,057thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 20,100th

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