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The Anarcho-Syndicate of Tostandia

“There is no alternative to Freedom and Death.”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Location: Eientei Gensokyo

Regional Influence: Dealmaker

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The Anarcho-Syndicate of Tostandia is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by The Free People of Tostandia with a fair hand, and remarkable for its digital currency, daily referendums, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 1.558 billion Tostandians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The minute government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Defense, although Administration, Education, and Industry are also considered important, while Law & Order and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tostonia. The average income tax rate is 2.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Tostandian economy, worth 185 trillion Tostans 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 slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Retail, Uranium Mining, and Gambling. 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 impressive 119,366 Tostans, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The military recognizes no difference between male and female soldiers, the stratosphere is full of "silent but deadly" attacks from The Free People of Tostandia's rear echelons, legislators must raise their hands if they want to speak, and patriotic citizens chant "there's only one Tostandia" at foreigners. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Tostandia's national animal is the Nightingale, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Tostandia is ranked 12,604th in the world and 8th in Eientei Gensokyo for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 5,502.11 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Highest Crime Rates: 556thMost Armed: 646thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,108thRudest Citizens: 1,284thMost Secular: 1,437thFattest Citizens: 1,705thMost Avoided: 1,808thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,838thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,947thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,566thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,284thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,533rdLargest Gambling Industry: 4,643rdLargest Retail Industry: 5,293rdMost Influential: 5,580thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,271stLargest Mining Sector: 6,623rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,571stMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,739thMost Inclusive: 11,286thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 12,333rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12,604thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,194thHighest Drug Use: 18,716thLargest Black Market: 20,240th
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Most Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8th in the regionTop
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Highest Drug Use: 10th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 12th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 14th in the regionMost Inclusive: 16th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 16th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 24 » Grimmechania, Anarcho-Monarchist Mocha, Experiment Taisho, Homuhomuhomu, Veristal, PoliticallyIncorrectHeaven, Eldikar, Madokaland, Loneia, Animeism, Hikxx, Teralialia, Estwyth, Kanna Kamui, Eldrath, Southern Blackfist, Astolfos Union of Socialists, Miaola, Union of Zhaonan, Terinomos, Rhondavia, TNO Iberian Union, Kingdom of Witcheria, and Zorestia.
WA update pending: Nation has 23 verified endorsements.