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The Land of Townside

“Come along with me”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Below Average
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Location: The Western Isles

Regional Influence: Apprentice


The Land of Townside is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Grand Prince Zackery Carlisle with an even hand, and notable for its zero percent divorce rate, ubiquitous missile silos, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 3.438 billion Townsiders are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Industry, Education, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Welfare and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Townside. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 20.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Townside economy, worth 606 trillion Kilo Silvers a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 176,326 Kilo Silvers, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 748,175 per year while the poor average 26,804, a ratio of 27.9 to 1.

Townside's army is full of two-metre tall super-soldiers, children are often punished for the sins of the fathers, the military conducts 'training exercises' in prisons, and wood-framed catapults are ready to launch diseased corpses into besieged cities. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Townside's national animal is the Butterfly, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Church of Townside.

Townside is ranked 79,267th in the world and 83rd in The Western Isles for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 70.91 on the Hayek Index.

Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,013thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,475thMost Armed: 2,518thMost Influential: 2,682ndLargest Retail Industry: 2,915thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,505thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,736thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,009thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,211thFattest Citizens: 4,227thLargest Insurance Industry: 4,532ndRudest Citizens: 4,821stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,304thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,707thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,484thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,759thLargest Mining Sector: 7,134thLargest Black Market: 7,735thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,778thHighest Average Incomes: 8,378thTop
Most Avoided: 9,474thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,787thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12,172ndMost Efficient Economies: 12,491stMost Secular: 16,558thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,697thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,979th
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11th in the regionFattest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12th in the regionMost Armed: 12th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 14th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 15th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 16th in the regionMost Avoided: 17th in the regionLargest Black Market: 17th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 19th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 19th in the regionRudest Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Influential: 22nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 24th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 21 » Agadar, Vancouvia, Noronica, Ostehaar, Chasia, Miklania, Athara Magarat, San Jimenez, Llananas, Linaviar, Murab, Central Deimos, Tripelium777, Torom, San Montagna, Polar Svalbard, Cosie, Equitasia, Dothrakia, Dragao do Mar, and Yorrkon.