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The Archbishopric of Twente

“Begin en eand doot mekaar de hand”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
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Location: Europe

Regional Influence: Sprat


The Archbishopric of Twente is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Archbishop Gerhardus Janman with an iron fist, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, flagrant waste-dumping, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 39.288 billion Tubantians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Spirituality and Education also on the agenda, while Environment isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Eanske. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Tubantian economy, worth an astonishing 23,964 trillion Marks a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is a breathtaking 609,971 Marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Women earn less than half the salary of men if they can even find a job, betting pennies on games of Go Fish is considered deviant, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces, and citizens applying for their first jobs face fierce competition from the homeless. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Twente's national animal is the Steed, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Saxon Catholicism.

Twente is ranked 46th in the world and 1st in Europe for Highest Economic Output, with 23,964 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Black Market: 16thLargest Mining Sector: 18thHighest Economic Output: 46thMost Devout: 64thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 76thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 80thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 101stMost Advanced Public Transport: 127thHighest Average Incomes: 136thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 149thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 166thLargest Populations: 181stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 197thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 208thHighest Poor Incomes: 227thLowest Crime Rates: 284thLargest Governments: 312thMost Corrupt Governments: 451stLargest Insurance Industry: 491stMost Avoided: 573rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 609thMost Armed: 631stMost Primitive: 677thMost Stationary: 907thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,625thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,812thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,834thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,893rdTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 3,410thMost Developed: 3,901stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,229thMost Efficient Economies: 4,273rdMost Advanced Public Education: 4,458thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,601stLargest Welfare Programs: 5,894thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,922ndLongest Average Lifespans: 5,989thMost Influential: 7,437thMost Conservative: 7,552ndMost Authoritarian: 9,319thSmartest Citizens: 11,360thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 20,293rd
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 5th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8th in the regionMost Primitive: 10th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 15th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 19th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 34th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 36th in the regionMost Conservative: 40th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 43rd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 66th in the regionMost Extreme: 71st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 75th in the regionMost Developed: 77th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 81st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 85th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 90th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 108th in the region

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