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The Renegade Nation of The Torn World

“What did you do this time? Sigh...”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Osiris

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The Renegade Nation of The Torn World is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its ban on automobiles. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 992 million The Torn Worldians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Public Transport. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Pillar of Chaos. The average income tax rate is 45%, but much higher for the wealthy. A small private sector is dominated by the Woodchip Exports industry.

Soylent products are an expensive commodity due to a lack of volunteers, drug distribution is tightly controlled by the government, all major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras, and parents are held criminally responsible for their children's crimes. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is well under control, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Torn World's national animal is the Ghost Dragon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its currency is the Floating Spear.

The Torn World is ranked 1,612th in Osiris and 45,800th in the world for Highest Average Tax Rates, scoring 7 on the Inverse Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day 22 hours ago

  • 1 day 22 hours ago: The Torn World was refounded in Osiris.
  • 1 year 291 days ago: The Torn World ceased to exist.
  • 1 year 292 days ago: The Torn World fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Mining Sector.
  • 1 year 305 days ago: The Torn World was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • 1 year 305 days ago: The Torn World was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • 1 year 309 days ago: The Torn World was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Mining Sector.
  • 1 year 319 days ago: Following new legislation in The Torn World, parents are held criminally responsible for their children's crimes.
  • 1 year 319 days ago: Following new legislation in The Torn World, all major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras.
  • 1 year 319 days ago: Following new legislation in The Torn World, drug distribution is tightly controlled by the government.
  • 1 year 319 days ago: Following new legislation in The Torn World, soylent products are an expensive commodity due to a lack of volunteers.

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by Max Barry

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