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Nudest: 3,956th Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,002nd Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,175th
The Toasty Smell of
Moralistic Democracy
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Mel Torme
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Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire

Population2.1 billion

LeaderMel Torme

CurrencyToasty Smell
AnimalOpen Fire

The Toasty Smell of Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Mel Torme with an even hand, and notable for its smutty television, free-roaming dinosaurs, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed population of 2.1 billion Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hearth. The average income tax rate is 34.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire economy, worth 137 trillion Toasty Smells a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Soda Sales, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 65,553 Toasty Smells, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Tourists are denied entry because of a distant relative married to a Lilliputian, motorway service stations often have a higher population than the hinterland villages that the roads lead to, feuilletons can only be deciphered with a Galliennais dictionary, and life expectancy is way down but posthuman perfectionism is way up. Crime is moderate, probably because of the absence of a police force. Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire's national animal is the Open Fire, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire is ranked 90,887th in the world and 46th in Christmas for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 60.36 on the Hayek Index.

Nudest: 3,956thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,002ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,175thMost Avoided: 6,332ndTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 9,740thLargest Mining Sector: 10,820th
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionTop
Largest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionNudest: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the region

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