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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,895th Most Rebellious Youth: 6,696th Highest Poor Incomes: 6,899th
The Circulating spoon of
Democratic Socialists
The world seems a better place - after a nice cuppa
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

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Cupofchar

Population2.984 billion

CapitalDarjeeling
LeaderMr Charlie Tibbs

Currencytealeaf
Animalturn turtle

The Circulating spoon of Cupofchar is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Mr Charlie Tibbs with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, state-planned economy, and daily referendums. The compassionate population of 2.984 billion Cupofcharians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Darjeeling. The average income tax rate is 82.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cupofcharian economy, worth 398 trillion tealeaves a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 133,610 tealeaves, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government loves seeing the little people fight, doctors spend more time writing sick notes than caring for the sick, lobster tastes best when it is red, and retired racing turn turtles are served truffles for breakfast. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cupofchar's national animal is the turn turtle, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Cupofchar is ranked 54,148th in the world and 1,788th in the West Pacific for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 157,276.83 Standard Monetary Units.

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5%
Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,895thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,696thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,899thSafest: 7,453rdMost Cultured: 7,766thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,633rdMost Pacifist: 8,705thMost Developed: 9,022ndLargest Publishing Industry: 9,174thHealthiest Citizens: 9,430thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,720thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,770thLowest Crime Rates: 10,126thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,563rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,919thMost Inclusive: 11,035thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,250thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,592ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,681stLargest Governments: 12,026thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,108thBest Weather: 12,537thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,120thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,984thSmartest Citizens: 15,515thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15,819thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,891st
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 63rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 135th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 162nd in the regionMost Cultured: 180th in the regionSafest: 188th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 210th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 215th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 215th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 222nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 224th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 224th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 227th in the regionMost Pacifist: 232nd in the regionLargest Governments: 245th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 247th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 247th in the regionMost Developed: 255th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 256th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 261st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 275th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 284th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 294th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 318th in the regionBest Weather: 343rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 361st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 365th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 385th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 392nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 444th in the regionMost Stationary: 462nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 495th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 501st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 541st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 582nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 586th in the regionLargest Populations: 599th in the regionNicest Citizens: 600th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Cupofchar, retired racing turn turtles are served truffles for breakfast.
  • : Cupofchar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Cupofchar, lobster tastes best when it is red.
  • : Following new legislation in Cupofchar, doctors spend more time writing sick notes than caring for the sick.
  • : Following new legislation in Cupofchar, the government loves seeing the little people fight.
  • : Following new legislation in Cupofchar, old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones.
  • : Following new legislation in Cupofchar, Mr Charlie Tibbs is too busy listening to praise to get any work done.
  • : Following new legislation in Cupofchar, holiday light displays just aren't the same without seizure-inducing strobe effects.
  • : Following new legislation in Cupofchar, tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the Cupofchar Blood Tithe.
  • : Following new legislation in Cupofchar, the "war on terror" doesn't seem to be making Cupofcharians any less frightened.

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