by Max Barry

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Largest Mining Sector: 7,132ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 13,971stHighest Disposable Incomes: 14,877th
The Republic of
Right-wing Utopia
Out of Dust We Reach for the Stars
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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El Tanika

Population5.455 billion

CurrencyEl Tanikan Bolivar

The Republic of El Tanika is a colossal, efficient nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 5.455 billion El Tanikans are free to succeed or fail in life on their own merits; the successful tend to enjoy an opulent (but moralistic) lifestyle, while the failures can be seen crowding out most jails.

The tiny, moralistic, pro-business government is dominated by the Department of Defense, with Law & Order and Industry also on the agenda, while International Aid and Welfare receive no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.6%.

The thriving El Tanikan economy, worth 409 trillion El Tanikan Bolivars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Gambling, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 75,083 El Tanikan Bolivars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 338,255 per year while the poor average 10,272, a ratio of 32.9 to 1.

Military spending is on the increase, employers may fire workers without giving any reason, and the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry. Crime is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. El Tanika's national animal is the Ovenbird, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

El Tanika is ranked 117,337th in the world and 32nd in Anime for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 50 Whatever.

Largest Mining Sector: 7,132ndTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 13,971stHighest Disposable Incomes: 14,877thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,906thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 16,010thMost Avoided: 19,910thMost Pro-Market: 22,237thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 22,945th
Most Pro-Market: 4th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the region

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