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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 394thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 445thHighest Poor Incomes: 512th
The Mont Noire Tea Kingdom of
Democratic Socialists
Force et Solidarité
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population5.113 billion

LeaderPrime Minister Elliot Pearce
FaithAfternoon Tea

AnimalBexford Deer

The Mont Noire Tea Kingdom of Gorbastan is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Prime Minister Elliot Pearce with an even hand, and notable for its frequent executions, pith helmet sales, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 5.113 billion Gorbastanis are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Education, Administration, and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Torselchester. The average income tax rate is 97.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Gorbastani economy, worth a remarkable 1,584 trillion Crowns a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Trout Farming, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 309,866 Crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Foreign leaders' Twitcher accounts are monitored for potential threats to national security, many mayors are barely in office before being kicked out for minor parking violations, colonial citizens are forced to sing the praise of the "Great Gorbastani Liberator", and military spending is on the increase. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Gorbastan's national animal is the Bexford Deer, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Afternoon Tea.

Gorbastan is ranked 4,940th in the world and 134th in The East Pacific for Rudest Citizens, with 143.44 Insults Per Minute.

Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 394thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 445thHighest Poor Incomes: 512thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 597thMost Secular: 728thMost Armed: 1,031stMost Influential: 1,690thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,695thHighest Average Incomes: 1,787thLargest Black Market: 2,077thLargest Governments: 2,099thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 2,581stMost Developed: 3,270thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,431stLowest Crime Rates: 3,935thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,998thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,091stSmartest Citizens: 4,314thRudest Citizens: 4,940thMost Efficient Economies: 5,194thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,495thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,084thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,163rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,194thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,865thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,904thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,087thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,247thHighest Economic Output: 10,125thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 12,293rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,976thMost Inclusive: 13,176thMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,805thLargest Agricultural Sector: 15,307thMost Cultured: 15,464thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,219thMost Income Equality: 19,419thMost Stationary: 20,143rd
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 11th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14th in the regionMost Armed: 17th in the regionMost Secular: 27th in the regionLargest Black Market: 36th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 40th in the regionLargest Governments: 53rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 65th in the regionMost Influential: 71st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 83rd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 92nd in the regionMost Developed: 99th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 106th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 111th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 112th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 120th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 124th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 126th in the regionRudest Citizens: 134th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 158th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 161st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 170th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 191st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 213th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 217th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 267th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 302nd in the regionMost Stationary: 309th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 354th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 359th in the regionMost Cultured: 408th in the regionMost Inclusive: 423rd in the regionLargest Populations: 444th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 447th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 477th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 495th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 866th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 880th in the region

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