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Most Secular: 3,980th Best Weather: 6,076th Largest Black Market: 7,726th
The Republic of
Democratic Socialists
Each day is another day of torture.
Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Kung Ture

Population3.9 billion

CapitalThe Underground

CurrencyGold Mark
AnimalGiant-Squid

The Republic of Kung Ture is a massive, safe nation, renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, smutty television, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 3.9 billion Tureans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Underground. The average income tax rate is 55.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Tureanic economy, worth 491 trillion Gold Marks 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 a slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. 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 impressive 126,065 Gold Marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Running away is an essential part of the elite forces' hand-to-hand training, the combined alert sound of a nation simultaneously receiving a text message is a common cause of hearing damage, incompetent former soldiers have been re-employed as incompetent cleaners and kitchen staff, and it's best to decline if Leader offers to buy a round of drinks. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Kung Ture's national animal is the Giant-Squid, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Kung Ture is ranked 33,318th in the world and 1,785th in Lazarus for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 94.19 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Most Secular: 3,980thBest Weather: 6,076thLargest Black Market: 7,726thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,866thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,210thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,990thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,251stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,517thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,262ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,705thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,906thHealthiest Citizens: 14,578thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,226th
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Most Secular: 176th in the regionBest Weather: 279th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 354th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 367th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 385th in the regionLargest Black Market: 411th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 438th in the regionMost Income Equality: 574th in the region

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