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Least Corrupt Governments: 6,888thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,194thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,876th
The Captain Slow of
Left-wing Utopia
Claaaaarkson
Tom
Influence
Powerbroker
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Excellent

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Major-Tom

Population9.634 billion

CapitalPoplar
LeaderTom

CurrencyWhite Wine
AnimalGlass Animal

The Captain Slow of Major-Tom is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Tom with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, smutty television, and irreverence towards religion. The democratic population of 9.634 billion blehs are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The relatively small, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Poplar. The average income tax rate is 27.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Major-Tomian economy, worth 888 trillion White Wines a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 92,226 White Wines, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites, modelling agencies send their clients to work in nursing homes, the volume of paperwork used to complete a single environmental assessment defeats the purpose, and incarcerated crime lords manage their empires from massage tables. Crime is well under control. Major-Tom's national animal is the Glass Animal, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Major-Tom is ranked 176,292nd in the world and 14th in Arizona for Most Pro-Market, scoring -72 on the Rand Index.

Top
5%
Least Corrupt Governments: 6,888thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,194thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,876thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,146thTop
10%
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,691stMost Stationary: 16,386thMost Influential: 16,518thHighest Disposable Incomes: 18,128thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,457thHighest Economic Output: 19,131stLargest Retail Industry: 19,712th
Top
10%
Smartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Major-Tom changed its national motto to "Claaaaarkson" and its nation type to "Captain Slow".
  • : Major-Tom altered its national flag.
  • : Major-Tom altered its national flag.
  • : Major-Tom altered its national flag.
  • : Major-Tom was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Major-Tom was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Major-Tom altered its national flag.
  • : Major-Tom's influence in Arizona rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".
  • : Major-Tom's influence in Arizona fell from "Powerbroker" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : Major-Tom was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather.

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