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Most Cultured: 596thMost Influential: 1,135thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,020th
The Holy Queendom of
Mother Knows Best State
Sérénité, Égalité, Unité
Queen Marie of France
Influence
Page
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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New Touraine

Population3.562 billion

CapitalTours
LeaderQueen Marie of France
FaithCatholicism

Currencylivre
AnimalCoq Gaulois

The Holy Queendom of New Touraine is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Queen Marie of France with an iron fist, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, national health service, and pith helmet sales. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 3.562 billion Tourangeaux are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tours. The average income tax rate is 73.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Tourangeau economy, worth 859 trillion livres a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 241,291 livres, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

Money always talks but the taboo subject of death just brings silence, pawn shop reality shows dominate basic cable, father-son fishing trips have been banned, and the NHS is snowed under by requests for crisper ciabatta and tenderer tagliatelle. Crime is totally unknown. New Touraine's national animal is the Coq Gaulois, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Catholicism.

New Touraine is ranked 3,743rd in the world and 58th in Europe for Highest Average Incomes, with 241,291.78 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Cultured: 596thMost Influential: 1,135thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,020thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,191stMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,370thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,505thLargest Retail Industry: 2,604thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,734thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,868thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,237thMost Devout: 3,302ndMost Developed: 3,449thSmartest Citizens: 3,462ndLargest Publishing Industry: 3,591stMost Efficient Economies: 3,681stHighest Average Incomes: 3,743rdMost Armed: 3,807thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,219thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,366thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,709thMost Inclusive: 4,802ndMost Rebellious Youth: 5,481stNicest Citizens: 5,948thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,556thLargest Governments: 6,666thHealthiest Citizens: 6,732ndRudest Citizens: 6,947thLowest Crime Rates: 7,107thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,261stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,822ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,093rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,401stMost Corrupt Governments: 9,559thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 10,868thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,563rdMost Subsidized Industry: 11,822ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,010thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 15,943rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,315thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,343rdHighest Economic Output: 19,682nd
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Most Cultured: 12th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 28th in the regionMost Armed: 30th in the regionMost Devout: 33rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 34th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 38th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 38th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 42nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 43rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 45th in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 56th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 58th in the regionMost Developed: 68th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 68th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 69th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 72nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 76th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 81st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 82nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 85th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 85th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 88th in the regionMost Inclusive: 90th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 94th in the regionRudest Citizens: 101st in the regionLargest Governments: 102nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 104th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : New Touraine endorsed The Republic of Riverpost.
  • : Following new legislation in New Touraine, the NHS is snowed under by requests for crisper ciabatta and tenderer tagliatelle.
  • : Following new legislation in New Touraine, father-son fishing trips have been banned.
  • : Following new legislation in New Touraine, pawn shop reality shows dominate basic cable.
  • : Following new legislation in New Touraine, money always talks but the taboo subject of death just brings silence.
  • : New Touraine was endorsed by The Republic of Riverpost.
  • : Following new legislation in New Touraine, the military sees national borders more as guidelines than absolutes.
  • : Following new legislation in New Touraine, athletic teenagers are among the wealthiest members of society.
  • : Following new legislation in New Touraine, 9 out of 10 consumers think that vitamins can cure cancer.
  • : Following new legislation in New Touraine, government solves problems by tossing money at the nearest geek.

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