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Highest Poor Incomes: 9thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14th
The Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Slava rodu!
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Eminence Grise
Vice-Minister
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
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Rototornik

Population16.576 billion

CapitalMiscarcand
LeaderStanislav Zelko
FaithOrthodox Christianity

CurrencyTornik
AnimalNigershrimp

The Empire of Rototornik is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Stanislav Zelko with an iron fist, and notable for its closed borders, ubiquitous missile silos, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 16.576 billion 'Tornikians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Education, Law & Order, and Industry also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Environment are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Miscarcand. The average income tax rate is 99.0%.

The frighteningly efficient 'Tornikian economy, worth an astonishing 13,874 trillion Torniks 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, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, 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 a breathtaking 837,050 Torniks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Foreign converts are illuminated by both missionaries and helicopter searchlights, cars speed down national highways while drivers sleep at the wheel, squeaky high prepubescent voices recite the patriotic poem "Hail to The Leader!" before each meal, and the tenet of free speech is held dear. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rototornik's national animal is the Nigershrimp, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is Orthodox Christianity.

Rototornik is ranked 136,483rd in the world and 8th in Otoris for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.81 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Highest Poor Incomes: 9thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 21stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22ndHighest Average Incomes: 26thLargest Black Market: 29thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 68thMost Corrupt Governments: 125thLargest Mining Sector: 166thHighest Economic Output: 171stLargest Insurance Industry: 186thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 192ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 197thLargest Agricultural Sector: 202ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 231stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 233rdLowest Crime Rates: 264thLargest Governments: 284thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 296thMost Efficient Economies: 347thSmartest Citizens: 355thMost Avoided: 597thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 670thMost Armed: 758thMost Advanced Public Education: 808thMost Developed: 940thMost Subsidized Industry: 953rdRudest Citizens: 1,097thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,162ndLargest Retail Industry: 1,227thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,368thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,385thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,459thTop
5%
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,910thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,285thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,381stLargest Gambling Industry: 2,629thHealthiest Citizens: 5,370thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,690thLargest Populations: 8,838thTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,467thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12,253rdMost Influential: 16,047thMost Conservative: 17,367thMost Stationary: 17,427thMost Authoritarian: 17,542ndMost Secular: 17,791st

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Rototornik, the tenet of free speech is held dear.
  • : Following new legislation in Rototornik, squeaky high prepubescent voices recite the patriotic poem "Hail to The Leader!" before each meal.
  • : Following new legislation in Rototornik, cars speed down national highways while drivers sleep at the wheel.
  • : Following new legislation in Rototornik, foreign converts are illuminated by both missionaries and helicopter searchlights.
  • : Rototornik was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : Following new legislation in Rototornik, skateparks can be found in every city.
  • : Following new legislation in Rototornik, the Communist Party claims that selling things for profit isn't necessarily capitalism.
  • : Following new legislation in Rototornik, families returning from international vacations are unable to get their children back into the country.
  • : Following new legislation in Rototornik, Stanislav Zelko's family members carry literal get-out-of-jail-free cards.
  • : Rototornik was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.

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