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Largest Information Technology Sector: 13thHighest Poor Incomes: 14thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15th
The Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Slava rodu!
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

People:13,451,988,692
Zombies:4,775,213,633

Rototornik

Population18.227 billion

CapitalMiscarcand
LeaderStanislav Zelko
FaithOrthodox Christianity

CurrencyTornik
AnimalNigershrimp

The Empire of Rototornik is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Stanislav Zelko with an iron fist, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, free-roaming dinosaurs, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 18.227 billion 'Tornikians, 4.775 billion of whom are zombies, 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, although Education, Law & Order, and Industry are also considered important, while Social Policy and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Miscarcand. The average income tax rate is 99.4%.

The frighteningly efficient 'Tornikian economy, worth an astonishing 15,519 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 851,461 Torniks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread, politicians have literally dirty hands from their extracurricular activities, even doll houses and dog kennels have to be able to withstand rigorous earthquake testing, and people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy. 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 1,456th in the world and 1st in Greater Ixnay for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 28,472.18 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 13thHighest Poor Incomes: 14thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15thHighest Average Incomes: 23rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 24thLargest Black Market: 24thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 33rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 76thMost Corrupt Governments: 126thHighest Economic Output: 153rdLargest Mining Sector: 163rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 188thLargest Insurance Industry: 192ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 229thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 233rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 238thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 242ndLowest Crime Rates: 249thLargest Governments: 269thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 273rdSmartest Citizens: 355thMost Efficient Economies: 366thMost Avoided: 692ndMost Advanced Public Education: 755thMost Armed: 766thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 784thMost Developed: 986thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,139thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,154thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,188thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,206thLargest Retail Industry: 1,456thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,527thTop
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,483rdLargest Publishing Industry: 2,486thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,101stMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,120thRudest Citizens: 3,418thMost Zombies: 4,644thHealthiest Citizens: 5,780thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,592ndLargest Populations: 8,400thMost Survivors: 9,793rdMost Authoritarian: 10,253rdTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,988thMost Conservative: 12,731stMost Dead: 14,212thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 15,686thMost Zombified: 21,258th
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Largest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Conservative: 3rd in the regionMost Extreme: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Rototornik, people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy.
  • : Following new legislation in Rototornik, even doll houses and dog kennels have to be able to withstand rigorous earthquake testing.
  • : Following new legislation in Rototornik, politicians have literally dirty hands from their extracurricular activities.
  • : Following new legislation in Rototornik, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread.
  • : Following new legislation in Rototornik, minority children find the right answer in school tests is always the most insulting one.
  • : Following new legislation in Rototornik, a government program is underway to revitalize Rototornik's beaches.
  • : Following new legislation in Rototornik, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces.
  • : Following new legislation in Rototornik, holiday light displays just aren't the same without seizure-inducing strobe effects.
  • : Following new legislation in Rototornik, religious households enthusiastically use whips in private.
  • : Following new legislation in Rototornik, producers insist that movie stars wear crash helmets in every scene.

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