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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,747th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3,360th Largest Manufacturing Sector: 3,519th
The Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Pro Rege et Patria
Emperor Bartosz V the Wise
Influence
Superpower
Founder
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Tankium

Population2.672 billion

CapitalKraków
LeaderEmperor Bartosz V the Wise
FaithCatholicism

CurrencyZłoty Tankijski
Animaleagle

The Empire of Tankium is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Bartosz V the Wise with an iron fist, and renowned for its digital currency, rampant corporate plagiarism, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.672 billion Tankians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Education, Law & Order, and Industry also on the agenda, while International Aid and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kraków. The average income tax rate is 68.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Tankian economy, worth 353 trillion Złoty Tankijskis a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Uranium Mining, and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 132,145 Złoty Tankijskis, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Business owners return from long vacations to find their factories have been turned into homeless shelters, Tankians are wondering where have all the flowers gone, main battle tanks stalk the woods of Tankium in search of eagles, and ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tankium's national animal is the eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Tankium is ranked 23,675th in the world and 1st in Imperatoris Gloria for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 4,603.93 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Top
5%
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,747thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,360thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,519thMost Devout: 4,543rdMost Authoritarian: 8,118thTop
10%
Largest Black Market: 9,496thMost Conservative: 11,503rdHealthiest Citizens: 12,272ndMost Corrupt Governments: 12,966thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,247thLowest Crime Rates: 14,985thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,457th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Tankium was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Tankium altered its national flag.
  • : Tankium was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Tankium was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Tankium, ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward.
  • : Following new legislation in Tankium, main battle tanks stalk the woods of Tankium in search of eagles.
  • : Following new legislation in Tankium, Tankians are wondering where have all the flowers gone.
  • : Following new legislation in Tankium, business owners return from long vacations to find their factories have been turned into homeless shelters.
  • : Following new legislation in Tankium, card collectors duel to the death.
  • : Following new legislation in Tankium, Tankians believe a soft answer turneth away wrath but punitive punishment is much more fun.

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