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Most Devout: 2,368thLargest Mining Sector: 2,831stMost Armed: 2,893rd
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Population8.009 billion

LeaderLev Patérnon
FaithChurch of Tarvelia

AnimalHooded Crow

The Kingdom of Tarvelia is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Lev Patérnon with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, sprawling nuclear power plants, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 8.009 billion Tarvelians are known throughout the region for their efficiency and work ethic, as well as their general suspicion of leisure.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Séljeved. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.5%.

The all-consuming Tarvelian economy, worth 893 trillion Kvens a year, is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is an impressive 111,508 Kvens, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 317,442 per year while the poor average 31,251, a ratio of 10.2 to 1.

Military officers are given medals for disobeying orders, theatre may or may not be changing for the better but it is being changed for good, trade deals are born to the sound of a royal woman's anguished screams, and the nation is renowned abroad for its love of blood and guts. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force. Tarvelia's national animal is the Hooded Crow, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Church of Tarvelia.

Tarvelia is ranked 206,534th in the world and 103rd in Right to Life for Longest Average Lifespans, with 33.74 Years.

Most Devout: 2,368thLargest Mining Sector: 2,831stMost Armed: 2,893rdMost Avoided: 3,593rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,768thFattest Citizens: 4,008thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,085thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,909thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,052ndRudest Citizens: 6,765thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7,962ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,734thTop
Largest Retail Industry: 10,993rdLargest Insurance Industry: 15,108thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,232ndSafest: 17,416thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,468thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,312thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 18,575thHighest Economic Output: 18,874th
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionRudest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 10th in the region

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