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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,603rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9,379thLargest Populations: 12,007th
The Hypnagogic State of
Capitalist Paradise
Suum cuique pulchrum est
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Some

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Tego Witherward

Population15.574 billion

CapitalFalstaff
Leaderthe Triumviri Witherward Deducendae
Faiththe Philosophical Practice of Tolerance

Currencyrisum
Animalchinchilla

The Hypnagogic State of Tego Witherward is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by the Triumviri Witherward Deducendae with an even hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, complete lack of public education, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 15.574 billion Tegwardians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Falstaff. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.9%.

The very strong Tegwardian economy, worth 708 trillion risums a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Uranium Mining, and Book Publishing. Average income is 45,464 risums, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 291,335 per year while the poor average 2,895, a ratio of 100 to 1.

Tego Witherward has designated Falstaff as its capital city, almost half of the child population live rough on the streets, citizens are encouraged to report friends, family members or co-workers who seem depressed to the government for "counselling", and organised sports are frowned upon as frivolous. Crime, especially youth-related, is a serious problem. Tego Witherward's national animal is the chinchilla, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is the Philosophical Practice of Tolerance.

Tego Witherward is ranked 14,338th in the world and 543rd in Balder for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 7,148.34 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,603rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9,379thTop
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Largest Populations: 12,007thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12,470thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12,671stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 14,338thMost Pro-Market: 14,358thHighest Crime Rates: 15,393rd
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 230th in the regionLargest Populations: 292nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 292nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 364th in the regionTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 377th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 405th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 534th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 543rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Tego Witherward was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Fattest Citizens.
  • : Tego Witherward was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Tego Witherward's influence in Balder rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Tego Witherward was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Tego Witherward was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations and the Top 10% for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Tego Witherward was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : Tego Witherward's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Tego Witherward's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Tego Witherward's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Tego Witherward's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".

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