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Most Secular: 897thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,065thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,121st
The Imperium of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Where gold hearts are hidden among steel
Influence
Unproven
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Tel Mithru

Population5.344 billion

CapitalTel Xin
LeaderSavior Rex

CurrencyYen
AnimalTiger

The Imperium of Tel Mithru is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Savior Rex with an iron fist, and remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, ubiquitous missile silos, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 5.344 billion Mithru 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, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Industry, and Administration are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tel Xin. The average income tax rate is 35.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Mithru economy, worth a remarkable 1,224 trillion Yen a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 229,083 Yen, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

International commentators accuse the nation of aggressive cultural imperialism, postcards from Mithru driving test centres are popular souvenirs, women wearing male lounge-wear are quizzed for hours by mental health practitioners, and the diplomatic corps tends to open negotiations by insulting all the foreigners in the room. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Tel Mithru's national animal is the Tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Tel Mithru is ranked 63,912th in the world and 2,931st in Osiris for Lowest Crime Rates, with 66.88 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

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Most Secular: 897thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,065thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,121stMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,654thTop
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Most Armed: 2,101stLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,496thLargest Black Market: 2,748thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,924thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,126thMost Influential: 3,895thMost Cultured: 4,125thHighest Average Incomes: 4,353rdMost Corrupt Governments: 4,386thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,109thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,244thRudest Citizens: 6,262ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,508thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,753rdLargest Publishing Industry: 8,820thMost Developed: 9,018thSmartest Citizens: 10,430thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 10,492ndMost Efficient Economies: 10,545thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,944thHealthiest Citizens: 11,362ndHighest Economic Output: 13,458thBest Weather: 15,915thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,228thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 16,298thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,570thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,992ndLargest Governments: 18,011th
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Most Secular: 18th in the regionMost Influential: 32nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 40th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 41st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 47th in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 88th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 91st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 102nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 156th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 171st in the regionMost Cultured: 174th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 179th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 216th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 227th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 258th in the regionRudest Citizens: 267th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 303rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 334th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 412th in the regionMost Developed: 423rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 475th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 509th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 560th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 571st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 623rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 633rd in the region

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