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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 984th Most Influential: 1,284th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,064th
The Dictatorship of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Government Knows Best!
Tsar Clouseau
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Developing
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Tessau

Population10.139 billion

CapitalDresden
LeaderTsar Clouseau
FaithPink Panther-ism

CurrencySilver
AnimalTerribly-Written FanFic

The Dictatorship of Tessau is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Tsar Clouseau with an iron fist, and notable for its closed borders, national health service, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 10.139 billion Pencil-Pushers 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dresden. The average income tax rate is 93.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but underdeveloped Tessauan economy, worth 468 trillion Silvers a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Information Technology. Average income is 46,182 Silvers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

The men in trenchcoats hanging around playgrounds are actually police officers, courses in how to boil water are popular for formerly microwave-reliant Pencil-Pushers, healthcare workers are flummoxed over the spike in foreign tourists with sudden-onset heart disease, and Brancaland has gifted over nine thousand putrid moose carcasses to Tessau as a reminder of their "special relationship". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tessau's national animal is the Terribly-Written FanFic, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Pink Panther-ism.

Tessau is ranked 165,498th in the world and 8,946th in The North Pacific for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring -15.02 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

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Endorsements Received: 157 » Notyoutopia, Ceretis, Novare Res, Selfgradatude, Guslantis, Sunto, Frances Francis the First of France, Corfad, Yaorozu, Xentherida, Unimaginable Doom, Sil Dorsett, Shadowrik, Great Bights Mum, Avalon, Holy Oranz, Calamazo, Gorinchem and Hoog-Hoornaar, American MapleStory, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, SillyString, Wineclaw, Siwale, Malta Comino Gozo, Pallaith, Kwaj, General COE, Shin-Hachioji, Diodone, Yukti, Kelvaros Prime, Buckerino, The Iron Lions, Cloydicia, Bayern-Straubing, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Amerian States, Beodarasc, PlanetPunk, Tredano, Territorio di Nessuno, Wodan, Ainsworth, Maott, Eglise Sainte Eve, Puczovska, Atain, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Ozstan, and 107 others.Q w e r t y, Voznesheim, Shibutani, Lower Nubia, Californian Redwood, THX1138, Northern Glory, Former English Colony, Kylesburgh, Koda-Land, Highton Islands, The Gamer Party, Whereisthatistan, Racoda, Sacrento, Sanjurika, Zeternia, Sundred, United Draconia, Empy, Ethnon, The United States of Romania, Suicidistan, El Fiji Grande, Dar es Saalam, Amestris-Britannia, Wilkshire, Yubadai, Pasargad, The Rhein States, Ostrolia, The Most Freedom Ever, Snoodum, New Eleria, New Bremerton, New Pruessen, Spartoptia, SORT, Sinelona, Valhalla123, North Bratislava, Vincone Cae, Uganda Knuckles UK, Kasazzastan, Omnistria, Sakaryata, Unsophisticate, Napnomadia, Sheldanada, Bearical, Australiland, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, Lunallian, Dreadton, Ka Ching, The Pantheons, Ninjak30, Outer Egorniand, Federation Terra Australis, Eri-Maqa-Ena, The Windmilluminati, Amauri, Guer Aike, Alunya, Steraz, The Sinclarian Provinces, Niradans, Votak Matim, Ofemerica, Egalico, Tappan Hills, Solmetria, Renzic, Joodey, Ara Antrizuls, Torakuen, The Notorious Mad Jack, Ibiscaton, Saturns Edge, Peldorn, Steampunk Ariel, Zemnaya Svoboda, VarDrade, Jasminlandia, Plangainer, Trillius, Kirostan, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Ejhsa, Liberum Mundi, Seidr Wyrd, Victoriaans Nederlands, Apetopia, 1 very fast endotarter, Lomjia, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Vikingiarchy, Aratani, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Loutsland, Test for a new hope, Castle Federation, Alpinea, and The Black Cathedral.

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