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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 294th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 372nd Largest Information Technology Sector: 441st
The Republic of
New York Times Democracy
In God We Trust
Influence
Superpower
Founder / Story Director
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Republic of Tessen is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by President James Reagan with a fair hand, and remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, complete lack of prisons, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 27.842 billion Tessens enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The minute government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Milwaukee. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Tessen economy, worth a remarkable 7,326 trillion dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 263,129 dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 996,415 per year while the poor average 48,291, a ratio of 20.6 to 1.

Pretending to be prejudiced is a good way to get out of jury duty, televangelists flaunt their expensive cars when they attend charity events, wealthy students ride to school past mendicant dropouts, and hordes of gardening enthusiasts are being banished from cities nationwide. Crime is totally unknown. Tessen's national animal is the eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Tessen is ranked 94,878th in the world and 6th in American Union for Most Armed, with 0.27 Weapons Per Person.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 294thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 372ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 441stHighest Economic Output: 495thMost Cultured: 567thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 674thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 734thLargest Retail Industry: 738thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 757thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 758thMost Cheerful Citizens: 789thMost Efficient Economies: 866thMost Devout: 884thMost Scientifically Advanced: 992ndLargest Populations: 1,313thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,595thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2,024thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,306thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,104thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,193rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,327thMost Influential: 3,397thSmartest Citizens: 4,345thRudest Citizens: 4,889thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,367thSafest: 5,811thHealthiest Citizens: 7,178thMost Avoided: 8,729thTop
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10,168thLargest Black Market: 11,316thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11,947thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,708thLowest Crime Rates: 14,088thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15,737thLeast Corrupt Governments: 16,537thMost Developed: 17,474th
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Tessen was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Following new legislation in Tessen, hordes of gardening enthusiasts are being banished from cities nationwide.
  • : Following new legislation in Tessen, wealthy students ride to school past mendicant dropouts.
  • : Following new legislation in Tessen, televangelists flaunt their expensive cars when they attend charity events.
  • : Following new legislation in Tessen, pretending to be prejudiced is a good way to get out of jury duty.
  • : Following new legislation in Tessen, the nation has dismantled its entire WMD arsenal.
  • : Tessen lodged a message on the American Union Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Tessen, the acceptance of acupuncture and other alternative therapies has needled the scientific community.
  • : Following new legislation in Tessen, busy commuters no longer hear the cries of "I want some more!" on the nation's streets.
  • : Following new legislation in Tessen, the comic book series 'President James Reagan and the Villainous Corporate Cronies' is a best-seller.

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