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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,868th Most Corrupt Governments: 8,566th Most Authoritarian: 9,790th
The DRNA of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Solidarity forever!
Premier Norman Thomas
Influence
Dominator
Founder
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Grand Technate

Population2.351 billion

CapitalColumbus
LeaderPremier Norman Thomas

CurrencyCommunal Dollar
AnimalWhite Elk

The DRNA of The Grand Technate is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Premier Norman Thomas with an iron fist, and renowned for its digital currency, keen interest in outer space, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.351 billion Midwesterners 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Columbus. The average income tax rate is 52.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Midwestern economy, worth 240 trillion Communal Dollars a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Cheese Exports. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 102,298 Communal Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The police go to great efforts to seize contraband favored by politicians on the police oversight committee, restaurateurs put a lot of effort into persuading customers to accept wafer-thin mints, former state leaders include a TV comic and a cowboy actor, and the automobile industry is sitting up and taking notice of the new 24 hour race events... as are the track's sleepless neighbours. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Grand Technate's national animal is the White Elk, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Grand Technate is ranked 148,732nd in the world and 2nd in The Providence Confederation for Most Devout, with 6.14 Prayers Per Hour.

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Most Corrupt Governments: 8,566thMost Authoritarian: 9,790thLargest Black Market: 10,062ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,261stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,742ndHighest Poor Incomes: 14,997thMost Conservative: 15,903rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,043rd

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