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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,231st Most Influential: 5,782nd Fattest Citizens: 6,395th
The Constitutional Monarchy of
Iron Fist Consumerists
We Drink Tea and Colonize Those Who Don't
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Great Tea Empire

Population700 million

CapitalLondon

Currencyenglish pound
Animaltea

The Constitutional Monarchy of The Great Tea Empire is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, strictly enforced bedtime, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 700 million Tea Drinkers 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of London. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 50.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Tea Drinker economy, worth 83.5 trillion english pounds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 119,346 english pounds, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 358,576 per year while the poor average 31,007, a ratio of 11.6 to 1.

The banshee wail foretells skies of death, suppression of pro-democracy protests is a daily occurrence, colonial subjects have Tea Drinker culture shoved down their throats, and expats return home to a government devoid of social and environmental agencies. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Great Tea Empire's national animal is the tea, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

The Great Tea Empire is ranked 11,568th in the world and 311th in The East Pacific for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 352.15 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,231stMost Influential: 5,782ndFattest Citizens: 6,395thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,746thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,845thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 9,180thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,987thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,961stMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,568thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,865thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,928thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12,257thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,513thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,062nd
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 144th in the regionFattest Citizens: 145th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 167th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 212th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 245th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 250th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 251st in the regionLargest Black Market: 304th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 311th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 329th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 339th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 340th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 354th in the regionTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 378th in the regionMost Influential: 416th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 515th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 534th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 575th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 580th in the regionMost Cultured: 589th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 594th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 597th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 707th in the regionLargest Governments: 726th in the region

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