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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,189th Most Influential: 5,763rd Fattest Citizens: 6,409th
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, notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, sprawling nuclear power plants, and ubiquitous missile silos. 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 11,582nd 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: 3,189thMost Influential: 5,763rdFattest Citizens: 6,409thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,757thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,859thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 9,190thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,004thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,976thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,582ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,884thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,940thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12,298thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,517thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,086th
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 145th in the regionFattest Citizens: 147th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 168th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 213th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 246th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 250th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 251st in the regionLargest Black Market: 308th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 311th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 332nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 338th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 341st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 344th in the regionTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 383rd in the regionMost Influential: 415th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 512th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 533rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 576th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 581st in the regionMost Cultured: 589th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 594th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 601st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 708th in the regionLargest Governments: 729th in the region

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