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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,133rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,057thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6,871st
The Greater Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
'Oku 'ikai ke ke fie ma'u ho'o he kuohili ke tokoni ki.
Hefia Tupou XV
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom
Below Average

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The Islands of Tonga

Population6.004 billion

CapitalKava Lund
LeaderHefia Tupou XV
FaithLord Börk

CurrencyTola 'a
AnimalPacific golden plover

The Greater Empire of The Islands of Tonga is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Hefia Tupou XV with an even hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, infamous sell-swords, and digital currency. The compassionate population of 6.004 billion Tongan's have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kava Lund. The average income tax rate is 76.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Tongan economy, worth 894 trillion Tola 'as a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 148,940 Tola 'as, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

All screens are equal but some are more equal than others, the best way to be heard in politics is to speak softly and carry a big comedy prop, copies of the constitution are used as toilet paper, and hospitals fear government fines more than terrorist ransoms. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Islands of Tonga's national animal is the Pacific golden plover, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Lord Börk.

The Islands of Tonga is ranked 135,466th in the world and 5,162nd in The North Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 188.42 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,133rdTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 6,057thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6,871stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,402ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,971stMost Subsidized Industry: 8,995thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,140thMost Efficient Economies: 9,397thLargest Black Market: 9,970thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,197thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,365thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 11,684thLowest Crime Rates: 12,094thMost Influential: 12,302ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,885thHighest Average Incomes: 14,518thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,716thLargest Governments: 14,721stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,244thNicest Citizens: 15,377thMost Cultured: 15,754thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,047thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,689thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,740thMost Secular: 17,840thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,420thHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,524thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,055thMost Inclusive: 19,087thSmartest Citizens: 19,194thLargest Information Technology Sector: 19,776thHighest Food Quality: 20,377thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,611thHighest Economic Output: 21,617th
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 81st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 263rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 323rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 331st in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 415th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 438th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 456th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 461st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 471st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 491st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 492nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 508th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 559th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 572nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 587th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 593rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 621st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 707th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 710th in the regionLargest Governments: 734th in the region

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