by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 2,489th Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,892nd Most Corrupt Governments: 12,388th
The New Imperialistic Power of
Father Knows Best State
'E toe tu'u 'a e 'Emipaea fo'ou 'i he lea faka-Tonga
Kalasia Tupou IX
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The Islands of Tonga

Population1.053 billion

LeaderKalasia Tupou IX
FaithFree Wesleyan Church

CurrencyTola 'a
AnimalPacific golden plover

The New Imperialistic Power of The Islands of Tonga is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Kalasia Tupou IX with an iron fist, and renowned for its ritual sacrifices, digital currency, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical population of 1.053 billion Tongans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Faka'naki. The average income tax rate is 68.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient a Tongan economy, worth 135 trillion Tola 'as a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, and Tourism. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 128,473 Tola 'as, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Worried-looking neonatal nurses are being deployed in place of SWAT teams during dangerous drug busts, engineers preemptively order lawyers after every power cut, every fourth child is born with flippers instead of hands, and dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Islands of Tonga's national animal is the Pacific golden plover, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Free Wesleyan Church.

The Islands of Tonga is ranked 100,965th in the world and 5,511th in The North Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 41.22 on the Rand Index.

Most Influential: 2,489thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,892ndTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 12,388thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,553rdNicest Citizens: 12,838thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,328thMost Secular: 13,758thMost Efficient Economies: 15,504thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,580thMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,971stLargest Agricultural Sector: 16,179thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,459th
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 105th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 457th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 593rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 666th in the regionMost Secular: 706th in the regionNicest Citizens: 713th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 722nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 744th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 781st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 787th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 807th in the regionMost Influential: 829th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 864th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 876th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 877th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 910th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 912th in the region

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