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Most Stationary: 1,880th Largest Populations: 2,244th Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,312th
The VRCC Security Office of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Guardian of the VRCC
Influence
Power
Security Officer
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Few

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The Stinkpot Turtle

Population24.727 billion

CapitalMud Puddle
LeaderMister Turtle
FaithCatholicism

Currencyturtle shell
Animalclick beetle

The VRCC Security Office of The Stinkpot Turtle is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Mister Turtle with an even hand, and notable for its unlimited-speed roads, frequent executions, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 24.727 billion Turtles 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 minute, corrupt government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order is also considered important, while Welfare and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mud Puddle. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3.9%.

The powerhouse turtley economy, worth a remarkable 2,308 trillion turtle shells a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Arms Manufacturing, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 93,360 turtle shells, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 296,477 per year while the poor average 22,398, a ratio of 13.2 to 1.

Cassocked priests and choirboys believe that what happens behind closed doors stays behind closed doors, political dissidents are cut off from essential services, lending money has become a major liability, and Mister Turtle is described as an everyday person with normal tastes and the usual interests. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. The Stinkpot Turtle's national animal is the click beetle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Catholicism.

The Stinkpot Turtle is ranked 113,308th in the world and 2nd in Vatican II for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 39.37 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Most Stationary: 1,880thLargest Populations: 2,244thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,312thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,893rdHighest Economic Output: 3,952ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,988thMost Ignorant Citizens: 4,577thMost Influential: 5,805thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6,443rdMost Primitive: 7,190thTop
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Largest Black Market: 9,704thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,915thMost Devout: 11,579thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,566thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,893rd

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