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Largest Gambling Industry: 2,517thLargest Black Market: 9,392ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,110th
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The Teahouse

Population7.922 billion

Currencytip
Animaldormouse

The Community of The Teahouse is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its ritual sacrifices, enslaved workforce, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 7.922 billion Teahouseans 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 government prioritizes Education, with Industry, Defense, and Healthcare also on the agenda. The average income tax rate is 25.9%.

The all-consuming Teahousean economy, worth 810 trillion tips a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Gambling, Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 102,249 tips, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

Vehicular homicide by Teahousean ambassadors is a leading cause of death throughout the world's capital cities, devotion to God is only skin-deep, healthcare workers are flummoxed over the spike in foreign tourists with sudden-onset heart disease, and the military perceives nations hit by natural disasters as "easy pickings". Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low. The Teahouse's national animal is the dormouse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Teahouse is ranked 9,392nd in the world and 1st in Utopia for Largest Black Market, with 118 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 2,517thLargest Black Market: 9,392ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,110thHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,598thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 12,925thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,310thHighest Drug Use: 21,372ndHighest Economic Output: 22,711thMost Armed: 23,204th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Teahouse was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : Following new legislation in The Teahouse, the military perceives nations hit by natural disasters as "easy pickings".
  • : Following new legislation in The Teahouse, healthcare workers are flummoxed over the spike in foreign tourists with sudden-onset heart disease.
  • : Following new legislation in The Teahouse, devotion to God is only skin-deep.
  • : Following new legislation in The Teahouse, vehicular homicide by Teahousean ambassadors is a leading cause of death throughout the world's capital cities.
  • : Following new legislation in The Teahouse, disaster relief budgets are growing like wildfire.
  • : The Teahouse was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : The Teahouse was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : The Teahouse lodged a message on the Utopia Regional Message Board.
  • : The Teahouse lodged a message on the Utopia Regional Message Board.

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