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Largest Gambling Industry: 2,493rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,004thLargest Black Market: 8,587th
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The Teahouse

Population6.573 billion

Currencytip
Animaldormouse

The Community of The Teahouse is a colossal, efficient nation, remarkable for its flagrant waste-dumping, rampant corporate plagiarism, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 6.573 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, Healthcare, and Defense also on the agenda. The average income tax rate is 25.5%.

The all-consuming Teahousean economy, worth 672 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, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. 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 102,367 tips, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

Children aren't allowed to chew their pencils until they get home from school, the government is encouraging violence on television, the education system is famed for its taxing exams, and local government operates tolls on every village road. 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 164,369th in the world and 3rd in Utopia for Most Pro-Market, scoring -52 on the Rand Index.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 2,493rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,004thLargest Black Market: 8,587thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 11,404thHighest Disposable Incomes: 12,289thHighest Drug Use: 17,184thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,797thMost Devout: 18,709th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Teahouse lodged a message on the Utopia Regional Message Board.
  • : The Teahouse was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : The Teahouse was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : The Teahouse was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Disposable Incomes.
  • : The Teahouse was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : The Teahouse was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : The Teahouse's influence in Utopia rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".
  • : Following new legislation in The Teahouse, local government operates tolls on every village road.
  • : Following new legislation in The Teahouse, the education system is famed for its taxing exams.
  • : Following new legislation in The Teahouse, the government is encouraging violence on television.

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