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Lowest Crime Rates: 740th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 771st Most Corrupt Governments: 1,052nd
The Salt King of
Corporate Police State
Hell is empty and all the devils are here
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population18.01 billion

LeaderTim Stark


The Salt King of Tim-Opolis is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Tim Stark with an iron fist, and notable for its smutty television, strictly enforced bedtime, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 18.01 billion Northerners are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Winterfell. The average income tax rate is 95.7%.

The thriving Tim-Opolisian economy, worth a remarkable 4,434 trillion Crowns a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is an amazing 246,248 Crowns, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 986,468 per year while the poor average 41,245, a ratio of 23.9 to 1.

Retail staff are trained to take both inside leg measurements and the lives of their enemies, unused plastic recycling bins are being dumped into landfills by the tonne, a stocking with a crooked seam or a tie without a full Windsor knot are grounds for instant dismissal, and the nation's poor can be seen scavenging trash bins for used coffee grounds. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tim-Opolis's national animal is the Direwolf, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Adjeism.

Tim-Opolis is ranked 38,405th in the world and 72nd in Spiritus for Safest, scoring 104.46 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Lowest Crime Rates: 740thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 771stMost Corrupt Governments: 1,052ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,456thHighest Economic Output: 1,490thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,498thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,555thLargest Governments: 1,633rdLargest Mining Sector: 1,667thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,703rdTop
Fattest Citizens: 1,889thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,245thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,249thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,696thHighest Average Incomes: 2,710thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,980thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,851stHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,183rdLargest Populations: 5,336thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,629thMost Conservative: 7,419thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,624thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,290thMost Avoided: 8,535thSmartest Citizens: 8,864thTop
Most Influential: 9,945thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,715thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12,474thLargest Retail Industry: 13,024thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,883rdLargest Publishing Industry: 14,213thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,720thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 16,320thLargest Black Market: 17,030thMost Extreme: 17,123rd
Largest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 14th in the regionTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15th in the regionMost Conservative: 15th in the regionMost Avoided: 15th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 17th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 22nd in the regionMost Extreme: 25th in the region

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