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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 713th Lowest Crime Rates: 771st Most Corrupt Governments: 1,110th
The Salt King of
Corporate Police State
Hell is empty and all the devils are here
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population18.885 billion

LeaderTim Stark


The Salt King of Tim-Opolis is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Tim Stark with an iron fist, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, smutty television, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 18.885 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 4,650 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 160,637th in the world and 282nd in Spiritus for Most Pacifist, with 4.69 Cheeks Turned Per Day.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 713thLowest Crime Rates: 771stMost Corrupt Governments: 1,110thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,369thHighest Economic Output: 1,449thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,458thLargest Mining Sector: 1,522ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,529thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,702ndLargest Governments: 1,725thFattest Citizens: 1,827thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,069thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,358thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,398thHighest Average Incomes: 2,815thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,194thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,422ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,161stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,097thLargest Populations: 5,180thMost Conservative: 6,649thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,747thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,049thMost Avoided: 7,461stTop
Smartest Citizens: 8,891stMost Influential: 9,713thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 10,979thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,510thLargest Retail Industry: 12,076thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12,258thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,315thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,680thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 14,198thMost Extreme: 15,613th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 15th in the regionMost Avoided: 16th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 16th in the regionMost Conservative: 17th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 23rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 24th in the regionMost Extreme: 25th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 28th in the region

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