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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 246thLargest Gambling Industry: 354thHighest Disposable Incomes: 394th
The State-Mandated Utopia of
Corporate Police State
Get off my property.
Tobias
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Tobelade

Population20.625 billion

CapitalGlorious Tobias Utopialand
LeaderTobias
FaithTobism

CurrencyCap
AnimalGreat Plains Radscorpion

The State-Mandated Utopia of Tobelade is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Tobias with an iron fist, and notable for its enslaved workforce, ban on automobiles, and exploding hoverboards. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 20.625 billion Tobeladians 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 tiny, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, although Industry and Spirituality are also considered important, while Environment and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Glorious Tobias Utopialand. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Tobeladian economy, worth a remarkable 7,308 trillion Caps a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Uranium Mining, and Information Technology. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an amazing 354,350 Caps, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,926,670 per year while the poor average 8,814, a ratio of 332 to 1.

Education for the poor is learning to ask "do you want fries with that?", grinning punters say that casino roulette is the greatest high that life has to offer, no one knows how to tie a reef knot, and good-looking doctors are obliged by law to give foot rubs to Tobias. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Tobelade's national animal is the Great Plains Radscorpion, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Tobism.

Tobelade is ranked 1,093rd in the world and 5th in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 284.02 on the Hayek Index.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 246thLargest Gambling Industry: 354thHighest Disposable Incomes: 394thLargest Insurance Industry: 448thMost Avoided: 506thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 603rdMost Corrupt Governments: 719thFattest Citizens: 746thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 766thLargest Mining Sector: 771stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 806thHighest Economic Output: 826thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 862ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,012thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,025thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,093rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,119thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,139thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,390thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,509thMost Armed: 1,535thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,833rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,141stTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 2,890thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,344thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,430thMost Devout: 3,486thMost Efficient Economies: 3,804thMost Ignorant Citizens: 4,562ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,966thLargest Black Market: 5,182ndLargest Populations: 5,574thLargest Governments: 5,635thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,024thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 13,208thRudest Citizens: 17,277thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,832ndMost Conservative: 21,878th
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Largest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 7th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionFattest Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 10th in the regionMost Armed: 11th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 11th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 15th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 24th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 26th in the regionMost Devout: 27th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 27th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 28th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 29th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 31st in the regionRudest Citizens: 34th in the regionLargest Governments: 34th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 41st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 48th in the regionLargest Black Market: 49th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 53rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Tobelade was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Tobelade was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Tobelade was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector and the Top 10% for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Tobelade was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces and the Top 10% for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Tobelade's influence in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Tobelade was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Tobelade was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Tobelade was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Tobelade was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Following new legislation in Tobelade, good-looking doctors are obliged by law to give foot rubs to Tobias.

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