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Most Corrupt Governments: 163rd Largest Agricultural Sector: 163rd Largest Cheese Export Sector: 393rd
The Funhouse of Terror of
Father Knows Best State
Servility always curdles into rage in the end
Influence
Truckler
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Tomie

Population8.546 billion

CapitalKyōtomie
LeaderTomie Kawakami
Faithservility

Currencyyen
Animalfushichō

The Funhouse of Terror of Tomie is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Tomie Kawakami with an iron fist, and notable for its compulsory military service, vat-grown people, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 8.546 billion serfs 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 tiny, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kyōtomie. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient servile economy, worth a remarkable 2,834 trillion yen a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 331,711 yen, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Stuttering trypanophobes are doomed never to marry, national parks have long lines of different gender-specific 'Porta-Pottys', Tomie Kawakami's iHouse is so intelligent that it manages its own social media accounts, and minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Tomie's national animal is the fushichō, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is servility.

Tomie is ranked 4,019th in the world and 1st in Psychotic Dictatorships for Most Cultured, scoring 165 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

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Most Corrupt Governments: 163rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 163rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 393rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 458thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 475thLargest Information Technology Sector: 510thMost Secular: 637thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 800thLargest Insurance Industry: 812thMost Beautiful Environments: 971stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,127thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,148thHighest Average Incomes: 1,157thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,167thLargest Retail Industry: 1,299thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,402ndHighest Poor Incomes: 1,575thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,595thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,641stTop
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Rudest Citizens: 1,749thSmartest Citizens: 1,756thBest Weather: 2,127thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,205thHealthiest Citizens: 3,673rdHighest Economic Output: 3,816thMost Cultured: 4,019thLargest Black Market: 4,206thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,478thMost Efficient Economies: 5,159thLowest Crime Rates: 5,248thLargest Governments: 7,326thTop
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Most Developed: 12,041stHighest Drug Use: 12,098thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,349th
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Average: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Tomie, minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home.
  • : Following new legislation in Tomie, Tomie Kawakami's iHouse is so intelligent that it manages its own social media accounts.
  • : Following new legislation in Tomie, national parks have long lines of different gender-specific 'Porta-Pottys'.
  • : Following new legislation in Tomie, stuttering trypanophobes are doomed never to marry.
  • : Following new legislation in Tomie, one-man canoes fitted with the latest tracking technology leave no room for one man.
  • : Following new legislation in Tomie, men stare at wall-pictures of Tomie Kawakami's face when they visit public urinals.
  • : Following new legislation in Tomie, older ladies are inundated with offers to help them cross the road.
  • : Following new legislation in Tomie, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police.
  • : Following new legislation in Tomie, peace talks occasionally rack up a higher body count than the wars they seek to stop.
  • : Following new legislation in Tomie, survivors receive aid from only the most environmentally-friendly transport.

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