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Topid was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 98
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 257th Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 265th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 309th
The Merry Christmas State of
Capitalizt
He who allows oppression shares the crime.
Influence
Instigator
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Topid

Population19.195 billion

CapitalCrow City
LeaderAlex Corvis
FaithHeartagrism

Currencydollar
AnimalCrow

The Merry Christmas State of Topid is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Alex Corvis with an even hand, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, unlimited-speed roads, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 19.195 billion Topes enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is solely concerned with Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Crow City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Topian economy, worth a remarkable 5,443 trillion dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Soda Sales industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 283,575 dollars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,147,686 per year while the poor average 10,502, a ratio of 204 to 1.

Tradesmen will knock 10% off their fees if customers pay cash, annual Formula One races bring the capital to a screeching halt, it's a hard-knock life for the orphans doing factory work for a pittance, and Violetist maidens who fall for an outsider must leave their violet light districts in shame. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Topid's national animal is the Crow, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Heartagrism.

Topid is ranked 29,291st in the world and 2nd in Pacifica for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 72.9 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

Top
1%
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 257thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 265thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 309thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 342ndFattest Citizens: 502ndHighest Crime Rates: 535thMost Armed: 557thMost Avoided: 583rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 783rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 809thLargest Insurance Industry: 816thMost Efficient Economies: 914thHighest Economic Output: 949thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 982ndLargest Retail Industry: 989thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,044thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,083rdRudest Citizens: 1,218thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,245thLargest Mining Sector: 1,404thHighest Average Incomes: 1,630thTop
5%
Most Rebellious Youth: 2,172ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,991stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,444thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,758thLargest Populations: 4,252ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4,554thMost Pro-Market: 5,347thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,032ndHighest Drug Use: 6,054thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,219thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,366thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,327thTop
10%
Largest Black Market: 8,729thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,327thLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,035thSmartest Citizens: 12,516thMost Cultured: 14,036th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Topid's influence in Pacifica fell from "Dealmaker" to "Instigator".
  • : Topid's influence in Pacifica rose from "Instigator" to "Dealmaker".
  • : Topid's influence in Pacifica rose from "Contender" to "Instigator".
  • : Topid's influence in Pacifica rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
  • : Topid's influence in Pacifica rose from "Auxiliary" to "Negotiator".
  • : Topid was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Topid's influence in Pacifica rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".
  • : Topid's influence in Pacifica rose from "Diplomat" to "Ambassador".
  • : Topid's influence in Pacifica rose from "Envoy" to "Diplomat".
  • : Topid's influence in Pacifica rose from "Duckspeaker" to "Envoy".

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