|Animal||Great Torcani Wolf|
The United Socialist States of Torcan is a huge, orderly nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, ubiquitous missile silos, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 591 million Torcanis are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."
The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tyra. The average income tax rate is 75.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The Torcanian economy, worth 44.8 trillion Garts a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Trout Farming, Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 75,834 Garts, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.
Funeral directors are frequently looking at their watches during funerals, tourists are duped into trimming hedges for the horsy-set, citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over Torcan, and spoiler warnings are now given out before political speeches. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Torcan's national animal is the Great Torcani Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Torcan was endorsed by The Federation of Les Iles Orientales.
- : Torcan was endorsed by The New Empire of Ximavia.
- : Torcan was endorsed by The Clean and Green Corponation of Kursibar.
- : Torcan was endorsed by The Egalitarian Utopia of Miraslav.
- : Torcan was endorsed by The Jingoistic States of RNGkhstan.
- : Torcan was endorsed by The Federal Republic of New Kyivan Rus.
- : Torcan's influence in Conch Kingdom rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
- : Torcan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
- : Torcan lodged a message on the Conch Kingdom Regional Message Board.
- : Torcan voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend The Noble Thatcherites".
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