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Least Corrupt Governments: 255th Most Inclusive: 406th Most Compassionate Citizens: 418th
The Federal Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Many people, one nation, one state, shared prosperity.
President Hale-Norton
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
World Benchmark
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

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Torkvale

Population5.921 billion

CapitalTorkvale City
LeaderPresident Hale-Norton

CurrencyTorkCoin
Animalfairy penguin

The Federal Republic of Torkvale is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by President Hale-Norton with a fair hand, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, anti-smoking policies, and otherworldly petting zoo. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 5.921 billion Torkvaleans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Torkvale City. The average income tax rate is 99.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Torkvalean economy, worth a remarkable 1,425 trillion TorkCoins a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 240,722 TorkCoins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is spending millions on renovating the public transportation system, hordes of tourists are ruining the environment, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread, and President Hale-Norton's handshakes with opposition leaders usually lead to thumb wars. Crime is totally unknown. Torkvale's national animal is the fairy penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Torkvale is ranked 2,971st in the world and 57th in the West Pacific for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring 35 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 255thMost Inclusive: 406thMost Compassionate Citizens: 418thNicest Citizens: 442ndMost Developed: 533rdBest Weather: 572ndMost Pacifist: 610thLongest Average Lifespans: 640thMost Beautiful Environments: 708thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 710thSafest: 736thMost Cheerful Citizens: 888thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 929thLargest Information Technology Sector: 942ndMost Advanced Public Education: 1,033rdHighest Poor Incomes: 1,044thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,223rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,241stSmartest Citizens: 1,296thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,375thLargest Governments: 1,396thHealthiest Citizens: 1,415thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,625thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,885thMost Cultured: 2,677thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,720thLowest Crime Rates: 2,809thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,971stHighest Average Incomes: 3,168thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,360thMost Influential: 3,682ndMost Subsidized Industry: 3,904thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,367thMost Politically Free: 6,507thMost Efficient Economies: 6,679thNudest: 6,985thTop
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Most Secular: 8,243rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 8,891stHighest Economic Output: 9,008thMost Stationary: 13,134th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionMost Inclusive: 8th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 9th in the regionNicest Citizens: 10th in the regionSafest: 14th in the regionBest Weather: 15th in the regionMost Pacifist: 18th in the regionMost Developed: 18th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 19th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 20th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 25th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 25th in the regionLargest Governments: 25th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 26th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 26th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 27th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 28th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 29th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 30th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 41st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 43rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 48th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 57th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 62nd in the regionMost Cultured: 63rd in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 66th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 72nd in the regionMost Influential: 88th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 96th in the regionMost Politically Free: 101st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 102nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 126th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 164th in the regionNudest: 169th in the regionMost Stationary: 232nd in the regionMost Secular: 248th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 278th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 341st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 624th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Torkvale, President Hale-Norton's handshakes with opposition leaders usually lead to thumb wars.
  • : Following new legislation in Torkvale, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread.
  • : Torkvale voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn The Land of Kings and Emperors".
  • : Following new legislation in Torkvale, hordes of tourists are ruining the environment.
  • : Following new legislation in Torkvale, the government is spending millions on renovating the public transportation system.
  • : Following new legislation in Torkvale, the comic book series 'President Hale-Norton and the Villainous Corporate Cronies' is a best-seller.
  • : Torkvale endorsed The Commonwealth of Doggerstan.
  • : Following new legislation in Torkvale, hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have.
  • : Torkvale was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Doggerstan.
  • : Following new legislation in Torkvale, large sections of Torkvale have been named national reserves to protect the native tribes living there.

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