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Highest Crime Rates: 556thMost Armed: 684thMost Avoided: 1,079th
The Wise Wolf Holo of
Left-Leaning College State
There is no alternative to Freedom and Death.
The Free People of Tostandia
Influence
Powerbroker
WA Delegate / Wise Youkai
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Tostandia

Population8.966 billion

CapitalTostonia
LeaderThe Free People of Tostandia

CurrencyTostan
AnimalNightingale

The Wise Wolf Holo of Tostandia is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by The Free People of Tostandia with an even hand, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, daily referendums, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 8.966 billion Tostandians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The tiny government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tostonia. The average income tax rate is 3.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Tostandian economy, worth a remarkable 1,094 trillion Tostans 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 black market in Arms Manufacturing, Retail, Gambling, and Uranium Mining. 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 an impressive 122,090 Tostans, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Patriotic citizens simply tend to applaud rather than sing the nation's praises, the nation continues to depend on foreigners for food, the elderly don't know who the dickens adorns the face of newly-issued banknotes, and The Free People of Tostandia is plotting to coup the Pacific (Tostandia has found 1 easter egg). Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Tostandia's national animal is the Nightingale, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Tostandia is ranked 148,867th in the world and 77th in Eientei Gensokyo for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 1,463.79 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Highest Crime Rates: 556thMost Armed: 684thMost Avoided: 1,079thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,219thFattest Citizens: 1,628thMost Influential: 1,633rdMost Secular: 1,725thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,964thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,085thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,525thRudest Citizens: 2,543rdTop
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Highest Drug Use: 4,589thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,775thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,548thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,180thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,145thLargest Retail Industry: 9,228thMost Inclusive: 12,452ndTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14,398thLargest Black Market: 15,554thLargest Mining Sector: 15,897thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,388thMost Stationary: 25,561stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 26,615thHighest Economic Output: 28,079th
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Most Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionTop
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Fattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 8th in the region

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