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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,244thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,133rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,473rd
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Tothin

Population1.815 billion

CapitalAilarvale
LeaderCognitive Function

CurrencyBalled-Up Wads of Imaginary Paper
AnimalExtremely Frustrated Writer

The Grammatically Very Confused of Tothin is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Cognitive Function with an even hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, rampant corporate plagiarism, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.815 billion Tothinians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ailarvale. The average income tax rate is 69.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Tothinian economy, worth 296 trillion Balled-Up Wads of Imaginary Papers a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 163,427 Balled-Up Wads of Imaginary Papers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Corporations claim the third ounce of any metal traded in a wicker-cone on the Sunday of a full moon as a charitable expense, the government maintains a Department of Skulduggery, government ministers are regularly seen in the streets confessing their sins and hammering missiles into plow-shares, and the nation is ravaged by daily union strikes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Tothin's national animal is the Extremely Frustrated Writer, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Tothin is ranked 84,828th in the world and 116th in Refugia for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 62.87 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,244thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 3,133rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,473rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,103rdMost Efficient Economies: 6,375thRudest Citizens: 7,013thMost Developed: 8,460thSmartest Citizens: 8,824thMost Secular: 10,230thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,296thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,142ndHighest Average Incomes: 11,252ndHealthiest Citizens: 11,436thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,596thTop
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Most Inclusive: 11,867thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,537thLargest Governments: 16,322ndLargest Publishing Industry: 18,128thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,630thLowest Crime Rates: 18,684thLargest Welfare Programs: 20,337thMost Advanced Public Education: 22,179thMost Beautiful Environments: 22,483rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 22,533rd
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionMost Average: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 12th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12th in the regionMost Developed: 12th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 13th in the regionMost Secular: 14th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 16th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 18th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Tothin was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Tothin's influence in Refugia rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Tothin was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector, the Top 5% for Highest Poor Incomes, and the Top 10% for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Tothin, the nation is ravaged by daily union strikes.
  • : Following new legislation in Tothin, government ministers are regularly seen in the streets confessing their sins and hammering missiles into plow-shares.
  • : Following new legislation in Tothin, the government maintains a Department of Skulduggery.
  • : Following new legislation in Tothin, corporations claim the third ounce of any metal traded in a wicker-cone on the Sunday of a full moon as a charitable expense.
  • : Following new legislation in Tothin, food voucher forgeries are causing headaches for the police.
  • : Following new legislation in Tothin, tampons are used as cheap fishing bobbers.
  • : Following new legislation in Tothin, soldiers find that home gadgets and power tools are more effective as improvised weapons than the guns they've been issued.

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