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Most Armed: 1,948thMost Influential: 2,077thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,281st
The Hangate of
Father Knows Best State
Come along with me
Influence
Truckler
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Townside is researching a cure.

People:5,848,923,179
Zombies:676,958,174

Townside

Population6.526 billion

CapitalMei'Rong Metropolis
LeaderZhao'He Hangma
FaithBuddhism

CurrencyKilo Silver
AnimalEnfield

The Hangate of Townside is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Zhao'He Hangma with an iron fist, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, frequent executions, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 6.526 billion Townsiders, 677 million of whom are zombies, are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Defense, although Industry, Education, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Welfare and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mei'Rong Metropolis. The average income tax rate is 41.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Townside economy, worth a remarkable 1,414 trillion Kilo Silvers a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Trout Farming. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 216,824 Kilo Silvers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.9 times as much as the poorest.

The nation has always been at war with Moltovea, the nation's soldiers sleep four to a bed in order to use space economically, citizens are deployed to barren deserts to protect small territorial claims, and plain-clothes police officers follow Dàguó tourists everywhere they go. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Townside's national animal is the Enfield, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Buddhism.

Townside is ranked 3,788th in the world and 10th in The Western Isles for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 18,693.11 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Most Armed: 1,948thMost Influential: 2,077thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,281stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,396thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,657thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,765thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,009thLargest Black Market: 3,479thLargest Retail Industry: 3,788thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,918thHighest Average Incomes: 5,104thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,665thFattest Citizens: 5,761stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,152ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,211thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,601stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,707thRudest Citizens: 8,258thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,051stTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 11,337thHighest Economic Output: 11,812thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,072ndMost Efficient Economies: 14,245thMost Avoided: 16,012thMost Stationary: 16,113thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 16,314thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16,972ndLargest Governments: 17,263rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,275thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,537thLargest Agricultural Sector: 17,706thMost Secular: 18,433rdMost Developed: 20,307th
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 9th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 10th in the regionFattest Citizens: 10th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Avoided: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionRudest Citizens: 16th in the region

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