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Most Influential: 1,970thMost Armed: 2,105thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,311th
The Hangate of
Father Knows Best State
Come along with me
Influence
Truckler
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Townside

Population7.525 billion

CapitalMei'Rong Metropolis
LeaderZhao'He Hangma
FaithBuddhism

CurrencyKilo Silver
AnimalEnfield

The Hangate of Townside is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Zhao'He Hangma with an iron fist, and renowned for its triple-decker prams, sprawling nuclear power plants, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 7.525 billion Townsiders 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 medium-sized, corrupt government is dominated by the Department of Defense, with Industry, Education, and Law & Order also on the agenda, 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 51.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Townside economy, worth a remarkable 1,599 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 reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 212,575 Kilo Silvers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 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 2,105th in the world and 5th in The Western Isles for Most Armed, with 14.87 Weapons Per Person.

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Most Influential: 1,970thMost Armed: 2,105thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,311thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,465thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,471stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,771stLargest Black Market: 3,322ndLargest Retail Industry: 3,771stLargest Insurance Industry: 4,395thHighest Average Incomes: 5,576thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,801stFattest Citizens: 6,050thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,143rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,761stRudest Citizens: 7,071stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,268thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,555thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,576thHighest Economic Output: 10,969thTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 13,371stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,769thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13,915thMost Efficient Economies: 14,527thMost Stationary: 15,168thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,320thLargest Governments: 17,456thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,919thMost Secular: 18,950thMost Developed: 19,424thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,711th
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 9th in the regionTop
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Fattest Citizens: 10th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 14th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 15th in the regionRudest Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Influential: 17th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 17th in the regionMost Avoided: 17th in the region

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