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Most Influential: 2,000thMost Armed: 2,079thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,316th
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

Population7.248 billion

CapitalMei'Rong Metropolis
LeaderZhao'He Hangma
FaithBuddhism

CurrencyKilo Silver
AnimalEnfield

The Hangate of Townside is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Zhao'He Hangma with an iron fist, and notable for its aversion to nipples, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 7.248 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 relatively small, corrupt government is dominated by the Department of Defense, with Industry, Education, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Welfare and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mei'Rong Metropolis. The average income tax rate is 48.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Townside economy, worth a remarkable 1,552 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 214,150 Kilo Silvers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 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 144,726th in the world and 139th in The Western Isles for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 648.77 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Most Influential: 2,000thMost Armed: 2,079thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,316thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,468thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,613thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,796thLargest Black Market: 3,420thLargest Retail Industry: 3,831stLargest Insurance Industry: 3,849thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,943rdHighest Average Incomes: 5,392ndMost Corrupt Governments: 6,069thFattest Citizens: 6,160thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,361stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,812thRudest Citizens: 6,958thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,024thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,521stHighest Economic Output: 11,149thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,033rdTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 12,727thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,018thMost Efficient Economies: 14,492ndMost Stationary: 15,387thLargest Governments: 17,372ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,423rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,625thMost Secular: 18,654thMost Developed: 19,347thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 21,722ndMost Subsidized Industry: 22,489th
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionFattest Citizens: 9th in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 12th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionRudest Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Influential: 17th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 18th in the region

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