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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,690thMost Armed: 1,820thMost Influential: 2,185th
The Land of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Come along with me
Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Townside

Population5.832 billion

CapitalTown Beside the Sea
LeaderGrand Prince Zackery Carlisle
FaithChurch of Townside

CurrencyKilo Silver
AnimalEnfield

The Land of Townside is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Grand Prince Zackery Carlisle with an iron fist, and remarkable for its flagrant waste-dumping, irreverence towards religion, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 5.832 billion Townsiders are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Defense, with Industry, Education, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Welfare and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Town Beside the Sea. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 32.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Townside economy, worth a remarkable 1,237 trillion Kilo Silvers a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 212,274 Kilo Silvers, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,189,379 per year while the poor average 18,798, a ratio of 63.3 to 1.

The government keeps its thumb on the scales of justice, the nation is under martial law, the nation has always been at war with Moltovea, and the nation's soldiers sleep four to a bed in order to use space economically. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Townside's national animal is the Enfield, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Church of Townside.

Townside is ranked 166,802nd in the world and 141st in The Western Isles for Longest Average Lifespans, with 67.5 Years.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,690thMost Armed: 1,820thTop
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Most Influential: 2,185thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,216thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,283rdLargest Insurance Industry: 2,414thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,422ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,874thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,273rdLargest Retail Industry: 3,298thLargest Black Market: 3,757thFattest Citizens: 4,139thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,819thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,098thHighest Average Incomes: 5,411thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,651stMost Avoided: 7,536thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,190thLargest Mining Sector: 8,988thTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,778thMost Efficient Economies: 13,170thHighest Economic Output: 13,335thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14,865thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,731stMost Stationary: 16,961stLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,026thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 17,522ndLargest Governments: 17,580thMost Secular: 17,748thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 18,190thRudest Citizens: 19,891st
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 6th in the regionMost Conservative: 7th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionMost Armed: 7th in the regionTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 10th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionFattest Citizens: 11th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 12th in the regionMost Avoided: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 14th in the region

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