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Most Secular: 4,789thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,173rdLargest Retail Industry: 24,982nd
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Trans-Continental Mining Corporation

Population16 million

CurrencyTCMC Shares

The Dominion of Trans-Continental Mining Corporation is a tiny, orderly nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 16 million Trans-Continental Mining Corporationians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The relatively small, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 11.4%.

The thriving Trans-Continental Mining Corporationian economy, worth 1.10 trillion TCMC Shareses a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 68,483 TCMC Shareses, with the richest citizens earning 5.1 times as much as the poorest.

The contraband cigarette trade is lighting up across Trans-Continental Mining Corporation, contestants on Trans-Continental Mining Corporation's Got Talent are screened by the government to make sure that they actually have talent, a degree in Leader Science with a Minor in Awesomeology starts many political careers, and citizens are abandoning their homes en masse in a widespread panic over asbestos. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Trans-Continental Mining Corporation's national animal is the Bull, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Trans-Continental Mining Corporation is ranked 154,757th in the world and 144th in Thaecia for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 1,308.68 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

Most Secular: 4,789thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,173rdTop
Largest Retail Industry: 24,982nd
Most Pro-Market: 7th in the regionMost Secular: 11th in the region

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