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Largest Insurance Industry: 2,410th Most Secular: 3,542nd Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,515th
The United Socialist States of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Unity from labor.
Comrade Otto
Influence
Enforcer
WA Delegate
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Tropicon

Population1.38 billion

CapitalOttograd
LeaderComrade Otto
FaithReligion of personality

CurrencySmekel
AnimalEve

The United Socialist States of Tropicon is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Comrade Otto with an iron fist, and notable for its digital currency, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.38 billion Tropiconians 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ottograd. The average income tax rate is 66.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Tropiconian economy, worth 126 trillion Smekels a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Woodchip Exports, and Information Technology. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 91,656 Smekels, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Poets and writers are regularly rounded up and shot for entertainment, fancy dress parties are raided by military police for new recruits, public shaming is the bedrock of Tropiconian society, and the state auctions off combat drones to fund war reparations. 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. Tropicon's national animal is the Eve, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Religion of personality.

Tropicon is ranked 117,681st in the world and 68th in Amestris for Highest Crime Rates, with 2.44 Crimes Per Hour.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 2,410thMost Secular: 3,542ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,515thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,663rdMost Avoided: 6,064thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,022ndLargest Black Market: 7,580thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,118thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,484thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,583rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,656thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,294thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,545thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,548th
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Most Influential: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionFattest Citizens: 7th in the region

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