by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 4,078thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,550thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,842nd
The Most Orderly Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Keep your Virility like a True man
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Population6.159 billion

CapitalUnder Fortress
LeaderThe Supreme Marshal

CurrencyBottle Cap
AnimalGrizzly Bear

The Most Orderly Republic of TRUE MANS is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by The Supreme Marshal with an even hand, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed population of 6.159 billion True Men have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Under Fortress. The average income tax rate is 68.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse True-Man economy, worth 524 trillion Bottle Caps a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 85,237 Bottle Caps, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Breastfeeding mothers are replacing smokers to loiter outside the workplace, farmers have taken to hunting billionaires who encroach on their land, the nation's industries are scrambling to switch to biodegradable plastics, and banning party poppers has been a real party pooper. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. TRUE MANS's national animal is the Grizzly Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

TRUE MANS is ranked 197,544th in the world and 795th in 10000 Islands for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.63 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Influential: 4,078thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,550thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,842ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,746thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 17,419thBest Weather: 18,344thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,468thMost Corrupt Governments: 19,299thLowest Crime Rates: 19,442ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,546thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,146thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20,174thMost Scientifically Advanced: 23,790th
Most Average: 89th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 110th in the region

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