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Most Valuable International Artwork: 292ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 730thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,273rd
The Tian Dynasty of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
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Boris Cult

Population2.016 billion

LeaderSkye Angel
FaithOrder Of The Glowing Flowers


The Tian Dynasty of Boris Cult is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Skye Angel with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, state-planned economy, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.016 billion Tian 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Law & Order, and Industry are also considered important, while Welfare and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Beijing. The average income tax rate is 90.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Tian economy, worth 596 trillion Celestials 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Tourism, and Retail. 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 an amazing 295,726 Celestials, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

Former public radio talk pundits are being deployed to front line war zones, disadvantaged neighbourhoods have become no-go areas after sundown, scientists are researching the best way to kill off humanity to prevent catastrophic war, and the nation's youth would rather watch paint dry than the news. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Boris Cult's national animal is the Flowerhorns, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Order Of The Glowing Flowers.

Boris Cult is ranked 144,336th in the world and 123rd in Institute of Cellulose for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 608.93 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 292ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 730thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,273rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,638thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,697thMost Armed: 1,848thHighest Average Incomes: 2,186thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,222ndMost Corrupt Governments: 2,323rdMost Secular: 2,364thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,700thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,687thLargest Black Market: 4,441stHighest Poor Incomes: 4,734thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,740thMost Developed: 4,832ndMost Efficient Economies: 5,261stLargest Retail Industry: 5,272ndLargest Governments: 5,329thLowest Crime Rates: 5,406thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,477thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,522ndMost Advanced Public Education: 6,242ndSmartest Citizens: 6,249thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,894thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,522ndLongest Average Lifespans: 10,231stTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 12,206thHealthiest Citizens: 14,696thMost Inclusive: 15,755thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,918thLargest Mining Sector: 19,016thLargest Insurance Industry: 20,279thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,870thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21,530th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionMost Armed: 7th in the regionMost Influential: 7th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 9th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 9th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 10th in the regionMost Stationary: 10th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 11th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 12th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 12th in the regionLargest Black Market: 13th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 14th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 14th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Inclusive: 16th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17th in the region

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