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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 397thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 455thHighest Poor Incomes: 534th
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Gorbastan

Population5.167 billion

CapitalTorselchester
LeaderPrime Minister Elliot Pearce
FaithAfternoon Tea

CurrencyCrown
AnimalBexford Deer

The Mont Noire Tea Kingdom of Gorbastan is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Prime Minister Elliot Pearce with an even hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, daily referendums, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 5.167 billion Gorbastanis are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Administration, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Torselchester. The average income tax rate is 97.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Gorbastani economy, worth a remarkable 1,599 trillion Crowns 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, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Trout Farming, and Book Publishing. 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 309,464 Crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Foreign leaders' Twitcher accounts are monitored for potential threats to national security, many mayors are barely in office before being kicked out for minor parking violations, colonial citizens are forced to sing the praise of the "Great Gorbastani Liberator", and military spending is on the increase. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Gorbastan's national animal is the Bexford Deer, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Afternoon Tea.

Gorbastan is ranked 534th in the world and 11th in The East Pacific for Highest Poor Incomes, with 265,157.56 Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 397thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 455thHighest Poor Incomes: 534thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 607thMost Secular: 734thMost Armed: 1,030thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,636thMost Influential: 1,709thHighest Average Incomes: 1,801stLargest Black Market: 2,084thLargest Governments: 2,112thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 2,579thMost Developed: 3,285thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,451stLowest Crime Rates: 3,958thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,021stMost Corrupt Governments: 4,104thSmartest Citizens: 4,338thRudest Citizens: 4,520thMost Efficient Economies: 5,222ndMost Subsidized Industry: 5,560thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,103rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,260thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,289thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,934thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,981stLargest Welfare Programs: 7,180thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,286thHighest Economic Output: 10,040thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 12,351stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,791stMost Inclusive: 13,237thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,140thLargest Agricultural Sector: 15,457thMost Cultured: 15,468thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,460thMost Stationary: 20,080thMost Income Equality: 21,344th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 11th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14th in the regionMost Armed: 18th in the regionMost Secular: 25th in the regionLargest Black Market: 36th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 41st in the regionLargest Governments: 51st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 65th in the regionMost Influential: 72nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 86th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 95th in the regionMost Developed: 98th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 107th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 109th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 112th in the regionRudest Citizens: 119th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 122nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 124th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 126th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 160th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 161st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 169th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 194th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 219th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 222nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 267th in the regionMost Stationary: 307th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 311th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 340th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 349th in the regionMost Cultured: 408th in the regionMost Inclusive: 440th in the regionLargest Populations: 441st in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 470th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 486th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 513th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 863rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 894th in the region

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