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Most Cultured: 392ndMost Influential: 552ndLargest Retail Industry: 1,520th
The Holy Queendom of
Mother Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Sérénité, Égalité, Unité
Queen Marie of France
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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New Touraine

Population5.346 billion

CapitalTours
LeaderQueen Marie of France
FaithCatholicism

CurrencyLivre
AnimalCoq Gaulois

The Holy Queendom of New Touraine is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Queen Marie of France with an iron fist, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, national health service, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 5.346 billion Tourangeaux are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tours. The average income tax rate is 28.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Tourangeau economy, worth a remarkable 1,327 trillion Livres a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 248,388 Livres, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Attempts to inform people about their unclaimed property are often mistaken for telephone scams, drug lords often avoid prison time by teaching "chemistry" classes to underprivileged youth, failed genetic experiments wreak havoc as they roam the countryside, and wildlife near farms is slowly becoming extinct. Crime is totally unknown. New Touraine's national animal is the Coq Gaulois, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Catholicism.

New Touraine is ranked 152,225th in the world and 650th in Europe for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 2.49 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Most Cultured: 392ndMost Influential: 552ndLargest Retail Industry: 1,520thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,586thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,708thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,087thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,100thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,138thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,234thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,420thMost Devout: 2,498thHighest Average Incomes: 3,590thSmartest Citizens: 3,637thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,903rdMost Armed: 3,969thMost Inclusive: 4,003rdNicest Citizens: 4,290thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,420thMost Developed: 4,555thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,571stLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,009thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,352ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,976thMost Efficient Economies: 6,362ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,100thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,653rdMost Rebellious Youth: 9,555thLowest Crime Rates: 9,995thRudest Citizens: 10,132ndMost Corrupt Governments: 10,181stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,564thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,874thHealthiest Citizens: 11,108thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,483rdTop
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Largest Governments: 12,399thHighest Economic Output: 13,621stMost Beautiful Environments: 14,563rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,167thHighest Drug Use: 18,750thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,755thMost Stationary: 22,059thMost Advanced Public Education: 23,109thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 23,752nd
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Most Cultured: 7th in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 20th in the regionMost Armed: 21st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 21st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Devout: 24th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 26th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 31st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 37th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 40th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 44th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 47th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 52nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 60th in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 69th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 69th in the regionMost Inclusive: 74th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 74th in the regionNicest Citizens: 76th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 79th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 80th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 80th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 90th in the regionMost Developed: 92nd in the regionMost Influential: 101st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 104th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 106th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 116th in the regionRudest Citizens: 117th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 118th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 120th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 120th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 129th in the region

World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 107 » Irminsulia, Saint Domingo, Yahlia, Regnum Italiae, The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth, Outer Sparta, South St Maarten, The New Nordic Union, Ahma, Imperium Anglorum, Germany Third Reich, St Scarlett, Pilipinas and Malaya, Feria-Alkaline, Thracia Republic, Leszno, Slavorussia, An Clar, Lexembourg, North of Americas, Sinclairtown, Cytadela, Eritei, Wombelland, GanymedEuropa, Northern German Federation, Dark Matter, Purgatio, TF1 TASK FORCE 1, New Ylicia, Thracia and Crimea, Jim the Baptist, Supcotia, Slavonia and Srijem, Republic of Satherland, Leranditale, Kenmoria WA Mission, Nardin, Soviet Taoistan, Nevelja, Alsted, Lovisa, Sicilian Imperial-Capitalist Empire, Mallesia, Neuchateau, Walfo, The Mongol Plain, Lord Sapre, Chioganah, Brakanistan, and 57 others.Prussian-Union, Invernessia, The Champions League, Someseni, Chronus, Grodisze, Abject Ludicrosity, The Seven Provinces, Ausvelt, New Vorarlberg, Destyntine, Canovium, Savinecross, Shaor, The Kingdom of Denmark, Jahass, Mons Graupius, Old World Order, Sienkahn, Azitupia, The Reunited Yugoslavs, Escalver, NorthPortugal, Meropis, Rivierenland, Crestphalia, Exori Vis, The New Mexican Confederation, Hylandian Republic, Vostokian Union, Parliamentary Laramidia, Enway, ENOTRIA, Estellan, Apabeossie, Trixeland, Kanokla, The Young Ur, Kyrica, Uzbek Khan, Eski, Valtrona, Eco-Paris Reformation, Mynox, Asparagusia, Othenhiem, Greater Dragunovia, Lucanorum, Brittany Normandy Aquitaine, The States of Texas and Arkansas, Nuevo Europa, Zulrich, Gliesetonia, En Hassik, Nazakhstan Empire, Elania Kingdom, and Zizzibaba.

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