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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,997thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,565thMost Influential: 4,425th
The Holy Empire of
Left-Leaning College State Paradise
The right to kill is given to whomever is ready to die.
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Old Tryst

Population510 million

CapitalDemon's Steps

Currencyoath
Animalharbor pig

The Holy Empire of Old Tryst is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its daily referendums, compulsory military service, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 510 million Old Trystians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The large, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Demon's Steps. The average income tax rate is 68.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Old Trystian economy, worth 54.0 trillion oaths 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, broadly diversified black market in Tourism, Information Technology, Retail, and Automobile Manufacturing. 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 impressive 105,807 oaths, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens have to dodge their neighbors' drones while getting the morning paper, lip-readers are often left perplexed by political rallies, to say that military robots are inclined towards violence is offensive, and former customs officers are adjusting to their new lives as market stall traders. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Old Tryst's national animal is the harbor pig, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Old Tryst is ranked 132,169th in the world and 1,431st in 10000 Islands for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 501.36 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,997thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,565thMost Influential: 4,425thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,565thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,356thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,300thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,233rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 16,437thMost Inclusive: 16,750thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,162ndLargest Retail Industry: 17,701stLargest Welfare Programs: 18,054thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,076thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 20,226th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 54th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 73rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 81st in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 118th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 153rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 158th in the regionLargest Black Market: 163rd in the regionMost Influential: 180th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 187th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 198th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 199th in the region

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