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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,795th Most Corrupt Governments: 9,322nd Most Authoritarian: 9,739th
The Syndicalist Republics of
Psychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship
Solidarity forever!
Director Luther Hesford
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The Grand Technate

Population1.617 billion

LeaderDirector Luther Hesford

CurrencyTechnatean Pound
AnimalGreat Horned Owl

The Syndicalist Republics of The Grand Technate is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Director Luther Hesford with an iron fist, and notable for its digital currency, parental licensing program, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.617 billion Techies are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ottawa. The average income tax rate is 52.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The thriving Technatean economy, worth 162 trillion Technatean Pounds a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Cheese Exports. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 100,388 Technatean Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Tourists avoid using the nation's bugged phones and monitored internet, whipping posts and lashes have been transferred to the Historical Museum of Technatean Embarrassments, schools have extensive counseling programs for troubled students, and adult magazines are having a sales resurgence as internet anonymity disappears. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Grand Technate's national animal is the Great Horned Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

The Grand Technate is ranked 33,609th in the world and 14th in The Hope Federation for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 2,213.49 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,795thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 9,322ndMost Authoritarian: 9,739thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,595thLargest Black Market: 12,360thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,319th
Most Income Equality: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 4th in the region

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