by Max Barry

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 242ndHighest Poor Incomes: 3,574thMost Secular: 4,207th
The Outer Rim Territories of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
In life full of care there is no time to stop and stare
Civil Rights
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Population3.083 billion

LeaderAdmiral Klyapsky
FaithNorwegian Paganism


The Outer Rim Territories of Tobosarsk is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Admiral Klyapsky with an iron fist, and notable for its state-planned economy, vat-grown people, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 3.083 billion Saljevans 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Argosol. The average income tax rate is 79.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Saljev economy, worth 583 trillion tobiczes 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 black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Tourism. 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 189,139 tobiczes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The world still seems flat to some people in space, the government snoops on private internet connections, games of cops and robbers typically end in at least one fatal shooting, and the new Saljev-made OS is buggier and more inconvenient than a horse-drawn carriage. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Tobosarsk's national animal is the leopard, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Norwegian Paganism.

Tobosarsk is ranked 139,543rd in the world and 138th in New Western Empire for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 59.19 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 242ndTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 3,574thMost Secular: 4,207thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,413thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,808thLargest Black Market: 5,865thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,183rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,209thMost Cultured: 6,544thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,166thHighest Average Incomes: 7,378thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,682ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,845thMost Developed: 7,915thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,506thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,934thTop
Largest Governments: 11,707thSmartest Citizens: 11,869thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,058thMost Influential: 13,156thLargest Retail Industry: 13,320thMost Efficient Economies: 13,382ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,814thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,377thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,517thMost Inclusive: 15,196thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,279thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,575thLargest Welfare Programs: 17,709thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,332ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,254thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 19,797thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,844thMost Cheerful Citizens: 20,634th
Largest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionTop
Most Secular: 9th in the regionTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 14th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 15th in the regionMost Cultured: 18th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 20th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 20th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22nd in the region

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