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Most Secular: 960thLowest Crime Rates: 2,059thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,166th
The Kingdom of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Et ortum Securitatis ac passion
Emperor White
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Tochistan

Population2.761 billion

CapitalCallista
LeaderEmperor White
FaithWhitine

CurrencySkuv
AnimalGerman Shepard

The Kingdom of Tochistan is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Emperor White with an iron fist, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, ban on automobiles, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.761 billion Tochistanians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Callista. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 92.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Tochistanian economy, worth 543 trillion Skuvs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 197,010 Skuvs, with the richest citizens earning 8.5 times as much as the poorest.

Tochistanian husbands are dead good at fathering kids, the government snoops on private internet connections, political activists are routinely executed, and the once prosperous capital is in utter decline. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tochistan's national animal is the German Shepard, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Whitine.

Tochistan is ranked 215,558th in the world and 316th in Conch Kingdom for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -318.75 on the Hayek Index.

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Most Secular: 960thLowest Crime Rates: 2,059thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,166thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,241stMost Corrupt Governments: 3,437thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,206thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,848thLargest Governments: 4,861stHealthiest Citizens: 4,926thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,675thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,870thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,339thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,432ndHighest Average Incomes: 6,552ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,133rdSmartest Citizens: 8,353rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,682ndMost Efficient Economies: 10,465thMost Authoritarian: 10,646thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,908thMost Conservative: 13,408thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,528thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,145thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,433rdBest Weather: 14,812thMost Developed: 17,889thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,027thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,228thMost Influential: 20,312th
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Most Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 13th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 14th in the regionMost Conservative: 14th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 17th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Stationary: 18th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 21st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 21st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 25th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 28th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 31st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 31st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Tochistan, the once prosperous capital is in utter decline.
  • : Following new legislation in Tochistan, political activists are routinely executed.
  • : Following new legislation in Tochistan, the government snoops on private internet connections.
  • : Following new legislation in Tochistan, Tochistanian husbands are dead good at fathering kids.
  • : Following new legislation in Tochistan, trails to natural wonders are littered with trash from reality film crews.
  • : Following new legislation in Tochistan, the fishing lobby has stemmed the tide of environmental regulations.
  • : Following new legislation in Tochistan, the nation's new Mylab space station is notorious for being the loneliest place above the planet.
  • : Following new legislation in Tochistan, the country is preparing for war.
  • : Following new legislation in Tochistan, family isn't who you're born with but who you abandon in foreign countries.
  • : Following new legislation in Tochistan, Emperor White's iHouse is so intelligent that it manages its own social media accounts.

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