by Max Barry

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 917thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,797thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,351st
The Empire of
Compulsory Consumerist State Consumerist Wage Drones
Where Money Comes First
Influence
Unproven
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Few

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Torrens Opia

Population202 million

CurrencyOpi
AnimalPig

The Empire of Torrens Opia is a huge, cultured nation, renowned for its smutty television, compulsory military service, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 202 million Opians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The tiny, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Education. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.9%.

The powerhouse Opian economy, worth 18.1 trillion Opis a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Uranium Mining, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 89,444 Opis, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 720,947 per year while the poor average 2,521, a ratio of 285 to 1.

Government officials sit helplessly as they are labelled 'Pompous Womples' by celebrities, toddler groups have taken over local libraries, the government has an "easy come, easy go" policy on youth crime, and the judicial branch is strongly influenced by major corporations. Crime is moderate. Torrens Opia's national animal is the Pig, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Torrens Opia is ranked 52,016th in the world and 2,678th in The North Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 3,679.1 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 917thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3,797thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,351stFattest Citizens: 8,619thLargest Retail Industry: 9,052ndMost Avoided: 9,364thHighest Disposable Incomes: 9,392ndTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 15,168thMost Pro-Market: 15,698thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17,134th
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 41st in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 144th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 168th in the regionFattest Citizens: 323rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 328th in the regionMost Avoided: 371st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 392nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 446th in the regionTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 661st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 734th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 883rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Torrens Opia, the judicial branch is strongly influenced by major corporations.
  • : Following new legislation in Torrens Opia, the government has an "easy come, easy go" policy on youth crime.
  • : Following new legislation in Torrens Opia, toddler groups have taken over local libraries.
  • : Following new legislation in Torrens Opia, government officials sit helplessly as they are labelled 'Pompous Womples' by celebrities.
  • : Following new legislation in Torrens Opia, nude art is becoming wildly popular.
  • : Following new legislation in Torrens Opia, it can be a real jungle in a modern courtroom.
  • : Following new legislation in Torrens Opia, entire families are dragged into counseling whenever children fight on a playground.
  • : Torrens Opia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Torrens Opia, shivering secretaries type letters under torrential downpours in open-roof offices.
  • : Following new legislation in Torrens Opia, voting is compulsory.

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