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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,988th Most Influential: 4,970th Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,351st
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True Despair

Population723 million

CapitalTrupair

Currencyeuro
Animalbrown bear

The Kingdom of True Despair is a huge, safe nation, notable for its frequent executions and national health service. The hard-nosed, devout population of 723 million True Despairians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Trupair. The average income tax rate is 31.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The True Despairian economy, worth 40.7 trillion euros a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Cheese Exports, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 56,312 euros, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

The police think a properly conducted criminal investigation is a real pain, factories grind to a halt every time there is an election, the brown bear is protected from hunting and slowly coming back from the brink of extinction, and computer users are buried daily in thousands of unsolicited emails. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. True Despair's national animal is the brown bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

True Despair is ranked 131,155th in the world and 6,676th in The North Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -6.63 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,988thMost Influential: 4,970thTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,351stLargest Agricultural Sector: 14,221stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14,869th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 508th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 765th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 775th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 786th in the region

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