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Most Primitive: 2,161stMost Conservative: 13,839thSafest: 19,116th
The Auphelian Epoch of
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The TSP Local Council

Population4.349 billion

CapitalConcrete Slab
LeaderMelicorium
FaithAuphelia

CurrencyPoorly Defined and Nigh Unlimited Power
AnimalDrama Llama

The Auphelian Epoch of The TSP Local Council is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Melicorium with an iron fist, and notable for its pith helmet sales, keen interest in outer space, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 4.349 billion Local Council minions 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 enormous, 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 Concrete Slab. The average income tax rate is 65.6%.

The Local Council minion economy, worth 167 trillion Poorly Defined and Nigh Unlimited Powers a year, is quite specialized and led by the Basket Weaving industry, with major contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Gambling, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 38,516 Poorly Defined and Nigh Unlimited Powers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.5 times as much as the poorest.

The TSP Local Council's heavy congestion charges are the bane of motorists' lives, worried-looking neonatal nurses are being deployed in place of SWAT teams during dangerous drug busts, Melicorium has just been declared ruler of The TSP Local Council in an international press conference, and Auphelia has been named as The TSP Local Council's national religion. Crime is almost non-existent, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The TSP Local Council's national animal is the Drama Llama, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Auphelia.

The TSP Local Council is ranked 211,434th in the world and 7,175th in the South Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -6.75 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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Most Primitive: 2,161stTop
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Most Conservative: 13,839thSafest: 19,116thMost Authoritarian: 20,708thMost Ignorant Citizens: 20,960thMost Rebellious Youth: 23,963rd
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Most Primitive: 78th in the regionTop
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Most Conservative: 591st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 626th in the regionSafest: 681st in the regionLargest Black Market: 748th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 761st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 778th in the regionLargest Populations: 783rd in the region

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