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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 10,493rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 11,400thHighest Disposable Incomes: 17,557th
The Republic of
Anarchy Lawless Wasteland
The Sea is our heritage, the Earth our inheritance
Influence
Nipper
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Tsunterlands

Population86 million

CurrencySilverpound
AnimalManta Ray

The Republic of The Tsunterlands is a large, efficient nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, absence of drug laws, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 86 million Tsuntermen live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The tiny, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Defense, and Administration. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.1%.

The very strong Tsunter economy, worth 6.13 trillion Silverpounds a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Trout Farming, and Book Publishing. Average income is 71,237 Silverpounds, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 240,290 per year while the poor average 15,633, a ratio of 15.4 to 1.

Teens reminisce about when birthdays weren't celebrated with a cool glass of cabbage juice and a slice of corn-cream topped millet cake, the collars keep falling off pet snakes, prisoners fit in their parole hearings around their spa treatments, and blue sky thinkers are reminded that the firmament is actually more of a grey-ish colour. Crime is a problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. The Tsunterlands's national animal is the Manta Ray, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

The Tsunterlands is ranked 101,140th in the world and 73rd in The Western Isles for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 51 Whatever.

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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 10,493rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 11,400thTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 17,557thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 18,927thMost Cheerful Citizens: 19,885thLargest Mining Sector: 20,610thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 20,685th
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 11th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 11th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 13th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 16th in the region

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