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Most Armed: 3,748thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,789thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,062nd
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Iron Fist Consumerists Champions of Commerce
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Population1.62 billion

LeaderVikentiy Morozov

CurrencyTheberstani Credit
AnimalPolar Bear

The My echo my shadow and me of Theberstan is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Vikentiy Morozov with an iron fist, and notable for its zero percent divorce rate, avowedly heterosexual populace, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 1.62 billion Theberstani 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 prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Industry are also considered important, while International Aid receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kuzmingrad. The average income tax rate is 68.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Theberstani economy, worth 201 trillion Theberstani Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 124,196 Theberstani Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Family bonding sessions are considered immoral and are banned, hiding wrinkles with make-up is illegal, corporate executives continue to enjoy generous tax benefits while the public is taxed to the hilt, and priests are being drafted by the church load. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Theberstan's national animal is the Polar Bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Theberstan is ranked 152,349th in the world and 98th in Institute of Cellulose for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 422.86 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Armed: 3,748thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,789thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,062ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,189thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,262ndMost Devout: 10,249thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,144thTop
Largest Mining Sector: 13,227thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,050thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,269thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,365thLowest Crime Rates: 14,921stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,070thLargest Retail Industry: 15,287thMost Developed: 15,895thMost Efficient Economies: 19,131stMost Conservative: 20,873rdHighest Average Incomes: 21,802ndLargest Governments: 22,763rd
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionTop
Most Armed: 8th in the regionMost Devout: 10th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the region

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