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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,309thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,352ndMost Subsidized Industry: 1,414th
The Kingdom of
Corrupt Dictatorship
For Mother Nature!
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Tree States

Population6.443 billion

CapitalTrestingrad
LeaderKing Tree
FaithYellowism

CurrencyTree Bits
Animaltree

The Kingdom of The Tree States is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Tree with an iron fist, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, prohibition of alcohol, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.443 billion Trees are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Administration, Education, and Industry also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Trestingrad. The average income tax rate is 96.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Tree economy, worth a remarkable 1,640 trillion Tree Bits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Retail. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 254,645 Tree Bits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Roadside walls are being built and mother nature is paying for it, international humanitarian organisations are applauding the government for ending the death penalty, no true communist is an unbeliever, and high-tech infantry rifles automatically reload when the soldier shoots outside the screen of their helmet HUD. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Tree States's national animal is the tree, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Yellowism.

The Tree States is ranked 218,377th in the world and 8,840th in The North Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -8.85 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,309thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,352ndMost Subsidized Industry: 1,414thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,526thLargest Black Market: 2,299thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,754thMost Efficient Economies: 2,775thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,139thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,179thLargest Governments: 3,335thHighest Average Incomes: 3,337thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,559thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,873rdMost Corrupt Governments: 3,916thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,236thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,298thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,300thLowest Crime Rates: 4,462ndMost Influential: 4,666thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,195thMost Developed: 5,425thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,482ndMost Devout: 6,846thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,064thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,988thSmartest Citizens: 9,013thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,077thLargest Mining Sector: 9,438thHighest Economic Output: 10,478thHealthiest Citizens: 10,713thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,835thLargest Retail Industry: 11,281stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,697thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 21,695thBest Weather: 23,038thLargest Welfare Programs: 23,259th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 52nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 66th in the regionLargest Black Market: 85th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 94th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 140th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 150th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 151st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 161st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 172nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 178th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 180th in the regionLargest Governments: 182nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 184th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 188th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 216th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 235th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 287th in the regionMost Devout: 297th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 310th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 314th in the regionMost Developed: 333rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 335th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 369th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 401st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 414th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 506th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 508th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 596th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 606th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 616th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 650th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 825th in the regionLargest Populations: 978th in the region

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