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Most Armed: 7th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 8th Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 8th
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Population34.947 billion

CapitalThe Bunker
LeaderKhushal Khan

AnimalPeregrine Falcon

The Insatiable Economic Hitmen of Tremalkier is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Khushal Khan with an even hand, and notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, complete lack of prisons, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 34.947 billion Tremalkians enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Industry, with Environment and Social Policy not funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Bunker. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Tremalkierian economy, worth an astonishing 27,465 trillion Crowns a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Gambling, and Uranium Mining. Average income is a breathtaking 785,917 Crowns, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,154,696 per year while the poor average 46,920, a ratio of 109 to 1.

Homeless people are periodically found dead upon altars to assorted deities, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage, jaywalkers are condemned to lives of poverty for their heinous crimes, and citizens who leave the country are officially classed as traitors. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Tremalkier's national animal is the Peregrine Falcon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is La´citÚ.

Tremalkier is ranked 165,825th in the world and 80th in Wysteria for Most Income Equality, scoring 0.91 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Most Armed: 7thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 8thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12thHighest Crime Rates: 14thLargest Gambling Industry: 15thHighest Disposable Incomes: 16thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 16thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 18thHighest Economic Output: 20thFattest Citizens: 27thHighest Average Incomes: 29thMost Avoided: 35thLargest Mining Sector: 40thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 46thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 47thRudest Citizens: 47thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 50thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 51stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 55thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 55thMost Scientifically Advanced: 64thLargest Insurance Industry: 66thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 119thLargest Populations: 134thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 177thLargest Retail Industry: 210thMost Stationary: 240thSmartest Citizens: 336thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 370thLargest Agricultural Sector: 373rdLargest Publishing Industry: 520thLargest Information Technology Sector: 594thMost Rebellious Youth: 738thMost Efficient Economies: 1,266thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 1,798thLargest Black Market: 2,895thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5,744thMost Influential: 6,561stMost Pro-Market: 6,736thMost Cultured: 7,511thTop
Most Secular: 9,258thNudest: 11,223rd
Highest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 4th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionTop
Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 8th in the region

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