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Urthland

Population6.975 billion

CapitalUrthland City
LeaderSupreme Emperor Bixby Phideaux Mars

Currencytalisman
AnimalTriple-headed Cobra

The Dominion of Urthland is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Supreme Emperor Bixby Phideaux Mars with an iron fist, and remarkable for its parental licensing program, anti-smoking policies, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 6.975 billion Urthlandians 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 large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Urthland City. The average income tax rate is 74.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Urthlandian economy, worth 679 trillion talismans a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Tourism. Average income is 97,490 talismans, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Male cubicle workers stand up every time a woman enters the room, knitters are arrested for carrying needles in their bags, frightened witnesses and seriously ill jurors wear the same handcuffs as the defendant, and the canal flows through the land like a twisty turny thing. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Urthland's national animal is the Triple-headed Cobra, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Urthland is ranked 14,002nd in the world and 620th in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring 2,760.62 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Most Influential: 2,538thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,219thSafest: 7,389thLowest Crime Rates: 10,240thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,719thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 12,226thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,002ndMost Developed: 14,977thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,824thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,450thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,985thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,163rdHealthiest Citizens: 20,347thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 20,798thMost Beautiful Environments: 21,066thMost Corrupt Governments: 21,998thHighest Average Tax Rates: 23,020thLargest Governments: 23,541stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 24,143rd
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 154th in the regionSafest: 426th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 453rd in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 528th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 620th in the regionMost Developed: 847th in the regionMost Influential: 866th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 881st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 902nd in the regionLargest Populations: 909th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 929th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 947th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 960th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 961st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 999th in the region

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