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Least Corrupt Governments: 415th Most Compassionate Citizens: 419th Nicest Citizens: 464th
The Pacific Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
People with a just cause
Jarnet Billings
Civil Rights
World Benchmark
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Population4.08 billion

LeaderJarnet Billings


The Pacific Republic of Talitoa is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Jarnet Billings with a fair hand, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 4.08 billion Talitoans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Takkatok. The average income tax rate is 98.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Talitoan economy, worth 792 trillion Talios a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 194,265 Talios, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

EpiPen sales have skyrocketed, traffic cops spend most of their work-hours calculating citizens' monthly income, plain-clothes police officers follow Dàguó tourists everywhere they go, and many friends and relatives of Jarnet Billings have been given ambassador jobs in tropical island nations. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Talitoa's national animal is the Oarfish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Zelionism.

Talitoa is ranked 168,519th in the world and 6,309th in The East Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -786.08 on the Hayek Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 415thMost Compassionate Citizens: 419thNicest Citizens: 464thMost Inclusive: 526thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 541stMost Pacifist: 614thMost Developed: 745thSafest: 819thMost Influential: 857thLongest Average Lifespans: 897thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 932ndBest Weather: 1,015thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,029thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,082ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,146thMost Cultured: 1,209thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,227thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,473rdHealthiest Citizens: 1,513thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,530thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 1,847thLargest Governments: 1,981stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,086thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,100thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,159thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,214thSmartest Citizens: 2,242ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,012thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,544thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,619thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,549thHighest Average Incomes: 6,290thNudest: 7,286thMost Efficient Economies: 8,498thTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 8,630thMost Politically Free: 9,129thMost Rebellious Youth: 14,245th
Least Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 10th in the regionNicest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Inclusive: 12th in the regionMost Pacifist: 14th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 17th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Developed: 20th in the regionSafest: 21st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 24th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 25th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 25th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 26th in the regionMost Influential: 27th in the regionMost Cultured: 27th in the regionBest Weather: 30th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 31st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 34th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 34th in the regionLargest Governments: 37th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 41st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 42nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 43rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 44th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 45th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 49th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 56th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 56th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 84th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 120th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 120th in the regionMost Politically Free: 140th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 143rd in the regionNudest: 157th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 250th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 272nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 278th in the regionMost Stationary: 300th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 415th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 479th in the region

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