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Most Valuable International Artwork: 91stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 160thMost Influential: 1,055th
The Ruthless Dictatorship Roll of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
The strongest rulers make their people fear him.
Markus Arkadios
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Population2.005 billion

LeaderMarkus Arkadios

AnimalSticky Snake

The Ruthless Dictatorship Roll of Tape is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Markus Arkadios with an even hand, and remarkable for its public floggings, suspicion of poets, and exploding hoverboards. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 2.005 billion Tapeians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Healthcare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tapetopia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 75.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Tapeian economy, worth 215 trillion 📼📼📼s a year, is quite specialized and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Gambling. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 107,393 📼📼📼s, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 624,748 per year while the poor average 8,726, a ratio of 71.6 to 1.

Tapeian police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests, corporations feel proud all year round, cheese has been labelled a dangerous weapon and banned, and the government prides itself on being smug and condescending to idiots. Crime is a major problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Tape's national animal is the Sticky Snake, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Tapeianity.

Tape is ranked 20,226th in the world and 1,041st in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 84 on the Human Development Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 91stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 160thMost Influential: 1,055thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 3,306thLargest Retail Industry: 4,748thNudest: 4,924thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,011thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,830thHighest Crime Rates: 8,011thRudest Citizens: 9,187thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,143rdMost Armed: 12,597thMost Efficient Economies: 12,815thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,154thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,218thLargest Black Market: 14,225thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 14,614thMost Secular: 15,241stBest Weather: 19,013thMost Corrupt Governments: 19,100thMost Inclusive: 19,583rdMost Developed: 20,226thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,308thHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,541stMost Beautiful Environments: 21,894thMost Patriotic: 23,913thLargest Governments: 26,593rd
Most Valuable International Artwork: 16th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 127th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 147th in the regionNudest: 148th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 183rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 210th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 238th in the regionLargest Black Market: 289th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 314th in the regionMost Influential: 317th in the regionMost Armed: 335th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 403rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 410th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 461st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 465th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 539th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 586th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 606th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 663rd in the regionMost Avoided: 667th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 679th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 710th in the regionMost Patriotic: 859th in the regionBest Weather: 933rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 952nd in the regionMost Developed: 1,041st in the regionMost Average: 1,053rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1,088th in the regionMost Inclusive: 1,089th in the regionLargest Governments: 1,183rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1,339th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,340th in the region

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