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Most Efficient Economies: 1,794thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,037thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,956th
The Southern Kingdom of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
For Crown And Country!
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Taralania

Population8.788 billion

CapitalTarania
LeaderEmperor Francis II
FaithChristianity

CurrencyTara
AnimalEagle

The Southern Kingdom of Taralania is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Francis II with an even hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, frequent executions, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 8.788 billion Taralanians 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tarania. The average income tax rate is 88.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Taralanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,729 trillion Taras a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 196,785 Taras, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Third world countries are rich in "I Love Tarania" t-shirts, EULAs remind customers that "Private Mode" is a browser setting rather than a promise, politicians can be condescending (which by the way means "showing an attitude of patronising superiority"), and the government response to disaster victims starving for bread is "let them eat stale cake". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Taralania's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Christianity.

Taralania is ranked 149,326th in the world and 160th in Thaecia for Most Authoritarian, with 503.38 milliStalins.

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Most Efficient Economies: 1,794thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,037thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,956thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,645thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,791stLargest Retail Industry: 3,913thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,422ndRudest Citizens: 5,195thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,805thLargest Governments: 5,936thMost Developed: 6,299thMost Influential: 6,377thHighest Average Incomes: 6,571stMost Inclusive: 6,715thSmartest Citizens: 6,789thMost Cultured: 8,020thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,086thHighest Economic Output: 9,095thLowest Crime Rates: 9,296thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,419thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,613thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,993rdMost Devout: 10,908thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 11,378thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,744thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,139thMost Corrupt Governments: 13,795thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,563rdLargest Welfare Programs: 14,797thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,200thHighest Drug Use: 19,002ndHealthiest Citizens: 19,740thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,808thNicest Citizens: 21,815th
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Most Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Populations: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 9th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Developed: 12th in the regionMost Devout: 12th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 15th in the regionMost Cultured: 15th in the regionRudest Citizens: 16th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 16th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 17th in the regionMost Inclusive: 19th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 22nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 24th in the region

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