|Leader||Emperor Francis II|
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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Taralania was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nicest Citizens.
- : Taralania was endorsed by The United States of Beirut and Mount Lebanon.
- : Taralania endorsed The Federal Republic of Greater Albaina.
- : Taralania was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Greater Albaina.
- : Taralania was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations and Most Devout.
- : Taralania endorsed The Mystery of Rumors.
- : Taralania was endorsed by The Mystery of Rumors.
- : Taralania was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
- : Taralania endorsed The Decuple Monarchy of Taungu.
- : Taralania was endorsed by The Decuple Monarchy of Taungu.
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