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The Democratic Republic of Tachycardia

“First World Problems, Third World Charm”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The North Pacific



Population2.361 billion


AnimalWoolly Sycophant

The Democratic Republic of Tachycardia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.361 billion Tachycardians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Denial. The average income tax rate is 76.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Tachycardian economy, worth 238 trillion Coronaries a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Cheese Exports, and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 101,160 Coronaries, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, election results are often delayed for weeks to count the expat votes, and if a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it... Tachycardian satellites can detect it. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tachycardia's national animal is the Woolly Sycophant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Tachycardia is ranked 204,618th in the world and 9,227th in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -102.46 on the Hayek Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 254thMost Influential: 387thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 3,616thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,481stBest Weather: 5,768thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,105thSafest: 6,213thHealthiest Citizens: 6,279thNicest Citizens: 6,378thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,389thMost Pacifist: 7,544thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,754thMost Inclusive: 7,824thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,092ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,376thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,670thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,000thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 12,003rdSmartest Citizens: 12,012thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,343rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,056thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,122ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,132ndLargest Welfare Programs: 13,766thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,314thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16,801stMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,231stHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,813thMost Cultured: 18,636thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,711thLargest Governments: 20,757thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21,666th
Most Influential: 113th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 192nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 194th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 315th in the regionSafest: 331st in the regionBest Weather: 332nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 334th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 364th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 364th in the regionNicest Citizens: 374th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 425th in the regionMost Pacifist: 441st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 466th in the regionMost Inclusive: 490th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 506th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 523rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 534th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 552nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 612th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 644th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 648th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 663rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 663rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 664th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 742nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 856th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 869th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 888th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 916th in the regionMost Cultured: 933rd in the region

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