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The Republic of Takumai

“Drifting is here, drifting is now!”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: The North Pacific

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Takumai

Population279 million

CurrencyYen
AnimalTech Deck

The Republic of Takumai is a huge, safe nation, notable for its compulsory military service, irreverence towards religion, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 279 million Takumaians 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 medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Welfare, and Education. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 25.1%.

The strong Takumaian economy, worth 16.3 trillion Yen a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Woodchip Exports industry, with major contributions from Furniture Restoration, Uranium Mining, and Gambling. Average income is 58,354 Yen, with the richest citizens earning 7.4 times as much as the poorest.

Burial ceremonies have become as routinised as tax forms, wilderness-dwelling hermits are surprised to find railway stations on their front doorsteps, the government is using tax revenues to provide jobs for the poor, and political gridlock ensues as even the most innocuous legislation is vetoed by the Supreme Court for potential civil rights violations. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent. Takumai's national animal is the Tech Deck, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Takumai is ranked 17,705th in the world and 882nd in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 94.2 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,011thTop
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Most Influential: 9,400thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,418thLeast Corrupt Governments: 17,705thMost Avoided: 19,476thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 22,228thSafest: 23,024th
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 518th in the regionMost Avoided: 775th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 882nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 984th in the region

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 112 » Landfinia, Madjack, Shibutani, Territorio di Nessuno, Siwale, Crusadam, Strongwill, Lulubellia, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Sachi, New Lakemba, Aerilia, Orado, Votak Matim, Guer Aike, Hamerica, Pytong, Sikol, The Tampa Bay Rays, Koda-Land, Navsland, Shadowrik, The Rhein States, Bankowiata, Yokciq Empire, Omnistria, The Endless Eventide, Illusia and Neverendia, McMasterdonia, Republica Guilleana, Venicea, Otakus and Weebs, Svenskskit, Dreadton, Ethnon, Great Bights Mum, Corfad, Former English Colony, Kazoo Basin, Notyoutopia, Bharathvarsh, Kocherian, Zzozona, Star Kingdom, Valentine Z, Kragsgale, Loutsland, Dar es Saalam, Interdimensional Zone, Sundred, and 62 others.Climeria, Sil Dorsett, Yaorozu, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, Empy, Xentherida, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Selfgradatude, Odelinor, Cretox State, Wilkshire, El Fiji Grande, Clan Spaniel, Pallaith, Barabolia, Vesteysia, Port Naga, Maratabat, Nodnarb, Imperial Pieserged, Hardscrabble, Francois Isidore, Slyakanya, Valgarda, Ravendi, The Pantheons, Zemnaya Svoboda, Svenskan, Frances Francis the First of France, Maott, North Bratislava, Wineclaw, Sanjurika, Figyjharli, Trumpski, Wapistan, Andexia, The Republic of Free Peoples, Dangine, Sunto, Questann, Lol2639, Chips and Guac, Siforpeo, Fauzjhia, Travislavania, Xagill, Simone Republic, Blyskalia, East Akra, Yellops, Tyirza, Kranostav, Super Girl, Holy Oranz, Pasargad, Draconian Progression, Xyrron, Steampunk Ariel, Alexander the Magnus, Aryan Homeland, and Religioncord.

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