“A bheith aerach a dhéanamh coireanna”
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Regional Influence: Sprat
Location: the South Pacific
The Empire of Talamh na Cailleach is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, complete lack of prisons, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 468 million Tallans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."
The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Healthcare. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 40.9%.
The very strong Talamh na Cailleachian economy, worth 32.4 trillion kronor a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Woodchip Exports industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 69,223 kronor, with the richest citizens earning 9.2 times as much as the poorest.
Cheap textbooks have replaced coasters at college ragers, pictures of government employees with expensive Pearbooks 'working' on exotic beaches dominate local tabloids, the nation is famous for having one of the world's largest cobra hunting institutions, and suppression of pro-democracy protests is a daily occurrence. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Talamh na Cailleach's national animal is the cobra, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Talamh na Cailleach was endorsed by The Kingdom of Sedunn.
- : Talamh na Cailleach was endorsed by The Divine Abode of Churumduul.
- : Talamh na Cailleach was endorsed by The Republic of Spearos.
- : Talamh na Cailleach was endorsed by The Space Pirate Empire of New Briantown.
- : Talamh na Cailleach changed its national demonym to "Tallan".
- : Talamh na Cailleach was endorsed by The Sound Waves of UnShleepd.
- : Following new legislation in Talamh na Cailleach, suppression of pro-democracy protests is a daily occurrence.
- : Talamh na Cailleach was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
- : Following new legislation in Talamh na Cailleach, the nation is famous for having one of the world's largest cobra hunting institutions.
- : Following new legislation in Talamh na Cailleach, pictures of government employees with expensive Pearbooks 'working' on exotic beaches dominate local tabloids.
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