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The Pacific Republic of Talitoa

“People with a just cause” Jarnet Billings

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
World Benchmark
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific

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Talitoa

Population6.533 billion

CapitalTakkatok
LeaderJarnet Billings
FaithZelionism

CurrencyTalios
AnimalOarfish

The Pacific Republic of Talitoa is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Jarnet Billings with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, smutty television, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 6.533 billion Talitoans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Takkatok. The average income tax rate is 99.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Talitoan economy, worth a remarkable 1,457 trillion Talios a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 223,032 Talios, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it... Talitoan satellites can detect it, libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars, immigrants who carry knives on them are presumed to be chefs, and garishly-decorated government buildings are being hailed as the height of 'religious nouveau'. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Talitoa's national animal is the Oarfish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Zelionism.

Talitoa is ranked 207,631st in the world and 8,895th in The East Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -30.69 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 225thMost Compassionate Citizens: 250thNicest Citizens: 272ndMost Pacifist: 326thMost Inclusive: 356thSafest: 466thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 550thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 580thMost Beautiful Environments: 682ndBest Weather: 687thMost Developed: 699thMost Cultured: 703rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 766thLongest Average Lifespans: 803rdMost Influential: 849thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 868thLargest Welfare Programs: 909thHealthiest Citizens: 961stMost Advanced Public Education: 992ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,004thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,006thLowest Crime Rates: 1,077thLargest Governments: 1,276thSmartest Citizens: 1,319thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,328thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,426thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,604thMost Efficient Economies: 1,938thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,128thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,165thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,621stMost Subsidized Industry: 3,229thHighest Average Incomes: 4,688thNudest: 9,219thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 10,924thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,946thMost Stationary: 15,174thMost Income Equality: 16,070thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 16,094thMost Politically Free: 17,799thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,831st
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 5th in the regionNicest Citizens: 6th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionMost Pacifist: 9th in the regionSafest: 12th in the regionMost Inclusive: 13th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 16th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Developed: 16th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 18th in the regionMost Cultured: 19th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 19th in the regionBest Weather: 20th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 20th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 21st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 22nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 28th in the regionMost Influential: 29th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 30th in the regionLargest Governments: 32nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 38th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 39th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 40th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 43rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 43rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 59th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 72nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 89th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 99th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 172nd in the regionMost Stationary: 220th in the regionNudest: 260th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 326th in the regionLargest Populations: 333rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 357th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 387th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 457th in the region

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