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The Pacific Republic of Talitoa

“People with a just cause” Jarnet Billings

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific



Population6.993 billion

LeaderJarnet Billings


The Pacific Republic of Talitoa is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Jarnet Billings with a fair hand, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, national health service, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 6.993 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 99.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Talitoan economy, worth a remarkable 1,566 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 224,074 Talios, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Jarnet Billings is considering changing the Talitoan flag to one with more glitter, criminal rehabilitation takes place in re-education centers, criminals and college students are taking an interest in the government's new weed-killing program, and high school bands practice by moonlight. Crime, especially youth-related, 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 930th in the world and 32nd in The East Pacific for Most Influential, scoring 90,615 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Least Corrupt Governments: 233rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 241stNicest Citizens: 262ndMost Pacifist: 322ndMost Inclusive: 360thSafest: 454thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 518thBest Weather: 617thMost Beautiful Environments: 638thMost Developed: 680thMost Cultured: 705thMost Cheerful Citizens: 746thLongest Average Lifespans: 780thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 790thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 793rdLargest Welfare Programs: 849thHealthiest Citizens: 915thMost Influential: 930thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 938thMost Advanced Public Education: 950thHighest Average Tax Rates: 965thLowest Crime Rates: 1,025thLargest Governments: 1,237thSmartest Citizens: 1,325thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,351stHighest Poor Incomes: 1,505thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,642ndMost Efficient Economies: 1,914thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,078thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,150thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,720thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,442ndHighest Average Incomes: 4,606thNudest: 9,774thHighest Economic Output: 10,308thTop
Most Stationary: 14,705thMost Income Equality: 16,133rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,235thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 19,150th
Most Compassionate Citizens: 5th in the regionNicest Citizens: 6th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionMost Pacifist: 9th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11th in the regionSafest: 12th in the regionMost Inclusive: 13th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 13th in the regionMost Developed: 14th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 15th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 17th in the regionMost Cultured: 19th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 19th in the regionBest Weather: 19th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 20th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 20th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 27th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 28th in the regionLargest Governments: 29th in the regionMost Influential: 32nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 38th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 40th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 41st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 42nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 45th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 64th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 75th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 97th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 101st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 164th in the regionMost Stationary: 208th in the regionNudest: 278th in the regionLargest Populations: 307th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 393rd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 505th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 864th in the region

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