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The Republic of Tandrea

“Humanity and Animality” The Physicist

Category: Authoritarian Democracy
Civil Rights:
Rare
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the South Pacific

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Tandrea

Population1.827 billion

CapitalPhysics Land
LeaderThe Physicist
FaithHumanism

CurrencyRupee
AnimalCow and Dog

The Republic of Tandrea is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by The Physicist with an even hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, zero percent divorce rate, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, devout population of 1.827 billion Tandreans are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The enormous, moralistic, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Physics Land. The average income tax rate is 74.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Tandrean economy, worth 166 trillion Rupees a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 91,188 Rupees, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients, the sound of wooden legs echo throughout Tandrea after the recent introduction of the Foot Tax, the inside lane of every highway is for parked vehicles only, and teams of painters are converting road signs from horse lengths to kilometers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tandrea's national animal is the Cow and Dog, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Humanism.

Tandrea is ranked 174,231st in the world and 7,057th in the South Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -4.98 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,902ndMost Pacifist: 10,192ndTop
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Best Weather: 12,725thLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,428thSafest: 14,621stHealthiest Citizens: 14,902ndMost Advanced Public Education: 15,399thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,450thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,470thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,947thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,200thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,268thMost Influential: 18,338thMost Developed: 19,190thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,393rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,777thLowest Crime Rates: 19,864thMost Conservative: 20,041stLargest Publishing Industry: 20,183rdHighest Poor Incomes: 20,704thMost Authoritarian: 20,849th
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Best Weather: 386th in the regionMost Pacifist: 398th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 406th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 432nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 457th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 460th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 465th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 466th in the regionMost Developed: 550th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 560th in the regionSafest: 565th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 589th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 595th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 596th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 602nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 618th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 654th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 673rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 690th in the regionLargest Governments: 693rd in the regionMost Devout: 720th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 727th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 799th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 807th in the region

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