“Like a shadow, like a ghost, like vanilla ice cream.”
|Category: Father Knows Best State|
Regional Influence: Squire
Location: Dunder Mifflin Scranton
|Capital||The Beech Beach House|
|Leader||TAO the Once Omniscient|
The Amazing Never-Ending Journey of TAO the Wanderer is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by TAO the Once Omniscient with an iron fist, and remarkable for its public floggings, suspicion of poets, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 35.282 billion TAOsian Wanderers are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.
The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Education, with Law & Order, Administration, and Spirituality also on the agenda, while Welfare and Healthcare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Beech Beach House. The average income tax rate is 18.1%.
The strong TAO the Wandererian economy, worth a remarkable 3,099 trillion 09Jun04grumfas a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Soda Sales industry, with major contributions from Pizza Delivery, Woodchip Exports, and Information Technology. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 87,855 09Jun04grumfas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.5 times as much as the poorest.
Ratings for sitcom reruns are often much higher than election debates, sweet-toothed TAOsian Wanderers have been left penniless by the VAT on candy, the Betamax versus VHS debate continues to rage strongly in TAO the Wanderer, and constipated-looking politicians are uptight about potty mouths. Crime is relatively low, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. TAO the Wanderer's national animal is the Ring-Tailed Tooter, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Anti-marsupialism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : TAO the Wanderer's influence in Dunder Mifflin Scranton rose from "Page" to "Squire".
- : TAO the Wanderer's influence in Dunder Mifflin Scranton rose from "Zero" to "Page".
- : TAO the Wanderer lodged a message on the Dunder Mifflin Scranton Regional Message Board.
- : TAO the Wanderer relocated from Dune to Dunder Mifflin Scranton.
- : TAO the Wanderer lodged a message on the Dune Regional Message Board.
- : TAO the Wanderer relocated from Earth to Dune.
- : TAO the Wanderer lodged a message on the Earth Regional Message Board.
- : TAO the Wanderer relocated from Earth Federation to Earth.
- : TAO the Wanderer's influence in Earth Federation rose from "Zero" to "Apprentice".
- : Following new legislation in TAO the Wanderer, constipated-looking politicians are uptight about potty mouths.