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The People's Republic of Tappan Hills


Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Widely Abused

Regional Influence: Hatchling

Location: Osiris


Tappan Hills

Population3.055 billion



The People's Republic of Tappan Hills is a massive, cultured nation, remarkable for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 3.055 billion Tappan Hillsians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cadiz. The average income tax rate is 56.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Tappan Hillsian economy, worth 420 trillion Dollarydoos a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 137,491 Dollarydoos, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Police struggle to solve crimes due to the lack of fingerprint records, fiscal policy hawks decry the sizable "panem et circenses" fund added to the public budget, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field, and it is not politically correct to suspect that a serially convicted burglar might steal again. Crime is totally unknown. Tappan Hills's national animal is the Possum, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Tappan Hills is ranked 129,735th in the world and 4,369th in Osiris for Least Corrupt Governments, with 92.64 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 57thHighest Drug Use: 1,671stTop
Rudest Citizens: 3,340thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,890thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,847thMost Efficient Economies: 7,915thLargest Retail Industry: 8,289thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,646thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,677thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,849thMost Inclusive: 9,584thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,653rdTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 11,029thNicest Citizens: 11,618thSmartest Citizens: 11,772ndMost Developed: 11,906thMost Politically Free: 11,967thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,440thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,305thHighest Average Incomes: 16,588thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,027thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,074thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,607thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,547thMost Cultured: 20,619th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 18th in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 123rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 129th in the regionMost Politically Free: 157th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 341st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 358th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 361st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 375th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 425th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 473rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 477th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 491st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 525th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 572nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 589th in the regionMost Developed: 594th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 677th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 679th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Tappan Hills's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Tappan Hills's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Tappan Hills was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Tappan Hills ceased to exist in Balder.
  • : Tappan Hills was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Tappan Hills's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Tappan Hills was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • : Tappan Hills was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Tappan Hills's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Tappan Hills was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.


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