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The Federation of Taurora

“Per Unitatem Nos Formavit”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The East Pacific

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Taurora

Population7.066 billion

CapitalRegensdorf
LeaderFrançois Archambault

CurrencyCredit
AnimalPegasus

The Federation of Taurora is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by François Archambault with a fair hand, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, ubiquitous missile silos, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 7.066 billion Taurorans 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, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Regensdorf. The average income tax rate is 87.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Tauroran economy, worth 763 trillion Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 108,051 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Rioting during the nation's hosting of ORDER caused one million Credits of property damage, 100-year-old politicians are now a thing of the past, cogitators and mass debaters are skiving off work to hang around the National Symposium Park, and government spokespeople are working overtime trying to convince concerned citizens that François Archambault is not a crook. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Taurora's national animal is the Pegasus, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Taurora is ranked 94,282nd in the world and 4,123rd in The East Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 892.07 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,296thMost Influential: 2,636thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,006thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,457thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,641stLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,031stMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,675thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,766thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,331stHighest Drug Use: 8,342ndTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 9,141stMost Advanced Public Education: 9,143rdSafest: 9,213thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,255thMost Rebellious Youth: 9,266thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,300thBest Weather: 9,854thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,657thMost Stationary: 11,424thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,786thNicest Citizens: 12,197thMost Inclusive: 12,214thSmartest Citizens: 12,360thLargest Governments: 12,622ndMost Subsidized Industry: 13,730thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,774thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,910thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,011thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,282ndMost Cultured: 16,298thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,743rd
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 103rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 141st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 148th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 159th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 164th in the regionMost Stationary: 170th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 173rd in the regionMost Influential: 189th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 194th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 198th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 217th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 217th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 226th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 234th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 247th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 272nd in the regionSafest: 283rd in the regionLargest Populations: 288th in the regionBest Weather: 294th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 303rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 303rd in the regionLargest Governments: 308th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 322nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 341st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 343rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 349th in the regionMost Inclusive: 354th in the regionNicest Citizens: 361st in the regionTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 410th in the regionMost Cultured: 418th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 421st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 427th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 467th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 486th in the regionMost Developed: 513th in the regionMost Secular: 550th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 567th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 573rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 578th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 660th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 691st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 709th in the region

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