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The Kingdom of Taya Dust

“The sum is greater than its parts.”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The East Pacific

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Taya Dust

Population1.27 billion

CapitalDustaya
LeaderTaya Dust
FaithAgnostic

CurrencyTaya
AnimalFlying Squirrel

The Kingdom of Taya Dust is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Taya Dust with a fair hand, and notable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.27 billion Taya Dustians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dustaya. The average income tax rate is 77.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Taya Dustian economy, worth 74.8 trillion Tayas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is 58,888 Tayas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Refugees from other nations are flocking to Taya Dust's border, elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates, buses are widely regarded as the safest way to travel, and the combined alert sound of a nation simultaneously receiving a text message is a common cause of hearing damage. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Taya Dust's national animal is the Flying Squirrel, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Agnostic.

Taya Dust is ranked 55,302nd in the world and 2,349th in The East Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 2,715.33 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,035thTop
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Most Influential: 2,340thMost Pacifist: 5,553rdSafest: 6,986thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,476thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,858thNicest Citizens: 7,986thMost Inclusive: 8,377thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,271stLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,188thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,544thBest Weather: 13,593rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,450thMost Income Equality: 15,015thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,367thHealthiest Citizens: 16,121stMost Secular: 16,756th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 85th in the regionMost Influential: 159th in the regionMost Pacifist: 169th in the regionSafest: 208th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 209th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 217th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 233rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 237th in the regionMost Inclusive: 253rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 327th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 345th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 347th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 394th in the regionBest Weather: 400th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 490th in the regionMost Secular: 494th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 511th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 521st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 523rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 537th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 539th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 572nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 572nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 574th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 617th in the regionLargest Governments: 640th in the regionMost Income Equality: 694th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 141 » VW53Aland, Roissyland, H-Zhena, The Angel of Charity, Pakitsk, Ridann, Kangarawa, Blazing Samaritan, Kaigi, Socialist Holy American Empire, Hizuru, Republic of Berzerkistan, Bai Lung, CopyCato, Brotherland, The Holy Empire of Moronica, Davinhia, Goodnamesarerare, Rhealaliit, The Holy Utopian Republic, Wiranath, Janoobi Jazair, Bortalandet, Arkantis, Aklevin, Chria Deau, Choushuu, Abadong, Chols Worithopia, Blobbo, Galve, Cameronia Excellentia, Adolanta, Aeljae, Barfleur, Adavan, Avalon Ascendancy, Broengtopia, Akorial, Am Echad, The United Asian Republics, CheeseBurrito, Brethren, Archooli, Babcocia, United Artificial Intelligence Armada, Arpino, Bakaworld, BearStackof2015, Enlil, and 91 others.Airrajul, Axdel, Roliganistan, AngusEssa, Bullpups, Bytes, Stellar Colonies, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, VoyKovie, Kilkire, Abtracnt, America Mjolnir, The United Neo American Union, Sreneck, Talitoa, Elejamie, The Romanum Legio, Libertanny, Escade, Marrico, ArenaC, Lerasi, Sericena, Magosconity, Staynes, RovaMittala, La xinga, Commodore Badger, Matdor, Servants of Gizmo, Encurage, Johnny Appleseed1, A Slanted Black Stripe, Imperial Akatsuki, The Death Syndicate, The Empire of Rijelv, Avakael, Zukchiva, Feu de Glace, Ramaeus, Marrabuk, United China Nation, East Malaysia, Joundia, Titanomachia, Unger under over, The Jamlandias, Shavara, Verdushka, Dandrakia, Trimmania, Ayaupia, Our Gods, Kampf Empire, Hokolokia, Marxist Germany, Anthonania, Euricanis, Ursius Northstar, Tshana, The Green Blade, Kavel, Firenation91, ReeK, The Sacred Whale, Utopiam, Celannica, Eagas, Ralshia, Grossvietnam, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, MikGonnia, Kelsyth, -TAO-, The Almighty Country, JKrzywda, Qui sequuntur somnia, 3 14159265358979323846264, Headpat Central, Wizardonia, Dreamersistan, Lyontisia, Kucia, The Theocracy of Cthulhu, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Wanabe, Liberstankonia, Lupi Obscurae, Survivoristan, Lower Krakatoa, and Federated States of Zootron.

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