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The Democratic Republic of TBA

“Government by the people, sometimes even for the people”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Newcomer

Location: Europeia

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TBA

Population14.598 billion

CapitalTobeannouncopolis
LeaderKMB

CurrencyPDE
AnimalZebra

The Democratic Republic of TBA is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by KMB with a fair hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-working, democratic population of 14.598 billion Announcians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tobeannouncopolis. The average income tax rate is 66.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Announcian economy, worth a remarkable 2,233 trillion PDES a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Retail. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 152,984 PDES, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.7 times as much as the poorest.

Country folk are sent to obligatory boarding schools to learn how to be civilized, busy commuters no longer hear the cries of "I want some more!" on the nation's streets, citizens are strongly encouraged to breathe less so as to limit the carbon footprint, and election ballot papers are so long that unused ones are recycled as toilet roll. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. TBA's national animal is the Zebra, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

TBA is ranked 2,892nd in the world and 51st in Europeia for Healthiest Citizens, with 22.25 Bananas Ingested Per Day.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 1,960thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,156thLargest Black Market: 2,586thHealthiest Citizens: 2,892ndLargest Retail Industry: 3,835thHighest Economic Output: 5,166thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,350thMost Cultured: 5,567thBest Weather: 6,157thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,472ndMost Developed: 6,509thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 8,237thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,113thMost Inclusive: 9,314thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,000thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,014thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,364thLargest Populations: 10,435thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,602ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,873rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,235thHighest Average Incomes: 11,710thMost Efficient Economies: 11,861stMost Pacifist: 11,870thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,160thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,407thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,093rdMost Secular: 13,458thLargest Governments: 13,564thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,904th
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Largest Black Market: 15th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 29th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 36th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 38th in the regionTop
10%
Largest Populations: 51st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 51st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 51st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 67th in the regionMost Cultured: 78th in the regionBest Weather: 80th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in TBA, election ballot papers are so long that unused ones are recycled as toilet roll.
  • : Following new legislation in TBA, citizens are strongly encouraged to breathe less so as to limit the carbon footprint.
  • : Following new legislation in TBA, busy commuters no longer hear the cries of "I want some more!" on the nation's streets.
  • : Following new legislation in TBA, country folk are sent to obligatory boarding schools to learn how to be civilized.
  • : Following new legislation in TBA, the government maintains a Department of Skulduggery.
  • : TBA's influence in Europeia rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Following new legislation in TBA, attendance of fathers at PTA meetings is at an all-time high.
  • : TBA was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Civil Rights Lovefest".
  • : TBA was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in TBA, small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome.

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