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The Republic of Tellesopia

“What the heck?”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: Lazarus

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Tellesopia

Population12.856 billion

CurrencySellet
AnimalWombat

The Republic of Tellesopia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, renowned for its frequent executions, irreverence towards religion, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 12.856 billion Tellesopians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 97.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Tellesopian economy, worth a remarkable 3,300 trillion Sellets a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, highly specialized black market in Book Publishing, Tourism, and Information Technology. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 256,732 Sellets, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Royal mothers accustomed to baby-talk assure the troops "we gweatly wespect your service; yes, we do", visiting dignitaries make excuses to leave functions early and head to the nearest pub, the nation's most "productive" diamond mine hasn't been operational for seven months, and criminals rejoice in the streets as the entire police force is sent away on a training retreat. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Tellesopia's national animal is the Wombat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Tellesopia is ranked 3,007th in the world and 166th in Lazarus for Longest Average Lifespans, with 93.2 Years.

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Most Inclusive: 112thMost Rebellious Youth: 159thLargest Publishing Industry: 179thMost Beautiful Environments: 186thMost Cultured: 200thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 356thBest Weather: 468thMost Pacifist: 519thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 526thSmartest Citizens: 813thMost Compassionate Citizens: 913thNicest Citizens: 921stHighest Crime Rates: 1,045thMost Secular: 1,101stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,154thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,192ndMost Advanced Public Education: 1,262ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,410thMost Efficient Economies: 1,809thLargest Governments: 1,817thMost Developed: 1,875thTop
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Rudest Citizens: 2,391stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,408thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,538thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,841stLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,897thHealthiest Citizens: 2,914thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,007thHighest Average Incomes: 3,164thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,256thHighest Economic Output: 3,574thLargest Black Market: 4,276thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,622ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,702ndMost Stationary: 6,605thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,540thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,801stMost Influential: 12,218thLargest Populations: 18,030thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,926thNudest: 20,306th
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Most Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 8th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12th in the regionMost Pacifist: 19th in the regionBest Weather: 20th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 30th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 30th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 32nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 34th in the regionNicest Citizens: 37th in the regionMost Secular: 42nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 45th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 50th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 62nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 64th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 65th in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 89th in the regionLargest Governments: 96th in the regionRudest Citizens: 100th in the regionMost Stationary: 107th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 111th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 119th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 140th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 151st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 152nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 165th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 166th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 170th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 180th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 222nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 235th in the regionMost Influential: 347th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 407th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 430th in the regionLargest Populations: 570th in the regionNudest: 574th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 630th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Tellesopia, criminals rejoice in the streets as the entire police force is sent away on a training retreat.
  • : Following new legislation in Tellesopia, the nation's most "productive" diamond mine hasn't been operational for seven months.
  • : Following new legislation in Tellesopia, visiting dignitaries make excuses to leave functions early and head to the nearest pub.
  • : Following new legislation in Tellesopia, royal mothers accustomed to baby-talk assure the troops "we gweatly wespect your service; yes, we do".
  • : Following new legislation in Tellesopia, saying "don't do anything that Leader wouldn't do" doesn't exclude a great deal.
  • : Following new legislation in Tellesopia, cash-strapped junkies lick rabbits for a cheap high.
  • : Following new legislation in Tellesopia, the countryside is shrouded by wind farms.
  • : Following new legislation in Tellesopia, the new intercity submarine SSN Wombat Warrior instills terror in claustrophobic travellers.
  • : Following new legislation in Tellesopia, farting etiquette is taught in schools.
  • : Following new legislation in Tellesopia, electricians spend more time in school than doctors.

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