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The Plant-based Robo Sapiens of Turbeaux

“I'm a humanist; I'd rather kill a man than a snake.” Ed Abbey's head

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
World Benchmark
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Widely Abused

Regional Influence: Handshaker

Location: Forest

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Turbeaux

Population4.432 billion

CapitalNacelle
LeaderEd Abbey's head
FaithMachine Worship

Currencyturbine
Animaltribble

The Plant-based Robo Sapiens of Turbeaux is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Ed Abbey's head with a fair hand, and renowned for its compulsory vegetarianism, keen interest in outer space, and unlimited-speed roads. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 4.432 billion Robo Sapiens hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nacelle. The average income tax rate is 98.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Turbeauxer economy, worth a remarkable 1,353 trillion turbines 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Book Publishing, and Soda Sales. 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 305,326 turbines, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Brown Sugar 101 is a popular course at community colleges, the sound of wooden legs echo throughout Turbeaux after the recent introduction of the Foot Tax, posters on 'Turbeauxer Values' advise against being proud of Turbeaux, and the nation's politicians are known more for the internet memes they spawn than any of their accomplishments. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Turbeaux's national animal is the tribble, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Machine Worship.

Turbeaux is ranked 12,508th in the world and 32nd in Forest for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 81.08 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Nudest: 21stMost Advanced Public Education: 154thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 179thRudest Citizens: 220thHighest Crime Rates: 336thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 347thMost Rebellious Youth: 400thMost Subsidized Industry: 403rdLargest Welfare Programs: 462ndMost Inclusive: 490thMost Armed: 499thLargest Black Market: 661stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 683rdHighest Poor Incomes: 735thMost Influential: 789thMost Beautiful Environments: 957thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 982ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,004thFattest Citizens: 1,093rdMost Developed: 1,466thHighest Average Incomes: 1,520thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 1,744thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,982ndLargest Governments: 2,108thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,115thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,577thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,624thSmartest Citizens: 2,699thNicest Citizens: 2,704thMost Cultured: 2,913thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,938thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,045thMost Secular: 3,147thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,516thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,159thBest Weather: 5,227thMost Politically Free: 6,642ndHighest Drug Use: 6,842ndLargest Gambling Industry: 7,270thMost Efficient Economies: 8,349thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 9,567thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,963rdHighest Economic Output: 10,175thLargest Retail Industry: 10,457thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 12,508th
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Nudest: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7th in the regionMost Politically Free: 8th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 8th in the regionMost Inclusive: 8th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 9th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10th in the regionFattest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 10th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 11th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 12th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 18th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 22nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 22nd in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 25th in the regionLargest Governments: 27th in the regionMost Developed: 28th in the regionMost Secular: 30th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 31st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 31st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 31st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 32nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 35th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 37th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 37th in the regionMost Cultured: 40th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 41st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 42nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Turbeaux was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Turbeaux was endorsed by The Fresh Breath of Eir.
  • : Following new legislation in Turbeaux, the nation's politicians are known more for the internet memes they spawn than any of their accomplishments.
  • : Following new legislation in Turbeaux, posters on 'Turbeauxer Values' advise against being proud of Turbeaux.
  • : Following new legislation in Turbeaux, the sound of wooden legs echo throughout Turbeaux after the recent introduction of the Foot Tax.
  • : Following new legislation in Turbeaux, Brown Sugar 101 is a popular course at community colleges.
  • : Following new legislation in Turbeaux, cars speed down national highways while drivers sleep at the wheel.
  • : Turbeaux endorsed The Fresh Breath of Eir.
  • : Following new legislation in Turbeaux, solving crossword puzzles requires fluency in at least five languages.
  • : Following new legislation in Turbeaux, doctors spend more time writing sick notes than caring for the sick.

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