Largest Black Market: 5,272nd Largest Populations: 6,744th Most Stationary: 10,713th
The Ghost Grey Penguin of
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The Ghost Grey Penguin of --TAO-- is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by TAO the Wanderer with an even hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, national health service, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed population of 13.715 billion TAO-penguinss have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education and Public Transport are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of --TAO-- City. The average income tax rate is 66.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The --TAO--ian economy, worth 874 trillion 17jan2010 grumphas a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 63,760 17jan2010 grumphas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

The nation is ravaged by daily union strikes, citizens living in underground cities have developed a healthy green glow, councils up and down the country wrangle over legal matters, and mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest growing field. Crime is almost non-existent, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. --TAO--'s national animal is the grumpha, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Antimarsupialism.

--TAO-- is ranked 166,744th in the world and 10th in The Beech Beach House for Best Weather, with 70 Meters Of Sunlight.

Largest Black Market: 5,272ndLargest Populations: 6,744thTop
Most Stationary: 10,713thHighest Economic Output: 11,560thMost Influential: 14,593rdMost Average: 14,945thMost Armed: 15,739thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,816thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 18,378th
Most Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : --TAO-- applied to join the World Assembly.
  • : --TAO-- was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • : --TAO-- lodged a message on the The Beech Beach House Regional Message Board.
  • : --TAO-- was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • : --TAO-- updated the World Factbook entry in TAO.
  • : --TAO-- established the regional flag of TAO.
  • : --TAO-- altered its national flag.
  • : --TAO-- voted for The MikesHope Essence of Mikeswill in Round 2 of the election.
  • : --TAO-- was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Average and Highest Unexpected Death Rate.
  • : Following new legislation in --TAO--, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest growing field.


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