Largest Black Market: 5,793rd Largest Populations: 6,289th Most Stationary: 9,231st
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 keen interest in outer space, daily referendums, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed population of 15.015 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 prioritizes 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 67.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The --TAO--ian economy, worth 951 trillion 17jan2010 grumphas a year, is quite specialized 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 63,360 17jan2010 grumphas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest growing field, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway, the education system is being cleansed of all corporate influence, and business owners return from long vacations to find their factories have been turned into homeless shelters. Crime is totally unknown, 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 18,839th in the world and 2nd in The Beech Beach House for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 122.94 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

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Largest Black Market: 5,793rdLargest Populations: 6,289thTop
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Most Stationary: 9,231stHighest Economic Output: 11,736thMost Influential: 13,629thMost Average: 17,181stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,605th
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Largest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the region

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