Largest Black Market: 5,358th Largest Populations: 6,504th Most Stationary: 10,181st
The Ghost Grey Penguin of
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The Ghost Grey Penguin of --TAO-- is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by TAO the Wanderer with an even hand, and remarkable for its national health service, unlimited-speed roads, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed population of 14.216 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, with Education and Public Transport also on the agenda. 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 906 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 66,692nd in the world and 2nd in The Beech Beach House for Highest Average Incomes, with 63,753.66 Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Black Market: 5,358thLargest Populations: 6,504thTop
Most Stationary: 10,181stHighest Economic Output: 11,578thMost Average: 13,064thMost Influential: 14,009thMost Armed: 14,455thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 15,988th
Largest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the region

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