“Making the World a Better Place ... just by being here.”
|Category: Father Knows Best State|
Regional Influence: Minnow
Location: the South Pacific
The Ghost Grey Penguin of --TAO-- is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by TAO the Wanderer with an iron fist, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 7.231 billion are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is effectively ruled by the Department of Defence, with areas such as the Environment and Social Welfare receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of --TAO-- City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 39%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Information Technology industry.
The state has declared war on the environment and environmentalists by association, lending firms are subject to strict government regulations, only vaccinated citizens may have free healthcare, and travel bureaus double as recruiting centers for national intelligence agencies. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling. --TAO--'s national animal is the grumpha, which is also the nation's favorite main course, its national religion is Antimarsupialism, and its currency is the 17jan2010 grumpha.
Most Recent Government Activity: 3 hours ago
- 3 hours ago: --TAO-- lodged a message on the The South Pacific Regional Message Board.
- 1 day 15 hours ago: --TAO-- was endorsed by The Republic of The Free and United British Isles.
- 2 days 3 hours ago: --TAO-- endorsed The Republic of New Ameristralia.
- 2 days 3 hours ago: --TAO-- endorsed The Republic of The Free and United British Isles.
- 2 days 3 hours ago: --TAO-- endorsed The Kingdom of The Mighty Monarch.
- 2 days 4 hours ago: --TAO-- was endorsed by The Republic of Federalandia.
- 2 days 18 hours ago: --TAO-- lodged a message on the The South Pacific Regional Message Board.
- 2 days 22 hours ago: Following new legislation in --TAO--, travel bureaus double as recruiting centers for national intelligence agencies.
- 3 days 3 hours ago: --TAO-- endorsed The Republic of Federalandia.
- 3 days 13 hours ago: --TAO-- lodged a message on the The South Pacific Regional Message Board.
Endorsements Received: 146 (Hileville, Michu, Aramanchovia, El Markus, RandomGuyNation WA Seat, Pugs Only, Kreios, Bear Connors Paradiso, Gustafland, Distortilla, Nobody Home, SOSD, Bobs raider puppet, Humanity65, The Trans-Pacific, Lord Booze, Pamela And Hepatitis, Baron and Merrill, Sheepatropolis, United Imaginations, Kholdan, Silentman97, Rockchester, The Archailect, Minbaric Federal Zones, Arthloxia, The Cruel Pirates, Sikronia, Zather, Aeternally, Unionized America, Kestral Blue, Fieldencampment, Mistalinam, Havaiki, Crapotopia, Kalindrome, Chepland, Candido, Werstshire, MSST, Moondrel, Redemptorian, Iriot, Sierra Lobo, Hamilay, Deutsche Demokratischer Volksstaat, Soem, Vatsalaprastha, Tuchuk, Katostan, Uiri, Darakin, Neo-Tesla, Atamis, Aechor, The Bloodguard, Joerehasia, Jamaican Bobsled, Sir Beltz, Uprisistan, The Union of Human Territories, Slave Labor, Cape Adare, Pagnor, Azuremyst Glades, Armed Republic of Guns Addicts, Britannia Singapore, Zhongrustra, Curlyhoward, Theorin, Prophatus, Fortolla, KLK, JohnnyandtheContusions, The Hare Jordans, The Fancy Republic of Zombie Napoleon, Tenir, Nevergrowoldia, Federalized America, Ghojingles, Zakanda, Triplebaconation, Karatengisa, Snorzleia, Void, The Peoples Republic of Antarctica, Virtual Island of Krym, Euracor, The Two Jerseys, Pariseos, PaPaPatagonia, Reekosia, Hornicia, QuietDad, Yeses, Ploeus, New Atlantica, The Federation of Troy, Isle of Harris, Aesea, The Imperial Empire of Murena, Grishram, Nevader, Gensville, Das Land Von Awesome, Splend0ra, Corell, The Shaft, Naaa, Malinaria, Kanneronic, Helghast Imperial Republic, Esperanceland, Juventina, The Southern Rhein, Felise, The Prusso-Kazakh Commonwealth, Sorishi, Siffilis, Leng, Drystar, PenguinPies, Assemblea Mondiale, The Union of Free Individuals, Nibitorius, Cyber Cats, Tulnaria, Indir, I n d I v I d u a l I s t s, Foggy Island, Militaristic Terror, Antibertiescum, Komania, Iolanthes Fairyland, Escade, Carpet Table, Aedinor, Jawnlandia, Galipan, Merval, Alskran, Rac_h_ael, Helpful Whispers, Federalandia, The Free and United British Isles)