Largest Black Market: 5,832nd Largest Populations: 6,427th Most Stationary: 9,624th
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, national health service, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed population of 14.732 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 933 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 124,667th in the world and 7th in The Beech Beach House for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 34.63 Tourists Per Hour.

Largest Black Market: 5,832ndLargest Populations: 6,427thMost Stationary: 9,624thTop
Highest Economic Output: 11,733rdMost Influential: 13,735thMost Average: 17,241stLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,446thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,652ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 17,992ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,355th
Largest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the region

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