“The Beech Beach House is waiting for YOU!”
|Category: Father Knows Best State|
Regional Influence: Eminence Grise
Location: The Beech Beach House
The Ghost Grey Penguin of --TAO-- is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by TAO the Wanderer with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 9.248 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 Equality 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 41%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Information Technology industry.
A National Academy regulates grammar and usage, referenda can be called for any law at the request of at least one third of the voting population, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news, and soldiers are equipped with multi-million 17jan2010 grumpha battlesuits. 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: 1 day 15 hours ago
- 9 hours ago: --TAO-- was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
- 1 day 15 hours ago: --TAO-- lodged a message on the The Beech Beach House Regional Message Board.
- 6 days ago: --TAO-- fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Avoided.
- 33 days ago: --TAO-- lodged a message on the The Beech Beach House Regional Message Board.
- 33 days ago: --TAO-- fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Defense Forces.
- 34 days ago: --TAO-- agreed to construct embassies between The Beech Beach House and Baronetcy of Sanctuary Islands.
- 39 days ago: --TAO-- updated the World Factbook entry in The Beech Beach House.
- 39 days ago: --TAO--'s influence in The Beech Beach House rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
- 45 days ago: --TAO-- fell out of the world Top 10% for Shortest Average Lifespan.
- 45 days ago: --TAO-- fell out of the regional Top 10% for Shortest Average Lifespan.