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The Ghost Grey Penguin of --TAO--

“The Beech Beach House is waiting for YOU!”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: The Beech Beach House

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The Ghost Grey Penguin of --TAO-- is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by TAO the Wanderer with an iron fist, and notable for its keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 10.223 billion --TAO--ians 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.

--TAO-- is ranked 9th in The Beech Beach House and 70,885th in the world for Most Godforsaken, with 11 Dawkins.

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