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The Ghost Grey Penguin of --TAO--

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Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Powerbroker

Location: The Beech Beach House

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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 punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed population of 10.543 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.

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. The average income tax rate is 51%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Information Technology industry.

Third party candidates are now gaining some representation in Parliament, the military is recruiting war criminals to join its weapons research teams, citizens drive tank-like vehicles with mounted machine guns, and the nation refuses to discard its increasingly useless penny. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is pervasive. --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 17th in The Beech Beach House and 83,042nd in the world for Least Corrupt Governments, scoring -43 on the Inverse Mugabe Relativity Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 12 hours ago

  • 3 days 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in --TAO--, the nation refuses to discard its increasingly useless penny.
  • 3 days 18 hours ago: --TAO-- was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Average (last census: Top 10%).
  • 3 days 19 hours ago: Following new legislation in --TAO--, citizens drive tank-like vehicles with mounted machine guns.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in --TAO--, the military is recruiting war criminals to join its weapons research teams.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in --TAO--, third party candidates are now gaining some representation in Parliament.
  • 4 days ago: --TAO-- updated the World Factbook entry in The Beech Beach House.
  • 4 days ago: --TAO-- altered the regional flag of The Beech Beach House.
  • 4 days ago: --TAO-- altered the regional flag of The Beech Beach House.
  • 4 days ago: --TAO-- altered its national flag.
  • 4 days ago: --TAO-- altered its national flag.

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