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The Benign Republic of Tubbsalot

“We're not fat.”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the Pacific

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The Benign Republic of Tubbsalot is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by a bizarre upright ant with a fair hand, and remarkable for its punitive income tax rates, anti-smoking policies, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 13.698 billion Tubbsalottles enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Social Policy, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Formicidia. The average income tax rate is 62.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Tubbsalottle economy, worth a remarkable 2,893 trillion snuckles a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Soda Sales. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 211,242 snuckles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Birth rates have hit an all-time low, the poor are often seen pale and dizzy after selling their blood to make ends meet, consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed, and construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway. Crime is almost non-existent. Tubbsalot's national animal is the lover of fine art, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Tubbsalot is ranked 4,017th in the Pacific and 108,261st in the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -5 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 5 hours ago

  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Tubbsalot, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Tubbsalot, consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed.
  • 6 days ago: Tubbsalot was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Public Sector.
  • 6 days ago: Tubbsalot was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Public Sector.
  • 9 days ago: Tubbsalot was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Fastest-Growing Economies (last census: Top 5%).
  • 14 days ago: Tubbsalot was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Information Technology Sector (last census: Top 1%).
  • 19 days ago: Tubbsalot was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Nudest (last census: Top 10%).
  • 19 days ago: Following new legislation in Tubbsalot, the poor are often seen pale and dizzy after selling their blood to make ends meet.
  • 58 days ago: Tubbsalot altered its national flag.
  • 58 days ago: Tubbsalot altered its national flag.

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