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The Benign Republic of Tubbsalot

“We're not fat.”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
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, socially progressive nation, ruled by a bizarre upright ant with a fair hand, and renowned for its devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, intelligent population of 12.58 billion Tubbsalottles love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Social Equality, and Healthcare. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Formicidia. The average income tax rate is 51%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Information Technology industry.

The government is seen as openly hostile to all religion, citizens may cast their vote over the internet or phone, third party candidates are now gaining some representation in Parliament, and the government is spending millions on renovating the public transportation system. Crime is relatively low. Tubbsalot's national animal is the lover of fine art, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the snuckle.

Tubbsalot is ranked 3,102nd in the Pacific and 94,365th in the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -3 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 14 hours ago

  • 1 day 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Tubbsalot, the government is spending millions on renovating the public transportation system.
  • 1 day 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Tubbsalot, third party candidates are now gaining some representation in Parliament.
  • 2 days 11 hours ago: Tubbsalot was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans (last census: Top 5%).
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Tubbsalot, citizens may cast their vote over the internet or phone.
  • 4 days ago: Tubbsalot was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Rebellious Youth (last census: #1).
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Tubbsalot, the government is seen as openly hostile to all religion.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Tubbsalot, notable individuals are granted land and titles.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Tubbsalot, the nation's industries are scrambling to switch to biodegradable plastics.
  • 9 days ago: Following new legislation in Tubbsalot, the Supreme Court vehemently protects civil rights and the right to privacy.
  • 11 days ago: Tubbsalot changed its national demonym to "Tubbsalottle" and its demonym adjective to "Tubbsalottle".

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