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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, safe nation, ruled by a bizarre upright ant with a fair hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate, intelligent population of 12.737 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 57%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Information Technology industry.

A government program is underway to revitalize Tubbsalot's beaches, prison visits increase substantially during election years, an increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents, and military funding has been stripped back. Crime is totally unknown. 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 80th in the Pacific and 5,166th in the world for Lowest Unemployment Rates, scoring 386 on the Workforce Participation Versus Theoretical Maximum Metric.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 3 hours ago

  • 3 days 17 hours ago: Following new legislation in Tubbsalot, military funding has been stripped back.
  • 6 days ago: Tubbsalot was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Compassionate Citizens (last census: Top 1%).
  • 8 days ago: Following new legislation in Tubbsalot, an increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Tubbsalot, prison visits increase substantially during election years.
  • 11 days ago: Tubbsalot was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations (last census: Top 5%).
  • 12 days ago: Tubbsalot was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Tubbsalot, a government program is underway to revitalize Tubbsalot's beaches.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Tubbsalot, Max Barry is this year's Miss Tubbsalot.
  • 12 days ago: Following new legislation in Tubbsalot, government-run screening operations remove embryos with severe genetic disorders.
  • 14 days ago: Following new legislation in Tubbsalot, major internet servers have acquired citizenship.

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