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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 731st Largest Insurance Industry: 1,882nd Most Influential: 2,297th
The Theocracy of
Corporate Police State
Deus enim sanguis sanguinem
Crusher Creel
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Rare

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East Taco

Population1.975 billion

CapitalQueso Fresco
LeaderCrusher Creel
FaithThe True Faith

Currencyguilder
AnimalEast Tacoan Lion

The Theocracy of East Taco is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Crusher Creel with an iron fist, and notable for its triple-decker prams, fear of technology, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.975 billion East Tacoans are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Spirituality, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Queso Fresco. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 46.8%.

The all-consuming East Tacoan economy, worth 222 trillion guilders a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 112,852 guilders, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 452,424 per year while the poor average 18,878, a ratio of 24.0 to 1.

Crusher Creel often plays real life games of Tower Defense against hordes of angry villagers, bicyclists are banned from major roads, the "temporary replacement bus service" is now a permanent fixture, and in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. East Taco's national animal is the East Tacoan Lion, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The True Faith.

East Taco is ranked 159,947th in the world and 8,753rd in The North Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 41.35 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 731stTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 1,882ndMost Influential: 2,297thMost Primitive: 2,397thMost Ignorant Citizens: 2,661stMost Devout: 2,732ndFattest Citizens: 3,386thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,843rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,385thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,677thLargest Retail Industry: 7,332ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,496thLargest Mining Sector: 7,627thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,267thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,881stMost Avoided: 9,953rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,406thLargest Black Market: 10,860thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12,667thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 13,209thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13,783rdMost Conservative: 15,142ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,945th
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Largest Insurance Industry: 63rd in the regionTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 94th in the regionMost Primitive: 97th in the regionFattest Citizens: 100th in the regionMost Devout: 112th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 171st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 177th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 266th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 285th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 294th in the regionLargest Black Market: 297th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 307th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 360th in the regionMost Avoided: 363rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 371st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 380th in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 496th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 546th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 665th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 736th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 792nd in the regionMost Influential: 793rd in the regionMost Conservative: 905th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 185 » Siwale, Frances Francis the First of France, El Fiji Grande, Shin-Hachioji, Alunya, Diodone, The Rhein States, Omnistria, Territorio di Nessuno, Steraz, Yaorozu, Ozstan, Federation Terra Australis, Ninjak30, Uganda Knuckles UK, Sheldanada, Guer Aike, Selfgradatude, Great Bights Mum, Sundred, Cloydicia, Dreadton, Corfad, Kwaj, Koda-Land, Notyoutopia, Dar es Saalam, Ka Ching, Pallaith, Newpromisedland, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Ainsworth, Kasazzastan, Sinelona, Bearical, Black Templares, Australiland, Napnomadia, Shibutani, General COE, Shadowrik, Unsophisticate, The Sinclarian Provinces, Pasargad, The United States of Romania, Atain, Malta Comino Gozo, Lunallian, United Draconia, North Bratislava, and 135 others.Spartoptia, Wineclaw, SillyString, Outer Egorniand, THX1138, The Pantheons, New Pruessen, Ethnon, New Bremerton, Justanistan, Sunto, Holy Oranz, PlanetPunk, Suicidistan, Zemnaya Svoboda, Ara Antrizuls, Bayern-Straubing, Joodey, Sil Dorsett, Buckerino, Renzic, Wilkshire, Amauri, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Niradans, Maott, The Iron Lions, Vincone Cae, Q w e r t y, Votak Matim, Ofemerica, Egalico, Solmetria, Tappan Hills, Torakuen, Sakaryata, Warsaw-Halicz, Guslantis, Sanjurika, Axstahl, Kyrianian, Acrabinnia, Saturns Edge, The Notorious Mad Jack, Novare Res, Racoda, Ibiscaton, Kirostan, Norostilors, Misuvelia, Noiah, Peldorn, Plangainer, Jasminlandia, Steampunk Ariel, The Discipled, Trillius, Haor Chall, Alice Gardens, Partax, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, National Goats, Babacar, Zokk, The Most Freedom Ever, Pleroma Sans Romans, Emmerian Republic, SORT, COCONUT-CITY, The Gamer Party, Ethereal Expanse, Ostrinios, Calamazo, Ieprus, Moubarakistan, Sacrento, Empy, Ice and Tinian, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Humptalumpta, Kelvaros Prime, Sea Ghost, Amerian States, Yukti, Kulgatha, Alyrria, Angwayster, Panama Coalition, Marijuana Haven, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Xandarnia, Unimaginable Doom, Durgron, Snoodum, Astronomical, Ejhsa, Victoriaans Nederlands, Lost Staria, Valhalla123, Rkainjel, Seidr Wyrd, Far Easter Republic, Liberum Mundi, Lomjia, Apetopia, Aratani, 1 very fast endotarter, Yummy Blubber, Kseckland, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Miruma, Legendsland, Yalkan, Kingdom of Destsky, British Pacific Islands, Vikingiarchy, Libertarian Nation of Japan, Republic of New Atlantis, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Castle Federation, Noahs Second Country, Former English Colony, Ailurophil, Loli County, Helia Geopes, Rynion, Conservadoria, North Altatude, Test for a new hope, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Antityranicals, Hileville, and The Black Cathedral.

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