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Most Stationary: 317thLargest Populations: 1,097thHighest Economic Output: 1,578th
The Meditations of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
That was Zen; This is Tao
Influence
Apprentice
Daily Tao
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Happy Gilmour

Population34.102 billion

CapitalSichuan
LeaderDao
FaithDaoism

CurrencyMeditation
AnimalDivine

The Meditations of Happy Gilmour is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Dao with an even hand, and renowned for its strictly enforced bedtime, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 34.102 billion Follower of taos 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.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sichuan. The average income tax rate is 54.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient One with tao economy, worth a remarkable 5,437 trillion Meditations a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 159,437 Meditations, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

It's considered a civil right to be allowed to neglect and mistreat your own children, economists have been named Invertebrates of the Year, suit-clad businessmen have been taking advantage of the relaxed welfare qualifications by shopping with food stamps, and the only thing slower than the economy is the exchange where it's managed. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Happy Gilmour's national animal is the Divine, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Daoism.

Happy Gilmour is ranked 53,477th in the world and 246th in NationStates for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 54.46 Effective Tax Rate.

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Most Stationary: 317thLargest Populations: 1,097thHighest Economic Output: 1,578thTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,619thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,061stMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,071stNicest Citizens: 3,515thRudest Citizens: 3,558thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,880thLargest Black Market: 4,956thMost Inclusive: 5,193rdLargest Retail Industry: 5,556thMost Influential: 5,861stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,451stLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,528thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,084thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,856thMost Pacifist: 10,290thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 10,832ndHighest Average Incomes: 11,604thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,055thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,474thMost Developed: 13,262ndMost Secular: 13,279thMost Cultured: 13,943rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,958thHighest Disposable Incomes: 14,254thMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,209thSmartest Citizens: 15,669thBest Weather: 17,133rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,594thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,476thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,936th
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Most Stationary: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 17th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 18th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 19th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 24th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 36th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 37th in the regionRudest Citizens: 37th in the regionNicest Citizens: 41st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 43rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 45th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Happy Gilmour, the only thing slower than the economy is the exchange where it's managed.
  • : Following new legislation in Happy Gilmour, suit-clad businessmen have been taking advantage of the relaxed welfare qualifications by shopping with food stamps.
  • : Following new legislation in Happy Gilmour, economists have been named Invertebrates of the Year.
  • : Happy Gilmour lodged a message on the NationStates Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Happy Gilmour, it's considered a civil right to be allowed to neglect and mistreat your own children.
  • : Following new legislation in Happy Gilmour, there are six more weeks of winter if a northerner sees his shadow.
  • : Following new legislation in Happy Gilmour, governments opposing Happy Gilmour are beset by rebels.
  • : Following new legislation in Happy Gilmour, dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws.
  • : Happy Gilmour lodged a message on the NationStates Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Happy Gilmour, the police crack down on tax evaders without mercy.

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