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Most Income Equality: 15,316thLargest Populations: 17,587thLeast Corrupt Governments: 19,605th
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Population16.45 billion

CapitalShelter's Taco Island
LeaderTaco Island Charities Board of Directors


The 10000 Islands Charity of Taco-Island-Charities is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Taco Island Charities Board of Directors with a fair hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The democratic, devout population of 16.45 billion Taco Islanders enjoy great social freedoms and frequent elections, where the majority of the populace regularly votes to increase its benefits at the expense of various hapless minorities.

The enormous, moralistic, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shelter's Taco Island. The average income tax rate is 69.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but stagnant Taco Islander economy, worth 264 trillion Tacoes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Cheese Exports, Soda Sales, Trout Farming, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 16,063 Tacoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Taco-Island-Charities has designated Shelter's Taco Island as its capital city, Taco Island Charities Board of Directors has just been declared ruler of Taco-Island-Charities in an international press conference, and charity has been named as Taco-Island-Charities's national religion. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Taco-Island-Charities's national animal is the giveaway, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is charity.

Taco-Island-Charities is ranked 171,731st in the world and 1st in TIC Nation Creation Contest for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring zero on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Most Income Equality: 15,316thLargest Populations: 17,587thLeast Corrupt Governments: 19,605thMost Valuable International Artwork: 22,378th

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