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Most Rebellious Youth: 1,587th Largest Publishing Industry: 2,285th Largest Populations: 2,695th
The Wintery Iceland of
New York Times Democracy
Memento Mori
Influence
Handshaker
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
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Taeshan

Population26.296 billion

CapitalAtlantea
LeaderJeremiah Llama

CurrencyMercural
AnimalFalcon

The Wintery Iceland of Taeshan is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Jeremiah Llama with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, irreverence towards religion, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-working, democratic population of 26.296 billion Taeshanians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Public Transport, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Atlantea. The average income tax rate is 31.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Taeshanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,674 trillion Mercurals 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, highly specialized black market in Book Publishing and Information Technology. 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 63,686 Mercurals, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been recorded, dog breeding has been banned in accordance with recent animal experimentation laws, voting is voluntary, and the government has ordered a moratorium on referenda. Crime, especially youth-related, is a serious problem. Taeshan's national animal is the Falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Taeshan is ranked 62,661st in the world and 43rd in Rushmore for Most Income Equality, scoring 40.54 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

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Most Rebellious Youth: 1,587thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 2,285thLargest Populations: 2,695thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,053rdHealthiest Citizens: 5,295thLargest Black Market: 5,731stMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,532ndMost Influential: 6,938thHighest Economic Output: 7,695thTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 9,316thBest Weather: 11,817thMost Stationary: 13,117thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,402ndLongest Average Lifespans: 14,472ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,103rd
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Highest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost Politically Free: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 7th in the region

National Happenings

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  • : Taeshan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth and the Top 10% for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Taeshan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Taeshan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Taeshan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : Taeshan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : Taeshan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Taeshan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : Taeshan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : Taeshan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : Taeshan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Free.

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