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Most Authoritarian: 2,598th Most Primitive: 6,681st Most Extreme: 7,282nd
The Nomadic Peoples of
Psychotic Dictatorship
As cold winds blow our home is founded
Influence
Newcomer
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Fragile
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Taithlon

Population240 million

Currencyfur
Animallynx

The Nomadic Peoples of Taithlon is a huge, orderly nation, renowned for its national health service, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 240 million Taithlonians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Healthcare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 60.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Taithlonian economy, worth 4.77 trillion furs a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 19,863 furs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Men's magazines give handy tips on the most effective way to throw heavy stones, police officers often conceal their identities to safeguard against public complaints, organised sports are frowned upon as frivolous, and the government is funding experimental battery technology while the power grid continues to crumble. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Taithlon's national animal is the lynx, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Taithlon is ranked 57,469th in the world and 2,367th in Balder for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 363.46 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Most Authoritarian: 2,598thMost Primitive: 6,681stMost Extreme: 7,282ndMost Conservative: 7,284thTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 10,194thMost Income Equality: 12,046th
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Most Authoritarian: 52nd in the regionTop
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Most Extreme: 82nd in the regionMost Conservative: 217th in the regionMost Primitive: 250th in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 318th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 341st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Taithlon's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Taithlon's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Taithlon's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Following new legislation in Taithlon, the government is funding experimental battery technology while the power grid continues to crumble.
  • : Following new legislation in Taithlon, organised sports are frowned upon as frivolous.
  • : Following new legislation in Taithlon, police officers often conceal their identities to safeguard against public complaints.
  • : Following new legislation in Taithlon, men's magazines give handy tips on the most effective way to throw heavy stones.
  • : Taithlon was refounded in Balder.
  • : Taithlon ceased to exist in The North Pacific.
  • : Taithlon was endorsed by The Grand Federation of Xentherida.

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