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Most Influential: 518thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,072ndMost Advanced Public Education: 2,708th
The Traveling Tako Truck of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
PRAISE BILL
Influence
Auxiliary
Sha Sage
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Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Takura

Population4.652 billion

CapitalDell Tako
LeaderTako Belle
FaithCult of the Holy Tako

CurrencyTako fillings
AnimalChamelegator

The Traveling Tako Truck of Takura is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Tako Belle with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, prohibition of alcohol, and public floggings. The compassionate, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 4.652 billion Takurii 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Dell Tako. The average income tax rate is 93.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Takurian economy, worth 486 trillion Tako fillings a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 104,542 Tako fillings, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Hedge fund managers are diversifying into herbaceous borders, candidates celebrate "free speech" by spraying champagne all over anyone who shows up to a rally, homeowners on prime real estate have been seen dodging giant bulldozers with cartoon characters painted on them, and every fourth child is born with flippers instead of hands. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Takura's national animal is the Chamelegator, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Cult of the Holy Tako.

Takura is ranked 209,939th in the world and 262nd in Karma for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -11.06 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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Most Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionMost Devout: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 10th in the regionMost Inclusive: 11th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 11th in the regionLargest Black Market: 12th in the regionMost Stationary: 12th in the regionBest Weather: 13th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 13th in the regionTop
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Most Average: 14th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 17th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 19th in the regionMost Developed: 19th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 21st in the regionLargest Governments: 23rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 25th in the regionRudest Citizens: 26th in the region

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