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Largest Agricultural Sector: 292nd Most Cultured: 318th Most Developed: 390th
The Grand Kingdom of
New York Times Democracy
Inhale courage, exhale force I am who makes your laws
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population18.481 billion

LeaderSer Ghez
Faiththe Faith

AnimalSabretooth Tiger

The Grand Kingdom of TalAkMaChen is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Ser Ghez with a fair hand, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 18.481 billion MaChengs 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, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Korbucci. The average income tax rate is 97.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Akmachenian economy, worth a remarkable 5,541 trillion talls a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an amazing 299,863 talls, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Explicit slash fiction is repackaged for kindergarten kids as stories about friends cuddling friends, dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming, modelling agencies send their clients to work in nursing homes, and the best doughnut stores have been taken over by foreign police officers. Crime is totally unknown. TalAkMaChen's national animal is the Sabretooth Tiger, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is the Faith.

TalAkMaChen is ranked 636th in the world and 2nd in Capitalist Paradise for Healthiest Citizens, with 36.53 Bananas Ingested Per Day.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 292ndMost Cultured: 318thMost Developed: 390thMost Subsidized Industry: 438thLongest Average Lifespans: 460thMost Cheerful Citizens: 537thHealthiest Citizens: 636thMost Scientifically Advanced: 705thSmartest Citizens: 731stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 758thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 813thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 827thMost Beautiful Environments: 875thHighest Poor Incomes: 892ndMost Pacifist: 977thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,023rdMost Advanced Public Education: 1,040thLargest Governments: 1,147thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,160thHighest Economic Output: 1,227thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,269thBest Weather: 1,379thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,388thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,416thNicest Citizens: 1,465thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 1,626thMost Secular: 2,080thMost Inclusive: 2,141stMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,348thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,425thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,452ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,485thMost Efficient Economies: 3,034thLowest Crime Rates: 3,106thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,202ndRudest Citizens: 3,341stLargest Retail Industry: 5,084thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,520thMost Stationary: 5,655thLargest Populations: 6,129thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 9,126thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,952ndMost Influential: 10,674thNudest: 12,115thLargest Gambling Industry: 13,792nd
Healthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 6th in the regionNicest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionBest Weather: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 7th in the regionMost Inclusive: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 9th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 11th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 12th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12th in the regionMost Secular: 14th in the regionTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 16th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 17th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 20th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 21st in the regionMost Stationary: 21st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 22nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 27th in the regionNudest: 28th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in TalAkMaChen, the best doughnut stores have been taken over by foreign police officers.
  • : Following new legislation in TalAkMaChen, modelling agencies send their clients to work in nursing homes.
  • : Following new legislation in TalAkMaChen, dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming.
  • : Following new legislation in TalAkMaChen, explicit slash fiction is repackaged for kindergarten kids as stories about friends cuddling friends.
  • : Following new legislation in TalAkMaChen, anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper.
  • : TalAkMaChen was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in TalAkMaChen, most ambassadors from TalAkMaChen retire only a few years after being appointed.
  • : Following new legislation in TalAkMaChen, lobster tastes best when it is red.
  • : Following new legislation in TalAkMaChen, stylish juvenile delinquents are highly overrepresented in fatal motorcycle accidents.
  • : Following new legislation in TalAkMaChen, in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare.


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