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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,215thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,307thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,027th
The Unconventional Geniuses of
Iron Fist Consumerists
For Talchyon and for Life!
Influence
Eminence Grise
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Talchyon

Population13.708 billion

CapitalNemo
LeaderActing Head Dr Lazarus Biltoff

CurrencyCredit
AnimalPrawn shrimp

The Unconventional Geniuses of Talchyon is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Acting Head Dr Lazarus Biltoff with an iron fist, and notable for its zero percent divorce rate, frequent executions, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 13.708 billion Talchyonites are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nemo. The average income tax rate is 64.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Talchyonian economy, worth a remarkable 2,658 trillion Credits a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 193,908 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Pilots always remember to send their doctors a Maxxmas card, blind dates tend to result in bruised shins, the police insist that racism does not exist, and families burn Acting Head Dr Lazarus Biltoff's latest official photograph to keep warm. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Talchyon's national animal is the Prawn shrimp, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Talchyon is ranked 269,456th in the world and 3rd in Icarus for Fattest Citizens, with 5.21 Obesity Rate.

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,215thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,307thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 3,027thMost Devout: 4,087thLowest Crime Rates: 4,092ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 4,971stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,584thSafest: 5,616thMost Developed: 6,767thHighest Economic Output: 6,864thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,865thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,266thMost Stationary: 7,630thHealthiest Citizens: 7,970thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,021stHighest Average Incomes: 8,221stLongest Average Lifespans: 8,321stSmartest Citizens: 8,370thMost Efficient Economies: 9,794thMost Influential: 11,528thLargest Governments: 11,979thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,993rdBest Weather: 13,491stTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,067thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,896thHighest Disposable Incomes: 16,478thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 17,195thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 17,962ndMost Advanced Public Education: 18,953rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,072ndMost Subsidized Industry: 21,280thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,446thLargest Populations: 23,410thMost Corrupt Governments: 27,602nd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Talchyon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Talchyon was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Following new legislation in Talchyon, families burn Acting Head Dr Lazarus Biltoff's latest official photograph to keep warm.
  • : Following new legislation in Talchyon, the police insist that racism does not exist.
  • : Following new legislation in Talchyon, blind dates tend to result in bruised shins.
  • : Following new legislation in Talchyon, pilots always remember to send their doctors a Maxxmas card.
  • : Talchyon's influence in Icarus rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : Following new legislation in Talchyon, cash-strapped junkies lick rabbits for a cheap high.
  • : Following new legislation in Talchyon, the last thing Talchyonian soldiers hear before charging into battle is a preacher trying to convert them.
  • : Following new legislation in Talchyon, those who cut young children are told to cut it out.

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