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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,773rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,028thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,191st
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Talchyon

Population11.678 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 renowned for its otherworldly petting zoo, public floggings, and triple-decker prams. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 11.678 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. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 60.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Talchyonian economy, worth a remarkable 2,234 trillion Credits a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 191,328 Credits, with the richest citizens earning 7.9 times as much as the poorest.

Acting Head Dr Lazarus Biltoff can be seen doing doughnuts in a new Rambogini, eating kids as food has been enshrined in law, the nationalised Arms Manufacturing Industry is not interested in making weapons, and arms manufacturers and mild-mannered journalists have been outed as superheroes. 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 frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Talchyon is ranked 225,593rd in the world and 3rd in Icarus for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 20.23 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,773rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,028thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,191stTop
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Most Devout: 3,975thLowest Crime Rates: 4,027thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,659thSafest: 5,807thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,830thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,950thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,652ndMost Developed: 6,806thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,999thHighest Economic Output: 7,607thHighest Average Incomes: 7,680thHealthiest Citizens: 8,057thSmartest Citizens: 8,282ndMost Stationary: 8,437thMost Efficient Economies: 8,546thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,599thHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,069thLargest Governments: 11,582ndTop
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Most Influential: 12,640thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,731stMost Beautiful Environments: 12,740thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14,278thBest Weather: 14,290thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,474thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,219thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,749thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,085thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,123rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,214thMost Corrupt Governments: 23,042nd

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Talchyon was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Governments and the Top 10% for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Following new legislation in Talchyon, arms manufacturers and mild-mannered journalists have been outed as superheroes.
  • : Following new legislation in Talchyon, the nationalised Arms Manufacturing Industry is not interested in making weapons.
  • : Following new legislation in Talchyon, eating kids as food has been enshrined in law.
  • : Following new legislation in Talchyon, Acting Head Dr Lazarus Biltoff can be seen doing doughnuts in a new Rambogini.
  • : Following new legislation in Talchyon, fresh food is a thing of the past due to onerous testing standards.
  • : Talchyon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Talchyon lodged a message on the Icarus Regional Message Board.
  • : Talchyon lodged a message on the Icarus Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Talchyon, the government's policy is 'all pain, no grain'.

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