by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,283rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,887thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,097th
The Free Dawsinian Colony of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
O coed, bywyd
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Population10.402 billion

LeaderElder Cyrus Middleton

CurrencyPound Sterling

The Free Dawsinian Colony of Talgarth is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Elder Cyrus Middleton with an even hand, and renowned for its smutty television, ban on automobiles, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 10.402 billion Talgarthians 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cardiff. The average income tax rate is 78.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Talgarthian economy, worth 940 trillion Pound Sterlings a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Tourism. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 90,463 Pound Sterlings, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Art criticism in Talgarth is scathingly destructive, prisoners regularly escape detention posing as scarecrows, crayon squiggles were a late addition to the works of the Renaissance Old Masters, and the fattest folk in Talgarth look to be the happiest ones. Crime is relatively low. Talgarth's national animal is the Ent, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Entism.

Talgarth is ranked 33,049th in the world and 55th in Forest for Highest Drug Use, scoring 106.4 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,283rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,887thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,097thMost Influential: 6,144thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,096thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,851stMost Beautiful Environments: 11,213thMost Cultured: 11,855thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,344thBest Weather: 12,505thHighest Food Quality: 12,801stMost Inclusive: 12,885thTop
Largest Black Market: 14,506thMost Pacifist: 15,827thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,928thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,524thLeast Corrupt Governments: 17,542ndMost Subsidized Industry: 18,163rdSmartest Citizens: 20,769thMost Rebellious Youth: 21,470thLargest Information Technology Sector: 21,661stHealthiest Citizens: 22,242ndMost Developed: 22,854thHighest Economic Output: 23,069thLargest Governments: 25,289th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 16th in the region

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