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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,915thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,586thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,247th
The Free People of
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Influence
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Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Talgarth

Population8.37 billion

CapitalCardiff
LeaderElder Cyrus Middleton
FaithEntism

CurrencyPound Sterling
AnimalEnt

The Free People of Talgarth is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Elder Cyrus Middleton with an even hand, and renowned for its absence of drug laws, punitive income tax rates, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, hard-working population of 8.37 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 77.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Talgarthian economy, worth 707 trillion Pound Sterlings a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Tourism. Average income is 84,551 Pound Sterlings, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Demand for gourmet white truffles is on the rise, a burger chain recently changed its name to Mack Donaldz for legal reasons, lines of trenches demarcate the nation's borders, and teenage male videogamers often suffer repetitive strain wrist injuries. Crime is almost non-existent, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. 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 9,991st in the world and 93rd in Forest for Most Influential, scoring 4,866 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,915thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,586thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,247thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,305thMost Influential: 9,991stTop
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Most Cultured: 11,747thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,594thLeast Corrupt Governments: 12,787thMost Inclusive: 12,896thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,585thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,048thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,747thMost Pacifist: 14,988thBest Weather: 16,268thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,718thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,172ndMost Rebellious Youth: 18,202ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,707thMost Developed: 20,662nd
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 39th in the regionMost Average: 42nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Talgarth's influence in Forest rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Talgarth voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Ever-Wandering Souls".
  • : Following new legislation in Talgarth, teenage male videogamers often suffer repetitive strain wrist injuries.
  • : Following new legislation in Talgarth, lines of trenches demarcate the nation's borders.
  • : Following new legislation in Talgarth, a burger chain recently changed its name to Mack Donaldz for legal reasons.
  • : Talgarth was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Talgarth, demand for gourmet white truffles is on the rise.
  • : Following new legislation in Talgarth, traffic cops spend most of their work-hours calculating citizens' monthly income.
  • : Following new legislation in Talgarth, tours to see the 'wild men of the mountains' are popular with tourists from the big cities.
  • : Following new legislation in Talgarth, the justice of Talgarth is considered superior to that of other nations.

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