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Least Corrupt Governments: 245thMost Compassionate Citizens: 281stNicest Citizens: 298th
The Pacific Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
People with a just cause
Jarnet Billings
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Talitoa

Population8.858 billion

CapitalTakkatok
LeaderJarnet Billings
FaithZelionism

CurrencyTalios
AnimalOarfish

The Pacific Republic of Talitoa is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Jarnet Billings with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, free-roaming dinosaurs, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 8.858 billion Talitoans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Takkatok. The average income tax rate is 99.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Talitoan economy, worth a remarkable 1,993 trillion Talios a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 225,041 Talios, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The experimental sculpture "Overtures In Dried Oarfish Dung" has been declared a national treasure, hospitals fear government fines more than terrorist ransoms, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews, and veteran cops reminisce over their heavy armor days. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Talitoa's national animal is the Oarfish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Zelionism.

Talitoa is ranked 206,939th in the world and 6,257th in The East Pacific for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring zero on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 245thMost Compassionate Citizens: 281stNicest Citizens: 298thMost Pacifist: 339thMost Inclusive: 438thHighest Food Quality: 457thSafest: 499thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 584thBest Weather: 650thMost Beautiful Environments: 658thMost Cultured: 715thMost Developed: 715thMost Cheerful Citizens: 732ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 807thLongest Average Lifespans: 814thLargest Welfare Programs: 856thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 863rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 916thHealthiest Citizens: 951stMost Advanced Public Education: 960thHighest Average Tax Rates: 995thLowest Crime Rates: 1,067thLargest Governments: 1,269thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,307thSmartest Citizens: 1,362ndMost Influential: 1,375thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,664thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,886thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,889thMost Efficient Economies: 1,992ndTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,226thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,020thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,675thHighest Average Incomes: 4,826thHighest Economic Output: 8,650thNudest: 10,167thTop
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Most Stationary: 12,924thMost Income Equality: 17,261stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 18,451stMost Patriotic: 19,162ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,424th
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Nicest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 7th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionMost Pacifist: 9th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13th in the regionSafest: 13th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Inclusive: 15th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 16th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 17th in the regionMost Cultured: 18th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18th in the regionBest Weather: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 19th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 19th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 20th in the regionMost Developed: 20th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 21st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 24th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 25th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 26th in the regionLargest Governments: 28th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 31st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 32nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 40th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 44th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 45th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 49th in the regionMost Influential: 51st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 60th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 71st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 86th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 118th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 120th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 143rd in the regionMost Stationary: 175th in the regionNudest: 222nd in the regionLargest Populations: 268th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 300th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 471st in the regionMost Patriotic: 480th in the region

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