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Least Corrupt Governments: 225thNicest Citizens: 402ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 404th
The Pacific Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
People with a just cause
Jarnet Billings
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Population11.111 billion

LeaderJarnet Billings


The Pacific Republic of Talitoa is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Jarnet Billings with a fair hand, and notable for its smutty television, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 11.111 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, socially-minded, 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 income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Talitoan economy, worth a remarkable 2,569 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 231,255 Talios, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, debates on whether toilet seats should be left up or down are increasingly commonplace, a sudden shout of "surprise!" does not herald a party for teachers, and board shorts have replaced board rooms. Crime 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 1,777th in the world and 38th in The East Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 28,648.4 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 225thNicest Citizens: 402ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 404thMost Pacifist: 426thSafest: 485thHighest Food Quality: 532ndMost Inclusive: 570thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 599thMost Cheerful Citizens: 667thMost Beautiful Environments: 687thMost Cultured: 722ndBest Weather: 724thMost Developed: 744thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 802ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 817thLongest Average Lifespans: 819thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 845thLargest Welfare Programs: 891stMost Advanced Public Education: 936thHealthiest Citizens: 971stHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,049thLowest Crime Rates: 1,103rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,194thLargest Governments: 1,309thSmartest Citizens: 1,343rdMost Influential: 1,492ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,647thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,761stLargest Publishing Industry: 1,777thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,165thMost Efficient Economies: 2,384thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,952ndMost Subsidized Industry: 3,919thHighest Average Incomes: 5,050thHighest Economic Output: 7,177thNudest: 9,985thMost Stationary: 11,222ndTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 14,907thMost Income Equality: 17,442ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,656thMost Patriotic: 20,255thMost Devout: 23,117th
Most Compassionate Citizens: 6th in the regionNicest Citizens: 6th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionMost Pacifist: 9th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 13th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13th in the regionSafest: 14th in the regionMost Inclusive: 14th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 15th in the regionMost Cultured: 15th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 16th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 16th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 19th in the regionBest Weather: 19th in the regionMost Developed: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 21st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 22nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 26th in the regionLargest Governments: 28th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 28th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 28th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 36th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 38th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 44th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 45th in the regionMost Influential: 49th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 57th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 61st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 66th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 70th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 114th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 117th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 157th in the regionNudest: 171st in the regionLargest Populations: 234th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 300th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 354th in the regionMost Patriotic: 456th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 500th in the regionMost Devout: 550th in the regionTop
Most Politically Free: 606th in the regionMost Income Equality: 963rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 997th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,017th in the regionMost Extreme: 1,192nd in the region

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