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Least Corrupt Governments: 257thMost Compassionate Citizens: 568thNicest Citizens: 581st
The Pacific Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
People with a just cause
Jarnet Billings
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Population14.45 billion

LeaderJarnet Billings


The Pacific Republic of Talitoa is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Jarnet Billings with a fair hand, and notable for its smutty television, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 14.45 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 3,360 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 232,582 Talios, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Jarnet Billings's told that love often manifests itself through homicidal four-lettered litanies, people can't decide between preserving forests and buying print copies of 'Dogman Versus The Giggler', most households' childcare costs are higher than their mortgage payments, and songwriters compete to see who can come up with the most blasphemous lyrics. 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 297,134th in the world and 5,343rd in The East Pacific for Most Avoided, scoring 0.29 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

Least Corrupt Governments: 257thMost Compassionate Citizens: 568thNicest Citizens: 581stMost Pacifist: 622ndSafest: 710thMost Inclusive: 741stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 760thHighest Food Quality: 761stMost Beautiful Environments: 793rdBest Weather: 885thMost Cultured: 902ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 904thMost Cheerful Citizens: 936thMost Developed: 992ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,020thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,056thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,072ndMost Advanced Public Education: 1,117thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,117thHealthiest Citizens: 1,177thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,266thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,301stLowest Crime Rates: 1,323rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,446thLargest Governments: 1,566thSmartest Citizens: 1,633rdMost Influential: 1,650thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,840thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,276thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,454thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 3,033rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,387thHighest Economic Output: 6,092ndHighest Average Incomes: 6,526thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,734thMost Stationary: 9,396thMost Rebellious Youth: 12,456thTop
Nudest: 16,280thMost Income Equality: 17,653rdLargest Populations: 27,605thMost Valuable International Artwork: 28,735th
Least Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 8th in the regionNicest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Pacifist: 9th in the regionMost Inclusive: 12th in the regionSafest: 13th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 15th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15th in the regionBest Weather: 16th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 16th in the regionMost Cultured: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 19th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 20th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 20th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 21st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 23rd in the regionMost Developed: 23rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 23rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 24th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 27th in the regionLargest Governments: 31st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 34th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 34th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 42nd in the regionMost Influential: 52nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 52nd in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 54th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 64th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 70th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 73rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 94th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 103rd in the regionMost Stationary: 136th in the regionLargest Populations: 201st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 202nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 242nd in the regionNudest: 254th in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 373rd in the region

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