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Least Corrupt Governments: 411th Most Compassionate Citizens: 417th Nicest Citizens: 461st
The Pacific Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
People with a just cause
Jarnet Billings
Civil Rights
World Benchmark
Political Freedom
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Population4.061 billion

LeaderJarnet Billings


The Pacific Republic of Talitoa is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Jarnet Billings with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, national health service, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 4.061 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 98.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Talitoan economy, worth 788 trillion Talios a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 194,164 Talios, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Jarnet Billings panders to nontraditional families, exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting, the reams of paperwork accompanying any electronic item are a recognised contributor to national deforestation, and the world still seems flat to some people in space. 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 1,148th in the world and 17th in The East Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 74.67 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Least Corrupt Governments: 411thMost Compassionate Citizens: 417thNicest Citizens: 461stMost Inclusive: 530thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 557thMost Pacifist: 613thMost Developed: 744thSafest: 821stMost Influential: 884thLongest Average Lifespans: 896thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 936thBest Weather: 1,014thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,023rdMost Beautiful Environments: 1,091stMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,148thMost Cultured: 1,222ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,232ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,480thHealthiest Citizens: 1,518thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,522ndTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 1,847thLargest Governments: 1,990thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,078thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,092ndHighest Poor Incomes: 2,193rdLargest Publishing Industry: 2,215thSmartest Citizens: 2,241stMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,001stMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,541stMost Subsidized Industry: 3,757thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,546thHighest Average Incomes: 6,344thNudest: 7,286thMost Efficient Economies: 8,548thTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 8,635thMost Politically Free: 9,113thMost Rebellious Youth: 14,350th
Least Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 10th in the regionNicest Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Inclusive: 12th in the regionMost Pacifist: 13th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 17th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Developed: 20th in the regionSafest: 21st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 24th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 25th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 25th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 26th in the regionMost Cultured: 27th in the regionMost Influential: 29th in the regionBest Weather: 30th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 31st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 34th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 35th in the regionLargest Governments: 37th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 41st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 42nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 42nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 44th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 44th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 49th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 56th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 58th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 84th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 120th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 120th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 144th in the regionNudest: 151st in the regionMost Politically Free: 154th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 249th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 276th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 277th in the regionMost Stationary: 300th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 417th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 481st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Talitoa, the world still seems flat to some people in space.
  • : Talitoa lodged a message on the The East Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Talitoa lodged a message on the The East Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Talitoa lodged a message on the The East Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Talitoa, the reams of paperwork accompanying any electronic item are a recognised contributor to national deforestation.
  • : Talitoa lodged a message on the The East Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Talitoa, exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting.
  • : Following new legislation in Talitoa, Jarnet Billings panders to nontraditional families.
  • : Following new legislation in Talitoa, posters on 'Talitoan Values' advise against being proud of Talitoa.
  • : Following new legislation in Talitoa, the nation is currently revamping its entire education system.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 210 » Bachtendekuppen, Aelitia, A Slanted Black Stripe, Arkantis, Brotherland, Todd McCloud, The Romanum Legio, Am Echad, Galve, Ribanzi, Roissyland, Squid Ruinosa, Biggstonia, Airrajul, Goodnamesarerare, Kyrloth, Axdel, Drunken Seal Islands, Davinhia, Pendragonania, Mundiferrum, Survivoristan, Asendavia, Amjedia, Republic of Monarchists, ReeK, The New Wisconsin Empire, H-Zhena, Trimmania, Euricanis, Wendelandia, Kangarawa, Chile-Paraguay, Aristortia, Furnifold, Headpat Central, New Birblands, Sicilla, Wiranath, Fraxhemark, Harapan, Ardenaea, Riveraland, Sansangra, Endertopias, The Holy Empire of Moronica, Nova-Columbia, The Solar Ottomans, Tshana, Izonno, and 160 others.Socialist Holy American Empire, Danesopia, Fedele, Solestia, Kampf Empire, Republika ng Pilipinas, CopyCato, Dreamersistan, The Sacred Whale, VW53Aland, Qui sequuntur somnia, Mastariere, Peatiktist, Ver Norge, Someseni, Peryn, Broengtopia, Ravendi, Terrabis-Seran, Dark Edgyness, Verketa, British Calradia, Marrico, United China Nation, Acnor, Grand Rheinland, The Happian Union, Ridann, Republic of Berzerkistan, The Earth Systems Alliance, Tim Stark, Shavara, Pulmonaria, Eagas, Davelands, Merlovich, Dpispitir, Eastern Hyront Scasssen, Yumaka, Lejon Stad, Yutogolan, Kucia, Neruch, Shantan, Solarfall, Bullpups, Restoration of Eastern Kaiserreich, The Angel of Charity, Osterreich und Ungarn, Superior Indonesia, Danelaw Scandinavia, Devlon, Indrapore, Arpino, Ruso-Germania, The Holy Utopian Republic, Perpetuam, Pakitsk, East Malaysia, Renovatio de Imperium Coreanum, Federated States of Zootron, BearStackof2015, Rhealaliit, Janoobi Jazair, Xobalon, Adolanta, Dearovia, Elejamie, Roliganistan, Mariarty, The Arthirian Republic, Just Vale 2, Darkenval, New Taranaki, Gratefuland, Enlil, The United Asian Republics, Blazing Samaritan, Theta Xi Nation, Brethren, Bortalandet, Gorbastan, Astroa, Stanisiti, Bacon Land, Stellar Colonies, Ciggie Smallistan, Lanagon, Kilkire, Thyaclinia, America Mjolnir, Harro Waarudho, Laikantar, Terrusya, The Empire of Rijelv, Nazagully, Norport, Chols Worithopia, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Free sovereign Soviet socialist republic, Slys Paws, Bai Lung, The Buckeye States, Thear Norras, Valdwall, Anecho, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Diamond Nations, Artimisiare, Unger under over, Elkenian, SloveStates, Luth, North Insomnia, Sericena, Puckconnolly, Ellsonian Dominion, Archooli, New Leganes, Zang0, Reftaria, Karatol-Advenra, Justice-Becoming, The Almighty Country, Doranica, Stoyania, Kingdom of Pars, Propwash, Chria Deau, VoyKovie, The Death Syndicate, Degrelle, Vultuca, Dummy Thicc Sam, New Military, Guthra, Atlia Sonis, Opossum Slayer, Aleister, ArenaC, Tiransia, Greater Felter, Layogenic, Funkadelia, Baxa, The New Papacy of Rome and the Spanish, Kalaratri, Kagorg Bra Corna, De-Voss, Tree Egg, Abtracnt, Poiston, The United Neo American Union, The Cold Realm, Acheronn, Hizuru, Slongs, Floranza, Memostan, and Mer Dieu.

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