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Most Valuable International Artwork: 3,341stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,716thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,056th
The United Colonies of
Father Knows Best State
Suffer now, so the new generations won't have to.
Influence
Contender
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Tango 10

Population2.87 billion

CapitalColony Tango 10
LeaderDelta Command
FaithOverseer

Currencydeckie
AnimalEmperor scorpion

The United Colonies of Tango 10 is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Delta Command with an iron fist, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, national health service, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 2.87 billion colonists are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Colony Tango 10. The average income tax rate is 81.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient one of the colonist economy, worth 395 trillion deckies a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 137,867 deckies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Wood-framed catapults are ready to launch diseased corpses into besieged cities, anti-government web sites are springing up, torture is commonly used to extract information from suspected criminals, and constipated disaster survivors are rapidly learning that MRE is short for "Meal Requiring Enemas". Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tango 10's national animal is the Emperor scorpion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Overseer.

Tango 10 is ranked 41,765th in the world and 7th in Hiyamashu for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 4,139.28 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 3,341stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,716thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,056thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,781stMost Corrupt Governments: 10,084thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,458thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,593rdLargest Black Market: 11,716thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,838thTop
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Most Developed: 12,355thMost Influential: 12,801stMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,693rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,805thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,930thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,365thLargest Governments: 15,242ndMost Inclusive: 15,831stLargest Mining Sector: 16,085thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,091stLargest Publishing Industry: 16,882ndHighest Average Incomes: 17,356thSmartest Citizens: 19,444thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,528thLowest Crime Rates: 19,653rdMost Efficient Economies: 20,634thMost Cultured: 21,556thHealthiest Citizens: 22,253rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22,818thMost Subsidized Industry: 23,066th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Tango 10 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Tango 10 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Following new legislation in Tango 10, constipated disaster survivors are rapidly learning that MRE is short for "Meal Requiring Enemas".
  • : Following new legislation in Tango 10, torture is commonly used to extract information from suspected criminals.
  • : Tango 10 was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Father Knows Best State".
  • : Tango 10 lodged a message on the Hiyamashu Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Tango 10, anti-government web sites are springing up.
  • : Following new legislation in Tango 10, wood-framed catapults are ready to launch diseased corpses into besieged cities.
  • : Tango 10 was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Tango 10 was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.

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