by Max Barry

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,494th Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,182nd Most Subsidized Industry: 2,578th
The Warcracy of
Left-wing Utopia
By the People. For the People.
El Secretario
Advisor to the Founder
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
World Benchmark

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Population10.944 billion

LeaderEl Secretario

AnimalGolden Lion Tamarin

The Warcracy of Tanou is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by El Secretario with a fair hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 10.944 billion Tanourians 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, corrupt, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tanoury. The average income tax rate is 96.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Tanouan economy, worth a remarkable 1,688 trillion Peples a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Soda Sales. Average income is an impressive 154,327 Peples, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Homophobia is off the menu, the fattest folk in Tanou look to be the happiest ones, politicians tend to jump ship to whichever party is currently leading in the polls, and the government is spending millions on 'trust campaigns' in an effort to win back the public's support. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tanou's national animal is the Golden Lion Tamarin, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Tanouism.

Tanou is ranked 22,590th in the world and 4th in The Sand Empire for Most Corrupt Governments, with 42.69 Kickbacks Per Hour.

Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,494thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,182ndMost Subsidized Industry: 2,578thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,041stMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,165thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,517thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,661stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,249thLargest Governments: 4,327thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,486thLowest Crime Rates: 5,887thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,916thSafest: 6,359thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,451stLongest Average Lifespans: 7,474thNudest: 8,103rdHighest Economic Output: 8,190thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,198thMost Developed: 8,391stTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 8,634thMost Cultured: 9,345thMost Efficient Economies: 9,558thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,779thSmartest Citizens: 9,978thHighest Average Incomes: 12,016thMost Income Equality: 12,473rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,231stMost Politically Free: 14,469thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,956thMost Rebellious Youth: 16,339thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,797th
Most Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Tanou was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : The Capital City of Tanou of Tanoury appointed Tanou as Advisor to the Founder with authority over Appearance, Border Control, Communications, Embassies, and Polls in The Sand Empire.
  • : Tanou was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Zombified.
  • : Tanou was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Dead.
  • : Tanou was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Tanou was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Tanou was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Tanou was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Tanou was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Tanou was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments and the Top 10% for Most World Assembly Endorsements.


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