|Capital||The Beech House and A'batili|
|Leader||TAO the friend of Nicholas|
|Faith||taoism and anti-marsupialism|
|Currency||Marble of Luna Amore|
|Animal||Penguin and the Koi fish|
The Clearly Mythological Nation of TAO is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by TAO the friend of Nicholas with a fair hand, and notable for its lack of airports, state-planned economy, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 16.562 billion Tynese 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 Welfare, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Beech House and A'batili. The average income tax rate is 75.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The large but underdeveloped TAOian economy, worth 577 trillion Marble of Luna Amores a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 34,846 Marble of Luna Amores, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Murderers frequently escape punishment by claiming they were protecting their honour, anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper, kids laugh off vandalism and arson as "just fun", and there has been a rapid increase of noise complaints over the sound of buzzing bees. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. TAO's national animal is the Penguin and the Koi fish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is taoism and anti-marsupialism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : TAO's influence in TAO rose from "Page" to "Squire".
- : TAO's influence in TAO rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
- : TAO's influence in TAO rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
- : TAO's influence in TAO rose from "Zero" to "Sprat".
- : TAO lodged a message on the TAO Regional Message Board.
- : TAO relocated from The Cuckoos Egg to TAO.
- : TAO relocated from Testregionia to The Cuckoos Egg.
- : TAO lodged a message on the Testregionia Regional Message Board.
- : TAO's influence in Testregionia rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
- : TAO's influence in Testregionia rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".