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Largest Populations: 838thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,185thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,380th
The Amazing Gold Footed Journey of
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Like a shadow, like a ghost, like vanilla ice cream.
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Instigator
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Civil Rights
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Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Rare

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TAO the Wanderer

Population35.928 billion

CapitalThe Beech Beach House
LeaderTAO the Once Omniscient
FaithAnti-marsupialism

Currency09Jun04grumfa
AnimalRing-Tailed Tooter

The Amazing Gold Footed Journey of TAO the Wanderer is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by TAO the Once Omniscient with an iron fist, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, strictly enforced bedtime, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 35.928 billion TAOsian Wanderers are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Beech Beach House. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 24.1%.

The strong TAO the Wandererian economy, worth a remarkable 3,132 trillion 09Jun04grumfas a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Pizza Delivery industry, with major contributions from Soda Sales, Woodchip Exports, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 87,181 09Jun04grumfas, with the richest citizens earning 8.7 times as much as the poorest.

TAO the Once Omniscient's recent "I have a dream that we will fight them by raking muck on the beaches" speech seems a little derivative to many, blind dates reemerge as a necessary evil in the quest for love, chalkboards are replaced with billboards in the classroom, and recognised healthcare professionals treat diabetes with a grain of sugar in a barrel of water. Crime is well under control, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. TAO the Wanderer's national animal is the Ring-Tailed Tooter, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Anti-marsupialism.

TAO the Wanderer is ranked 191,494th in the world and 7th in Aurora League for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector, scoring -5.67 on the Charon Conveyancy Index.

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Largest Populations: 838thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,185thTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 3,380thFattest Citizens: 3,817thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,953rdHighest Economic Output: 4,163rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,515thLargest Black Market: 7,087thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,540thTop
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Most Devout: 12,906thMost Avoided: 14,420thLargest Mining Sector: 16,151stMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,909thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,177thHighest Disposable Incomes: 18,708thLargest Retail Industry: 21,590th
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : TAO the Wanderer's influence in Aurora League rose from "Contender" to "Instigator".
  • : TAO the Wanderer was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in TAO the Wanderer, recognised healthcare professionals treat diabetes with a grain of sugar in a barrel of water.
  • : Following new legislation in TAO the Wanderer, chalkboards are replaced with billboards in the classroom.
  • : Following new legislation in TAO the Wanderer, blind dates reemerge as a necessary evil in the quest for love.
  • : Following new legislation in TAO the Wanderer, TAO the Once Omniscient's recent "I have a dream that we will fight them by raking muck on the beaches" speech seems a little derivative to many.
  • : Following new legislation in TAO the Wanderer, proprietary charger leads are now a pain for electric cars as well as cellphones.
  • : TAO the Wanderer's influence in Aurora League rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
  • : TAO the Wanderer's influence in Aurora League rose from "Auxiliary" to "Negotiator".
  • : TAO the Wanderer's influence in Aurora League rose from "Ambassador" to "Auxiliary".

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