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TAO the Watcher was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 167
Most Stationary: 380th Largest Populations: 1,082nd Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,799th
The 曾经无所不知的强国 of
Father Knows Best State
We are watching you. Since 22 Oct 04.
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Few

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TAO the Watcher

Population31.776 billion

CapitalThe Beech Beach House
LeaderTAO the Once Omniscient
FaithANTI-MARSUPIALISM

Currency22 oct 04grumpha lens™
Animalspyglass tooter®

The 曾经无所不知的强国 of TAO the Watcher is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by TAO the Once Omniscient with an iron fist, and notable for its national health service, strictly enforced bedtime, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 31.776 billion TAO Penguins 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 relatively small, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education and Law & Order are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Beech Beach House. The average income tax rate is 6.0%.

The strong a TAO Penguin economy, worth a remarkable 2,796 trillion 22 oct 04grumpha lens™s a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Pizza Delivery, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 87,996 22 oct 04grumpha lens™s, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.7 times as much as the poorest.

On graduation day the hats thrown in the air fly high enough to stun passing pigeons, five-year-olds chanting "Little Miss Muffet" are accused of bullying arachnophobes, pregnant hitchhikers with signs requesting rides to "competent care" are a common sight on a TAO Penguin roads, and barbed wire entanglements and guard towers surround the The Beech Beach House Natural History Museum. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. TAO the Watcher's national animal is the spyglass tooter®, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is ANTI-MARSUPIALISM.

TAO the Watcher is ranked 155,949th in the world and 6,800th in the West Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 44.35 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Most Stationary: 380thLargest Populations: 1,082ndTop
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,799thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,513thHighest Economic Output: 3,706thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,974thTop
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Most Primitive: 8,554thLargest Black Market: 8,563rdMost Devout: 9,418thMost Influential: 9,533rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,277thLargest Insurance Industry: 10,674thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,902ndLargest Mining Sector: 11,888thMost Corrupt Governments: 13,348thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,817th
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Most Stationary: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 9th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 40th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 64th in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 124th in the regionLargest Black Market: 132nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 175th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 246th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 257th in the regionMost Devout: 263rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 279th in the regionMost Influential: 292nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 321st in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 370th in the regionMost Primitive: 392nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 433rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 509th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 583rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 615th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 639th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 646th in the region

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