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TAO the Watcher was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 167
Most Stationary: 352ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 754thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 814th
The NATIONSTATES NON-WA DELEGATE of
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Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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TAO the Watcher

Population34.47 billion

CapitalThe Beech Beach House
LeaderTAO the Once Omniscient
FaithANTI-MARSUPIALISM

Currency22 oct 04grumpha lens™
Animalghost spyglass tooter®

The NATIONSTATES NON-WA DELEGATE of TAO the Watcher is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by TAO the Once Omniscient with an iron fist, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, sprawling nuclear power plants, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 34.47 billion TAO Penguins 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, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Beech Beach House. The average income tax rate is 29.6%.

The frighteningly efficient a TAO Penguin economy, worth a remarkable 3,840 trillion 22 oct 04grumpha lens™s a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with major contributions from Retail, Pizza Delivery, and Gambling. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 111,414 22 oct 04grumpha lens™s, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.8 times as much as the poorest.

Couples are discouraged from marrying until they can rank their partner on a scale of one to ten, it is typical to be greeted by a string of curse words in a TAO Penguin restaurants, there are no bananas today in TAO the Watcher, and sermons are regularly interrupted by businessmen taking phone calls. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. TAO the Watcher's national animal is the ghost spyglass tooter®, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is ANTI-MARSUPIALISM.

TAO the Watcher is ranked 173,281st in the world and 4,812th in the West Pacific for Most Avoided, scoring 1.02 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Most Stationary: 352ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 754thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 814thLargest Populations: 1,038thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,647thTop
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Largest Black Market: 2,571stHighest Economic Output: 2,870thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,315thFattest Citizens: 4,580thLargest Retail Industry: 7,996thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,410thLargest Gambling Industry: 8,526thTop
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Most Devout: 10,979thHighest Disposable Incomes: 11,117thMost Influential: 11,607thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,664thLargest Mining Sector: 13,991stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,974thLargest Insurance Industry: 16,418thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,101stMost Beautiful Environments: 20,436th
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Most Stationary: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 11th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 22nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 24th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 37th in the regionLargest Black Market: 53rd in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 58th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 68th in the regionFattest Citizens: 103rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 154th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 170th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 181st in the regionMost Devout: 193rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 199th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 238th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 267th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 275th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 390th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 408th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 460th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 476th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 487th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 533rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : TAO the Watcher was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Following new legislation in TAO the Watcher, sermons are regularly interrupted by businessmen taking phone calls.
  • : Following new legislation in TAO the Watcher, there are no bananas today in TAO the Watcher.
  • : Following new legislation in TAO the Watcher, it is typical to be greeted by a string of curse words in a TAO Penguin restaurants.
  • : Following new legislation in TAO the Watcher, couples are discouraged from marrying until they can rank their partner on a scale of one to ten.
  • : Following new legislation in TAO the Watcher, the nation's generous tax credits have brought all the film studios to the yard.
  • : Following new legislation in TAO the Watcher, adverts proclaim it has to be healthy if the Mornay uses hand-grated Gallopavian Gruyère.
  • : Following new legislation in TAO the Watcher, in the Beginning was the Word and the Word was "Pragmatism".
  • : Following new legislation in TAO the Watcher, foreign policy is mostly just to smile and hope for the best.
  • : Following new legislation in TAO the Watcher, anniversaries of major historical events pass unnoticed.

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