The Republic of Tariga is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its absence of drug laws, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 444 million Tarigans enjoy great individual freedoms in everything except elections, which, where they exist at all, are populist shams for a dictatorship government that has no intention of ever giving up power.
The tiny, pro-business, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Spirituality, with Defense and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Welfare and Social Policy are ignored. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.8%.
The very strong Tarigan economy, worth 29.5 trillion Bitcoins a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Pizza Delivery, and Tourism. Average income is 66,344 Bitcoins, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 290,092 per year while the poor average 9,572, a ratio of 30.3 to 1.
Crime is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Tariga's national animal is the Elephant, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Tariga's influence in Renegade Islands Alliance rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
- : Tariga's influence in Renegade Islands Alliance rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : Tariga's influence in Renegade Islands Alliance rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : Tariga's influence in Renegade Islands Alliance rose from "Zero" to "Hatchling".
- : Tariga was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
- : Tariga relocated from Lazarus to Renegade Islands Alliance.
- : Tariga's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : Tariga's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : Tariga was refounded in Lazarus.
- : Tariga ceased to exist in Renegade Islands Alliance.