by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 89thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,771stRudest Citizens: 1,848th
The Travails of
Corporate Bordello
Spreadin' Friendship Dis-caw-rse through Nationstates!
Emperor Shwenankyawshin
Tagus (SoDf)
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population12.372 billion

LeaderEmperor Shwenankyawshin

CurrencyGold Tau

The Travails of Taungu is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Shwenankyawshin with a fair hand, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, anti-smoking policies, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 12.372 billion Taunguans are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The medium-sized, corrupt, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mandalay. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 71.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Taunguan economy, worth a remarkable 2,067 trillion Gold Taus a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 167,117 Gold Taus, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,072,952 per year while the poor average 10,586, a ratio of 101 to 1.

Disadvantaged youths often commit felonies to enhance their educational prospects, the well-off can quite literally buy extra votes, the well-to-do in Thaecia are never on time for important appointments, and it can be a real jungle in a modern courtroom. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Taungu's national animal is the Crow, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Shibe.

Taungu is ranked 210,282nd in the world and 399th in Thaecia for Most Average, scoring 24.42 on the Average Standardized Normality Scale.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 89thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,771stRudest Citizens: 1,848thTop
Most Influential: 2,947thMost Cultured: 3,253rdMost Subsidized Industry: 4,228thLargest Retail Industry: 4,451stMost Efficient Economies: 4,949thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,335thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,496thHighest Food Quality: 5,767thMost Developed: 6,425thSmartest Citizens: 6,526thLargest Black Market: 6,556thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,051stMost Advanced Public Education: 7,567thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,106thHighest Economic Output: 8,789thMost Inclusive: 9,606thHighest Average Incomes: 11,175thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,706thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,963rdLargest Governments: 14,090thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,746thHealthiest Citizens: 16,131stMost Corrupt Governments: 16,751stMost Pro-Market: 17,549thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 17,983rdLongest Average Lifespans: 18,308thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,980th
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 9th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 9th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 10th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 15th in the regionMost Developed: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 16th in the regionMost Influential: 16th in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 22nd in the regionMost Extreme: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 26th in the regionLargest Governments: 28th in the regionMost Inclusive: 29th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 32nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 35th in the regionMost Armed: 42nd in the region

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