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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 952nd Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,374th Most Avoided: 1,610th
The Republic of
Capitalist Paradise
Lead, not follow.
President Francis J Covino
Attorney General
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Population10.087 billion

LeaderPresident Francis J Covino

CurrencyTaurenian Dollar

The Republic of Tauren is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by President Francis J Covino with an even hand, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, complete lack of prisons, and triple-decker prams. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 10.087 billion Taurenians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Education also on the agenda, while Welfare and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Montgomery. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 7.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Taurenian economy, worth a remarkable 2,124 trillion Taurenian Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 210,603 Taurenian Dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 723,767 per year while the poor average 44,937, a ratio of 16.1 to 1.

Hospitals in Tauren are too busy serving the needs of The United Ascendancy to see Taurenians, pocket dialling is a criminal offence, justice is blinding, and drugs containing the compound "oleum de serpens" are being sold to cancer patients. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tauren's national animal is the Hawk, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Christianity.

Tauren is ranked 5,656th in the world and 6th in The United Ascendancy for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 496.1 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 952ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,374thMost Avoided: 1,610thLargest Mining Sector: 1,617thTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 1,733rdFattest Citizens: 1,903rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,964thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,279thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,303rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,492ndLargest Retail Industry: 2,665thLargest Black Market: 3,718thRudest Citizens: 4,099thHighest Average Incomes: 4,958thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,656thHighest Economic Output: 5,701stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,079thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6,081stTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 9,016thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,712thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,350thLargest Governments: 12,363rdMost Efficient Economies: 13,716thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,157thMost Influential: 14,644thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,472nd
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the region

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