by Max Barry

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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,727thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,740thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,534th
The Armed Republic of
New York Times Democracy
For The Republic, For Freedom!
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population16.153 billion

CapitalRed City

CurrencyGold Coin

The Armed Republic of Tayner is a gargantuan, cultured nation, remarkable for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 16.153 billion Plebs enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Healthcare, and Industry also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Red City. The average income tax rate is 96.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Taynerian economy, worth a remarkable 2,472 trillion Gold Coins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 153,052 Gold Coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Many friends and relatives of Leader have been given ambassador jobs in tropical island nations, cash-strapped junkies lick rabbits for a cheap high, confused-looking pigeons slide gently off frictionless window ledges, and hospitals in Tayner are too busy serving the needs of the Rejected Realms to see Plebs. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tayner's national animal is the Pelican, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Tayner is ranked 263,459th in the world and 12,713th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring -13.96 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,727thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,740thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,534thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,982ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,690thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,111thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,008thLargest Governments: 5,337thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,390thLargest Black Market: 6,056thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,073rdMost Advanced Public Education: 6,763rdHighest Economic Output: 7,345thMost Developed: 7,483rdLongest Average Lifespans: 7,692ndMost Beautiful Environments: 9,065thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,150thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,314thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,604thMost Influential: 11,710thLowest Crime Rates: 11,711thMost Armed: 12,143rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,211thSmartest Citizens: 12,334thMost Inclusive: 12,585thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,619thMost Efficient Economies: 12,621stHighest Food Quality: 12,853rdTop
Best Weather: 14,064thHighest Average Incomes: 14,442ndMost Cultured: 14,706thHealthiest Citizens: 15,738thMost Patriotic: 16,012thLargest Populations: 17,764thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19,943rd
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 48th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 58th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 76th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 90th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 112th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 120th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 140th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 143rd in the regionLargest Governments: 154th in the regionLargest Black Market: 156th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 177th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 179th in the regionMost Influential: 180th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 189th in the regionMost Developed: 194th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 197th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 212th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 232nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 252nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 265th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 271st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 276th in the regionMost Armed: 278th in the regionMost Inclusive: 284th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 291st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 292nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 308th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 310th in the regionMost Cultured: 332nd in the regionBest Weather: 343rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 343rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 352nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 377th in the regionLargest Populations: 381st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 456th in the regionNudest: 611th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 675th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 683rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 698th in the region

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