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Most Valuable International Artwork: 4,922ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,456thMost Politically Free: 12,592nd
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Civil Rights
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Economy
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Telconi

Population8.065 billion

CapitalBellwatson

CurrencyMinute
AnimalElk

The Republic of Telconi is a colossal, socially progressive nation, notable for its public floggings, daily referendums, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 8.065 billion Telconians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bellwatson. The average income tax rate is 30.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Telconian economy, worth 799 trillion Minutes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 99,150 Minutes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Government crews work tirelessly to retake the suburbs from organized packs of raccoons, crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters, museums stand half-empty as all foreign exhibits are returned to their countries of origin, and military strategists are questioning the wisdom of subsidizing the economies of sworn enemies. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Telconi's national animal is the Elk, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Telconi is ranked 81,896th in the world and 3,491st in Osiris for Lowest Crime Rates, with 64.32 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 4,922ndTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,456thMost Politically Free: 12,592ndLargest Mining Sector: 12,701stLeast Corrupt Governments: 13,029thMost Avoided: 14,217thLargest Retail Industry: 14,343rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 16,881stLargest Publishing Industry: 18,451stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,472ndHighest Poor Incomes: 19,454thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,667th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 148th in the regionMost Politically Free: 200th in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 535th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 598th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 634th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 700th in the regionMost Avoided: 731st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Telconi's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Telconi's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Telconi's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Telconi was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Telconi ceased to exist in The Pacific Republic.
  • : Telconi was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
  • : Telconi was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Safest, Most Advanced Public Transport, and Most Cultured.
  • : Telconi was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Free.
  • : Telconi was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Inclusive.
  • : Telconi was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.

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