by Max Barry

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14,281st
The Republic of
Democratic Socialists
I am everywhere
Influence
Duckspeaker
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Below Average

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Telegraphs

Population848 million

Currencytelegram
Animalgraphal

The Republic of Telegraphs is a huge, safe nation, notable for its zero percent divorce rate, sprawling nuclear power plants, and punitive income tax rates. The quiet, industrious population of 848 million Telegraphsians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Law & Order, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 63.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Telegraphsian economy, worth 35.2 trillion telegrams a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Retail. Average income is 41,459 telegrams, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Serial commas clarify the relationship between one's lackeys, the taxpayers, and kinsfolk, courtrooms can be a little sketchy, maintaining economic growth is no laughing matter, and pet loving officers arrest citizens who don't give their dogs enough biscuits. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Telegraphs's national animal is the graphal, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Telegraphs is ranked 133,872nd in the world and 4th in Imperial Elite for Largest Black Market, with 207 billion Standard Monetary Units.

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National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Telegraphs, pet loving officers arrest citizens who don't give their dogs enough biscuits.
  • : Following new legislation in Telegraphs, maintaining economic growth is no laughing matter.
  • : Following new legislation in Telegraphs, courtrooms can be a little sketchy.
  • : Following new legislation in Telegraphs, serial commas clarify the relationship between one's lackeys, the taxpayers, and kinsfolk.
  • : Following new legislation in Telegraphs, the dartboard at the Telegraphsian Cancer Research Charity bears a picture of Leader's face.
  • : Telegraphs's influence in Imperial Elite rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Following new legislation in Telegraphs, the government-sponsored autobiography 'A Leader For All Seasons' has only been bought by the most loyal of Leader's supporters.
  • : Following new legislation in Telegraphs, libraries are refusing to stock A Midsummer Night's Dream because it has an ass in it.
  • : Following new legislation in Telegraphs, racehorses move a lot slower these days.
  • : Following new legislation in Telegraphs, the military perceives nations hit by natural disasters as "easy pickings".

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