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Largest Publishing Industry: 43rdMost Inclusive: 73rdHighest Food Quality: 86th
The Republic of
Left-Leaning College State
What the heck?
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Tellesopia

Population17.47 billion

CurrencySellet
AnimalWombat

The Republic of Tellesopia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, complete lack of prisons, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 17.47 billion Tellesopians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The tiny government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 3.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Tellesopian economy, worth a remarkable 4,236 trillion Sellets 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 slick, highly efficient, highly specialized black market in Book Publishing, Tourism, and Information Technology. 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 amazing 242,489 Sellets, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Patriotic citizens simply tend to applaud rather than sing the nation's praises, the countryside is shrouded by wind farms, sex education has become an intricate maze of stick figures and complex metaphors, and scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Tellesopia's national animal is the Wombat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Tellesopia is ranked 228,810th in the world and 5,565th in Lazarus for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -5.79 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 43rdMost Inclusive: 73rdHighest Food Quality: 86thMost Rebellious Youth: 109thMost Cultured: 132ndMost Beautiful Environments: 205thHighest Crime Rates: 278thMost Secular: 391stBest Weather: 412thMost Compassionate Citizens: 488thNicest Citizens: 496thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 541stMost Pacifist: 629thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 668thMost Cheerful Citizens: 803rdSmartest Citizens: 838thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,051stHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,158thMost Armed: 1,220thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,241stLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,327thHealthiest Citizens: 1,632ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,020thRudest Citizens: 2,397thMost Developed: 2,439thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 2,738thHighest Economic Output: 3,429thHighest Average Incomes: 4,375thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,521stMost Stationary: 5,454thLargest Black Market: 6,243rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,288thNudest: 11,756thMost Efficient Economies: 12,360thMost Influential: 13,065thTop
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Largest Populations: 15,882ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,653rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 21,701stLargest Governments: 22,679th
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Largest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionBest Weather: 11th in the regionNicest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Secular: 14th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 22nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 22nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 26th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 33rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 33rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 39th in the regionMost Armed: 49th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 52nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 53rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 68th in the regionTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 74th in the regionMost Stationary: 95th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 96th in the regionMost Developed: 103rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 110th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 129th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 155th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 182nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 215th in the regionLargest Black Market: 287th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 361st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 413th in the regionLargest Populations: 423rd in the regionNudest: 427th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 562nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 639th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Tellesopia, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes.
  • : Following new legislation in Tellesopia, sex education has become an intricate maze of stick figures and complex metaphors.
  • : Following new legislation in Tellesopia, the countryside is shrouded by wind farms.
  • : Tellesopia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Following new legislation in Tellesopia, patriotic citizens simply tend to applaud rather than sing the nation's praises.
  • : Following new legislation in Tellesopia, for some reason the census focuses on daily banana ingestion and hourly quip rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Tellesopia, the state considers itself the 'third parent' of every child in the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Tellesopia, there have been reports of people marrying housepets.
  • : Following new legislation in Tellesopia, future forecasters fearfully discuss grey goo and human obsolescence.
  • : Following new legislation in Tellesopia, literature classes frequently go on field trips to rock concerts.

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