by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,370thMost Influential: 2,712thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,598th
The People's Union of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Union, God, and Country
WA Delegate / Secretary of the Board
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population4.287 billion

LeaderJohnathan H Allan

AnimalSpring Salamander

The People's Union of TESDAI is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Johnathan H Allan with an even hand, and notable for its state-planned economy, sprawling nuclear power plants, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 4.287 billion TESDAIns have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cantawa. The average income tax rate is 34.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong TESDAIn economy, worth 243 trillion dollars 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, quite specialized black market in Book Publishing, Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Arms Manufacturing. 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 56,809 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

TESDAIns are regularly fired for looking at MyFace during their lunch breaks, Johnathan H Allan always arrives fashionably late and smelling of mushrooms, the wearing and manufacture of fur apparel is banned, and there are no more heroes any more. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. TESDAI's national animal is the Spring Salamander, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

TESDAI is ranked 192,262nd in the world and 246th in Lands End for Most Primitive, scoring -124.68 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,370thMost Influential: 2,712thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,598thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,431stTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 12,835thLargest Publishing Industry: 18,104thMost Beautiful Environments: 21,224th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 14th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 17th in the regionBest Weather: 23rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 24th in the regionMost Stationary: 25th in the regionMost Average: 27th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 27th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 31st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 31st in the region

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