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Population8.035 billion

LeaderBowShot118 Kyosson

CurrencyToeranan Pound

The Interstellar Commonwealth of Toerana is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by BowShot118 Kyosson with a fair hand, and remarkable for its lack of airports, ban on automobiles, and suspicion of poets. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 8.035 billion Toeranans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, liberal government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Welfare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Luna. The average income tax rate is 92.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Toeranan economy, worth 685 trillion Toeranan Pounds a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Basket Weaving. Average income is 85,343 Toeranan Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Toeranan delegation to the World Assembly is having a hard time convincing people that international law will "pay for itself somehow...", BowShot118 Kyosson claims tax rises are the result of 'curses', eating kids as food has been enshrined in law, and the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Toerana's national animal is the Orca, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is UniWardrobeism.

Toerana is ranked 231,604th in the world and 5,749th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -6.35 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 159thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,183rdBest Weather: 1,581stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,963rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,660thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,813thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,688thNicest Citizens: 4,238thMost Secular: 4,263rdLongest Average Lifespans: 4,437thHealthiest Citizens: 4,778thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,795thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,698thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,360thMost Inclusive: 7,629thMost Pacifist: 9,511thHighest Food Quality: 11,149thMost Influential: 11,508thMost Efficient Economies: 11,895thTop
Largest Governments: 16,195thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,517thMost Developed: 19,530thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 21,821stMost Advanced Public Education: 23,341stLowest Crime Rates: 23,372ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 24,713thMost Advanced Public Transport: 26,663rd
Most Valuable International Artwork: 6th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 48th in the regionBest Weather: 57th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 64th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 84th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 90th in the regionNicest Citizens: 103rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 118th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 121st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 121st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 127th in the regionMost Secular: 144th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 159th in the regionMost Influential: 179th in the regionMost Inclusive: 181st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 186th in the regionMost Pacifist: 218th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 253rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 282nd in the regionTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 362nd in the regionLargest Governments: 365th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 375th in the regionMost Developed: 392nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 456th in the regionNudest: 481st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 487th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 494th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 502nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 514th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 580th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 589th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 627th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 648th in the region

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