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Most Valuable International Artwork: 551stRudest Citizens: 815thMost Influential: 982nd
The Retired Duck of
New York Times Democracy
Proletariat, the Blackbirds lead our way!
Influence
Handshaker
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Tulov

Population8.367 billion

CapitalTula
LeaderArkady Rossovich
FaithState Atheism

CurrencyTulovian Ruble
AnimalBlackbird

The Retired Duck of Tulov is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Arkady Rossovich with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, ubiquitous missile silos, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 8.367 billion Tulovians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tula. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 77.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Tulovian economy, worth a remarkable 1,669 trillion Tulovian Rubles a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 199,516 Tulovian Rubles, with the richest citizens earning 6.0 times as much as the poorest.

The end of communism came with retail rather than revolution, the Snapgram channel "Embarrassing Baby Arkady Rossovich Pics" has made Arkady Rossovich's mom a celebrity, confessions don't count if suffixed with "izzle", and a widely accepted trade policy is "tit-for-tat". Crime is almost non-existent. Tulov's national animal is the Blackbird, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is State Atheism.

Tulov is ranked 163,433rd in the world and 394th in Conch Kingdom for Most Extreme, scoring 10.33 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 551stRudest Citizens: 815thMost Influential: 982ndMost Secular: 1,351stTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 2,390thMost Efficient Economies: 2,558thFattest Citizens: 2,837thMost Armed: 3,524thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,792ndMost Subsidized Industry: 3,995thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,343rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,607thMost Avoided: 4,665thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,818thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,858thSmartest Citizens: 5,076thLargest Retail Industry: 5,728thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,970thHighest Average Incomes: 6,368thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,883rdLargest Governments: 7,499thMost Cultured: 7,782ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,895thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,298thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8,578thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,718thLargest Mining Sector: 9,239thHighest Economic Output: 9,244thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 13,537thMost Stationary: 14,650thMost Developed: 14,991stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15,365thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,877thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,821st
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Stationary: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8th in the regionLargest Populations: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 9th in the regionMost Armed: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 9th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 12th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 12th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Governments: 17th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 18th in the regionMost Cultured: 19th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 24th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 34th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 34th in the regionMost Developed: 34th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 35th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 36th in the regionLargest Black Market: 37th in the regionNudest: 37th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 41st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Tulov's influence in Conch Kingdom fell from "Duckspeaker" to "Handshaker".
  • : Tulov's influence in Conch Kingdom fell from "Envoy" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Tulov's influence in Conch Kingdom rose from "Duckspeaker" to "Envoy".
  • : Tulov's influence in Conch Kingdom fell from "Envoy" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Tulov changed its national nation type to "Retired Duck".
  • : Tulov's influence in Conch Kingdom fell from "Diplomat" to "Envoy".
  • : Tulov was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Tulov was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Tulov was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Tulov was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.

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