by Max Barry

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Nudest: 74th Most Advanced Public Education: 237th Rudest Citizens: 301st
The Robo Sapiens of
Civil Rights Lovefest
I'm a humanist; I'd rather kill a man than a snake.
Ed Abbey's head
Forest Keeper
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Factbook Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population3.566 billion

LeaderEd Abbey's head
FaithMachine Worship


The Robo Sapiens of Turbeaux is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Ed Abbey's head with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, infamous sell-swords, and feral children. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 3.566 billion Turbeauxers hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, corrupt, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nacelle. The average income tax rate is 97.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Turbeauxian economy, worth 878 trillion turbines 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Soda Sales, and Book Publishing. 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 246,374 turbines, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Nude art is becoming wildly popular, criminal rehabilitation takes place in re-education centers, concussed tribbleball players cannot remember their lineup position, and kids are told they can be whoever they want to be when they grow up. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Turbeaux's national animal is the tribble, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Machine Worship.

Turbeaux is ranked 4,247th in the world and 54th in Forest for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 60.27 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Nudest: 74thMost Advanced Public Education: 237thRudest Citizens: 301stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 321stHighest Crime Rates: 380thMost Rebellious Youth: 505thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 550thMost Subsidized Industry: 714thMost Inclusive: 833rdLargest Welfare Programs: 948thLargest Black Market: 948thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,003rdMost Armed: 1,098thMost Influential: 1,185thFattest Citizens: 1,235thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,550thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,606thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 1,769thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,145thMost Developed: 2,688thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,853rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,860thHighest Average Incomes: 2,959thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,154thMost Secular: 3,770thLargest Governments: 3,912thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,930thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,247thSmartest Citizens: 4,372ndMost Cultured: 4,416thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,829thNicest Citizens: 5,035thLargest Gambling Industry: 5,093rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,493rdHighest Drug Use: 6,118thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,150thMost Politically Free: 6,970thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 9,024thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,821stBest Weather: 11,991stMost Corrupt Governments: 12,989thLargest Retail Industry: 13,576thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,896thHighest Economic Output: 16,224th
Nudest: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 5th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 9th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 9th in the regionFattest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 10th in the regionMost Armed: 13th in the regionMost Influential: 13th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 16th in the regionMost Politically Free: 16th in the regionTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 19th in the regionMost Inclusive: 19th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 20th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 20th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 21st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 29th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 29th in the regionMost Secular: 30th in the regionMost Developed: 35th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 35th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Turbeaux, kids are told they can be whoever they want to be when they grow up.
  • : Following new legislation in Turbeaux, concussed tribbleball players cannot remember their lineup position.
  • : Following new legislation in Turbeaux, criminal rehabilitation takes place in re-education centers.
  • : Turbeaux lodged a message on the Forest Regional Message Board.
  • : Turbeaux lodged a message on the Forest Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Turbeaux, nude art is becoming wildly popular.
  • : Following new legislation in Turbeaux, the TBI Channel Tunnel project is plagued by delays.
  • : Turbeaux lodged a message on the Forest Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Turbeaux, primetime re-runs of The Black and White Minstrel Show are a critical hit.
  • : Following new legislation in Turbeaux, dozens of additional foreign policy specialists have been sent to the country's WA Mission.


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