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Most Advanced Public Education: 74thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 104thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 104th
The Transhuman Hive of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Not only does God play dice, the dice are loaded.
Chairman Sheng-ji Yang
Influence
Duckspeaker
Conscience of Forest
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World Benchmark
Economy
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Turbeaux

Population6.076 billion

CapitalNacelle
LeaderChairman Sheng-ji Yang
FaithQuantum Mechanics

Currencyturbine
Animalmind worm

The Transhuman Hive of Turbeaux is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Chairman Sheng-ji Yang with a fair hand, and notable for its unlimited-speed roads, rampant corporate plagiarism, and infamous sell-swords. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 6.076 billion Transhumans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, corrupt, liberal, 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 99.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Transhuman economy, worth a remarkable 2,353 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, Book Publishing, Tourism, and Soda Sales. 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 387,278 turbines, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Saying "don't do anything that Chairman Sheng-ji Yang wouldn't do" doesn't exclude a great deal, voting for pro-Bigtopian candidates is voluntary, the nation's leader is normally just referred to as "snuggle-wuggle-huggy-bear", and a sledgehammer and a spray can are seen as the default tools of political debate. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Turbeaux's national animal is the mind worm, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Quantum Mechanics.

Turbeaux is ranked 824th in the world and 5th in Forest for Highest Average Incomes, with 387,278.81 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Advanced Public Education: 74thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 104thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 104thMost Valuable International Artwork: 130thRudest Citizens: 169thMost Inclusive: 224thLargest Welfare Programs: 257thMost Rebellious Youth: 262ndHighest Crime Rates: 295thHighest Poor Incomes: 305thLargest Information Technology Sector: 361stMost Subsidized Industry: 382ndMost Beautiful Environments: 458thMost Armed: 460thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 476thMost Influential: 506thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 552ndLargest Black Market: 619thHighest Average Incomes: 824thFattest Citizens: 934thHighest Average Tax Rates: 973rdLargest Governments: 1,024thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,242ndMost Efficient Economies: 1,333rdMost Secular: 1,391stLargest Publishing Industry: 1,409thSmartest Citizens: 1,473rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,500thNicest Citizens: 1,516thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,538thMost Cultured: 1,556thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,861stTop
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Best Weather: 2,058thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,207thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,240thHighest Drug Use: 2,726thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,001stNudest: 4,383rdHighest Economic Output: 5,972ndLargest Retail Industry: 7,290thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,305thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,771stTop
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Most Politically Free: 11,568thLargest Gambling Industry: 13,444thMost Pacifist: 13,769thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15,879thMost Stationary: 18,400th
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Most Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionMost Armed: 7th in the regionMost Politically Free: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 10th in the regionFattest Citizens: 10th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 11th in the regionNudest: 12th in the regionLargest Governments: 13th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 14th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 17th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 17th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 18th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 18th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 24th in the regionMost Cultured: 25th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 26th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 27th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 28th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 31st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 31st in the regionNicest Citizens: 35th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 36th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 38th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 38th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Turbeaux voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Peaceful First Contact".
  • : Following new legislation in Turbeaux, a sledgehammer and a spray can are seen as the default tools of political debate.
  • : Turbeaux endorsed The Mysterious black hole of Roless.
  • : Following new legislation in Turbeaux, the nation's leader is normally just referred to as "snuggle-wuggle-huggy-bear".
  • : Following new legislation in Turbeaux, voting for pro-Bigtopian candidates is voluntary.
  • : Following new legislation in Turbeaux, saying "don't do anything that Chairman Sheng-ji Yang wouldn't do" doesn't exclude a great deal.
  • : Turbeaux was endorsed by The Mysterious black hole of Roless.
  • : Turbeaux was endorsed by The Republic of Alcantaria.
  • : Following new legislation in Turbeaux, the "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Nacelle Times is sold out.
  • : Turbeaux lodged a message on the Forest Regional Message Board.

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