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The Travails of Taungu

“Spreadin' Friendship Dis-caw-rse through Nationstates!”

Category: Corporate Bordello
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Location: Thaecia

Regional Influence: Truckler

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The Travails of Taungu is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Shwenankyawshin with a fair hand, and notable for its public floggings, ubiquitous missile silos, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 12.319 billion Taunguans are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The medium-sized, corrupt, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mandalay. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 71.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Taunguan economy, worth a remarkable 2,058 trillion Gold Taus a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 167,117 Gold Taus, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,072,952 per year while the poor average 10,586, a ratio of 101 to 1.

Disadvantaged youths often commit felonies to enhance their educational prospects, the well-off can quite literally buy extra votes, the well-to-do in Thaecia are never on time for important appointments, and it can be a real jungle in a modern courtroom. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Taungu's national animal is the Crow, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Shibe.

Taungu is ranked 228,435th in the world and 371st in Thaecia for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 22.19 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 88thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,746thRudest Citizens: 1,862ndTop
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Most Influential: 2,934thMost Cultured: 3,223rdMost Subsidized Industry: 4,202ndLargest Retail Industry: 4,434thMost Efficient Economies: 4,946thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,344thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,638thHighest Food Quality: 5,763rdMost Developed: 6,427thLargest Black Market: 6,533rdSmartest Citizens: 6,546thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,038thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,518thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,060thHighest Economic Output: 8,799thMost Inclusive: 9,556thHighest Average Incomes: 11,166thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,596thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,912thLargest Governments: 14,032ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,622ndHealthiest Citizens: 16,040thMost Corrupt Governments: 16,623rdMost Pro-Market: 17,487thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 17,950thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,199thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,852nd
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4th in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 9th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 10th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 10th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 13th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 14th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 15th in the regionMost Developed: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 17th in the regionMost Influential: 17th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 23rd in the regionMost Extreme: 25th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 26th in the regionLargest Governments: 29th in the regionMost Inclusive: 31st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 34th in the regionMost Politically Free: 37th in the regionMost Armed: 40th in the region

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