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The Republic of Tellesopia

“What the heck?”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
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Location: Lazarus

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The Republic of Tellesopia is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its free-roaming dinosaurs, keen interest in outer space, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 14.681 billion Tellesopians 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, Administration, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 94.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Tellesopian economy, worth a remarkable 3,672 trillion Sellets 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 a slick, highly efficient, highly specialized black market in Book Publishing, Tourism, and Information Technology. 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 250,140 Sellets, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Drunk drivers are sentenced to death, libraries are now installed with jacuzzis and mini-bars, the government funds large training centres to turn Wombats into functioning members of society, and any secret that gets off someone's chest is promptly replaced. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Tellesopia's national animal is the Wombat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Tellesopia is ranked 1,109th in the world and 38th in Lazarus for Rudest Citizens, with 312.96 Insults Per Minute.

Most Inclusive: 92ndLargest Publishing Industry: 119thMost Rebellious Youth: 139thMost Cultured: 171stMost Beautiful Environments: 188thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 363rdMost Pacifist: 435thBest Weather: 452ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 537thNicest Citizens: 592ndHighest Crime Rates: 723rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 745thSmartest Citizens: 777thMost Secular: 845thRudest Citizens: 1,109thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,183rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,307thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,488thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,919thMost Developed: 2,018thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,070thHealthiest Citizens: 2,338thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,416thLargest Governments: 3,149thMost Efficient Economies: 3,215thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,375thHighest Economic Output: 3,492ndHighest Average Incomes: 3,502ndMost Advanced Public Education: 3,836thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,340thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,531stMost Stationary: 6,212thLargest Black Market: 8,114thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,383rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,708thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,592ndTop
Most Influential: 12,371stMost Subsidized Industry: 13,562ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,321stLargest Populations: 17,404thHighest Drug Use: 18,785thLargest Welfare Programs: 22,451st
Most Inclusive: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 7th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10th in the regionMost Pacifist: 15th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 15th in the regionNicest Citizens: 19th in the regionBest Weather: 23rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 27th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 28th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 31st in the regionMost Secular: 31st in the regionRudest Citizens: 38th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 44th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 53rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 64th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 88th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 88th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 93rd in the regionMost Developed: 99th in the regionMost Stationary: 104th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 124th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 130th in the regionLargest Governments: 151st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 173rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 173rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 174th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 179th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 215th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 235th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 281st in the regionMost Influential: 333rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 401st in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 418th in the regionLargest Populations: 513th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 624th in the regionNudest: 631st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 667th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 698th in the regionMost Armed: 754th in the region

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