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Most Influential: 434thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 965thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,090th
The T€chnoD€marchy of
Civil Rights Lovefest Brave Progressives
Str€ngth in ∞ Div€rsity, B€auty in ∞ Combinations
Th€ Sup€r Kami Gurvi
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Excessive
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Soviet Taoistan

Population16.416 billion

CapitalIlyss€a
LeaderTh€ Sup€r Kami Gurvi

CurrencyBl€u d€ Dao
AnimalCow

The T€chnoD€marchy of Soviet Taoistan is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Th€ Sup€r Kami Gurvi with a fair hand, and remarkable for its soft-spoken computers, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 16.416 billion Taoistanis hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ilyss€a. The average income tax rate is 95.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Taoistani economy, worth a remarkable 2,578 trillion Bl€u d€ Daos a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 157,100 Bl€u d€ Daos, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Internet searches for the inventor of the three-wheeled steam-powered Taoistani weed picker are way up, both diets and economic output are growing leaner with recent restrictions to free trade, museums stand half-empty as all foreign exhibits are returned to their countries of origin, and undersea volcanoes receive strongly worded letters for violating environmental regulations. Crime is totally unknown. Soviet Taoistan's national animal is the Cow, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Soviet Taoistan is ranked 57,121st in the world and 577th in Europe for Lowest Crime Rates, with 68.52 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

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Most Influential: 434thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 965thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,090thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,423rdMost Cultured: 1,519thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,546thMost Pacifist: 1,733rdNicest Citizens: 1,748thMost Developed: 1,760thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,001stHealthiest Citizens: 2,075thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,151stMost Beautiful Environments: 2,165thMost Inclusive: 2,215thSmartest Citizens: 2,280thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 2,598thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,890thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,961stMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,049thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,230thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,255thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,532ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,223rdMost Advanced Public Education: 4,579thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,679thLargest Governments: 5,686thBest Weather: 5,697thHighest Economic Output: 5,999thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,204thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,259thSafest: 6,830thMost Efficient Economies: 6,961stLargest Welfare Programs: 7,729thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,730thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 12,769thLargest Populations: 13,546thMost Secular: 13,689thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 16,927th
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 15th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 18th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 24th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 27th in the regionMost Pacifist: 27th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 29th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 31st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 32nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 34th in the regionMost Cultured: 35th in the regionMost Developed: 36th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 37th in the regionMost Inclusive: 38th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 38th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 44th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 45th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 45th in the regionLargest Populations: 45th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 49th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 53rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 57th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 57th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 58th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 60th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 62nd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 69th in the regionLargest Governments: 83rd in the regionMost Influential: 87th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 88th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 102nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 110th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 115th in the regionSafest: 117th in the regionBest Weather: 117th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 119th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 119th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 148 » Imperium Anglorum, Saint Domingo, Nuweland, Ahma, Yahlia, Germany Third Reich, The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth, Irminsulia, Chioganah, Thracia Republic, The New Nordic Union, Northern German Federation, Dark Matter, Regnum Italiae, An Clar, Wombelland, TF1 TASK FORCE 1, St Scarlett, Sinclairtown, Feria-Alkaline, GanymedEuropa, Thracia and Crimea, Pilipinas and Malaya, North of Americas, Slavorussia, Cytadela, Jim the Baptist, Supcotia, Outer Sparta, Slavonia and Srijem, Republic of Satherland, Bohomo, Cre Alworkez, Leranditale, Kenmoria WA Mission, Galway-Dublin, Brakanistan, Purgatio, Maanenland, Umeria, Dauershire, Nea Europa, Falvaard, Ansington, Saiwania, Soviet Krussia, Eritei, Nardin, Boldia, Maritzal, and 98 others.Wessex and Cornwall, Domton, Super Happy Land, Monte Naranja, The Scandinavian Realm, Monkistan, Seristria, Baycanistan, Migurson, Elisabethshagen, Socialist Balkans, New Touraine, Parliamentary Laramidia, Toaddia, Yoannes, Quentenia, The Mongol Plain, Carignanum, Ostermarch, Nevelja, Aragonja, Litalia Vala, Estonesia, Lieges, Arorska, Popaholick, Kardjali, Puerto Thelosia, Alympian Kingdom, Stukilo, Belmoren, Durlia, Lovisa, Alsted, Mallesia, New Ylicia, British Norklon, Neuchateau, Betasia, Walfo, Leszno, The Wretched of this Earth, Lord Sapre, The Greater Eastern Republic, Invernessia, The Fair Republic, Prussian-Union, The Champions League, Sicilian Imperial-Capitalist Empire, Chronus, Ausvelt, Someseni, Destyntine, Sloburg, Savinecross, Northwest Isles, The Seven Provinces, Grodisze, Abject Ludicrosity, Shaor, The Kingdom of Denmark, Jahass, Lohika, Sienkahn, The Reunited Yugoslavs, Maraleeri, Enway, Meropis, Rivierenland, South St Maarten, Crestphalia, The New Mexican Confederation, Vostokian Union, Apabeossie, Rawando, ENOTRIA, Owlograd, The States of Texas and Arkansas, Zarulia, Heinsbergen, Trixeland, Estellan, Titoist Yugoslavia, Kanokla, South Whitica, Kyrica, Uzbek Khan, Valtrona, Eski, Eco-Paris Reformation, Mynox, Othenhiem, Nova Babilonia, Continental Social Democrats, Corsovica, Greater Albaina, Jebatga, and Nuevo Europa.

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