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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 696thLargest Publishing Industry: 833rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 870th
The Most Serene Islands of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
A nation for all.
President Ana Sofía Sáenz
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Talvezout

Population10.393 billion

CapitalSan Marcos
LeaderPresident Ana Sofía Sáenz

CurrencyGolden Tavare
Animalmonk seal

The Most Serene Islands of Talvezout is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by President Ana Sofía Sáenz with a fair hand, and remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, absence of drug laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 10.393 billion Talvezians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of San Marcos. The average income tax rate is 96.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Talvezian economy, worth a remarkable 1,813 trillion Golden Tavares a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 174,480 Golden Tavares, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Referenda are held for every conceivable government action, one does not simply walk into the tundra, rumor has it that President Ana Sofía Sáenz has won three lotteries in a row, and every new building project has to undergo a five-year environmental impact study before it can go ahead. Crime is totally unknown. Talvezout's national animal is the monk seal, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Talvezout is ranked 2,232nd in the world and 128th in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 97.39 on the Human Development Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 696thLargest Publishing Industry: 833rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 870thLeast Corrupt Governments: 882ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 884thMost Influential: 993rdNicest Citizens: 1,053rdMost Inclusive: 1,096thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,273rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,277thBest Weather: 1,374thHighest Drug Use: 1,387thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,445thMost Cultured: 1,516thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,589thMost Pacifist: 1,591stMost Rebellious Youth: 1,964thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,002ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,020thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 2,105thMost Developed: 2,232ndSmartest Citizens: 2,862ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,922ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,076thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,333rdHighest Poor Incomes: 3,345thHealthiest Citizens: 3,745thLargest Governments: 3,994thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,556thMost Devout: 4,561stMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,735thHighest Economic Output: 8,327thNudest: 8,573rdMost Efficient Economies: 8,949thHighest Average Incomes: 9,120thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,337thTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 10,333rdLowest Crime Rates: 12,063rdMost Subsidized Industry: 12,890th
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Highest Drug Use: 14th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 30th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 41st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 44th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 48th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 56th in the regionNicest Citizens: 69th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 71st in the regionMost Cultured: 72nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 75th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 76th in the regionMost Inclusive: 78th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 79th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 86th in the regionBest Weather: 87th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 88th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 95th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 97th in the regionTop
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Most Pacifist: 102nd in the regionMost Developed: 128th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 138th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 156th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 157th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 161st in the regionMost Devout: 175th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 186th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 188th in the regionLargest Governments: 204th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 223rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 251st in the regionNudest: 319th in the regionMost Influential: 372nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 427th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 435th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 453rd in the regionLargest Populations: 457th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 474th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 515th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 592nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 617th in the regionMost Stationary: 964th in the region

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