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Largest Publishing Industry: 733rd Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 874th Most Cheerful Citizens: 919th
The Most Serene Islands of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
A nation for all.
Ana Sofía Sáenz
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

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Talvezout

Population8.101 billion

CapitalYlfa
LeaderAna Sofía Sáenz

CurrencyGolden Tavare
Animalmonk seal

The Most Serene Islands of Talvezout is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Ana Sofía Sáenz with a fair hand, and remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 8.101 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 Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ylfa. The average income tax rate is 95.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Talvezian economy, worth a remarkable 1,388 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 171,436 Golden Tavares, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Older citizens lament over the loss of law and order, criminals and college students are taking an interest in the government's new weed-killing program, every week is blindness awareness week, and conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings. Crime is totally unknown. Talvezout's national animal is the monk seal, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Talvezout is ranked 2,744th in the world and 102nd in The North Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 3,384.87 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 733rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 874thMost Cheerful Citizens: 919thLeast Corrupt Governments: 978thMost Inclusive: 1,049thNicest Citizens: 1,081stMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,278thHighest Drug Use: 1,344thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,421stMost Beautiful Environments: 1,507thMost Cultured: 1,565thTop
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Best Weather: 1,684thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,728thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,845thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,869thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,010thMost Pacifist: 2,137thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,155thMost Developed: 2,241stMost Advanced Public Education: 2,373rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,744thSmartest Citizens: 2,786thMost Influential: 2,882ndHighest Poor Incomes: 3,366thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,772ndHealthiest Citizens: 3,858thMost Efficient Economies: 3,908thMost Devout: 3,910thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,178thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 4,435thLargest Governments: 4,590thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,880thNudest: 6,241stMost Politically Free: 6,339thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 8,823rdHighest Economic Output: 9,313thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,935thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,238thLowest Crime Rates: 12,584thMost Extreme: 13,723rd
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Highest Drug Use: 8th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 27th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 37th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 39th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 43rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 59th in the regionMost Inclusive: 67th in the regionMost Cultured: 70th in the regionNicest Citizens: 73rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 78th in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 85th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 86th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 91st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 92nd in the regionBest Weather: 96th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 102nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 104th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 107th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 111th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 111th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 120th in the regionMost Pacifist: 125th in the regionMost Developed: 133rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 153rd in the regionMost Devout: 164th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 180th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 181st in the regionNudest: 188th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 208th in the regionLargest Governments: 218th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 222nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 225th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 266th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 434th in the regionLargest Populations: 503rd in the regionMost Extreme: 550th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 554th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 557th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 637th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Talvezout, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings.
  • : Following new legislation in Talvezout, every week is blindness awareness week.
  • : Following new legislation in Talvezout, criminals and college students are taking an interest in the government's new weed-killing program.
  • : Following new legislation in Talvezout, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order.
  • : Talvezout was endorsed by The United Kingdom of Savaaria.
  • : Following new legislation in Talvezout, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Talvezout, the country is rumored to be a Brancalandian puppet state.
  • : Talvezout was reclassified from "Civil Rights Lovefest" to "Left-wing Utopia".
  • : Following new legislation in Talvezout, workers of "fairweather faith" claim six months of paid leave for holy days per year.
  • : Following new legislation in Talvezout, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news.

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