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Most Primitive: 823rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,709thMost Income Equality: 10,517th
The Free Land of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
Tunngahugit
Influence
Hermit
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Weak
Political Freedom
Superb

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Tsalals

Population253 million

CurrencyVoucher
AnimalArtic Ant

The Free Land of Tsalals is a huge, genial nation, renowned for its ban on automobiles, irreverence towards religion, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 253 million Tsalals 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 enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Environment, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 69.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Tsalalsian economy, worth 8.16 trillion Vouchers 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 large, well-organized, highly specialized black market in Trout Farming, Basket Weaving, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. 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 32,237 Vouchers, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A cat may look at a king and a dude can look at an ass, Leader's recent "I have a dream that we will fight them by raking muck on the beaches" speech seems a little derivative to many, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway, and mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tsalals's national animal is the Artic Ant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Tsalals is ranked 39,821st in the world and 1st in Barbarists for Least Corrupt Governments, with 93.88 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Top
1%
Most Primitive: 823rdTop
5%
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,709thTop
10%
Most Income Equality: 10,517thHighest Drug Use: 12,444thBest Weather: 14,758thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,133rdMost Rebellious Youth: 17,329thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,034th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Tsalals's influence in Barbarists rose from "Power" to "Hermit".
  • : Following new legislation in Tsalals, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field.
  • : Following new legislation in Tsalals, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Tsalals, Leader's recent "I have a dream that we will fight them by raking muck on the beaches" speech seems a little derivative to many.
  • : Following new legislation in Tsalals, a cat may look at a king and a dude can look at an ass.
  • : Following new legislation in Tsalals, the dessert 'Death by Chocolate' isn't the most lethal dish on the menu.
  • : Following new legislation in Tsalals, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation'.
  • : Following new legislation in Tsalals, the government is proud to report that ten percent of all tax revenue goes to funding suspected terrorist organizations.
  • : Following new legislation in Tsalals, many of the unemployed have had the fight taken out of them.
  • : Following new legislation in Tsalals, Brancalandian Brie isn't available anywhere in Tsalals.

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