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Most Advanced Public Education: 45thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 48thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 71st
The Sylvan Hivə of
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Not only doəs God play dicə, thə dicə arə loadəd.
Chairman Shəng-ji Yang
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Population7.705 billion

LeaderChairman Shəng-ji Yang
FaithQuantum Məchanics

Animalmind worm

The Sylvan Hivə of Turbeaux is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Chairman Shəng-ji Yang with a fair hand, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, rampant corporate plagiarism, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 7.705 billion Transhumans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nacəllə. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Sylvan economy, worth a remarkable 3,286 trillion gluons 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Book Publishing, Tourism, and Soda 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 an amazing 426,489 gluons, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Vegetables are crisper thanks to CRISPR, truancy levels are on the rise ever since school registers were banned, tax-payers are funding ever more extravagant movie projects, and people accuse the government of being in bed with Big Safety. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Turbeaux's national animal is the mind worm, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Quantum Məchanics.

Turbeaux is ranked 41,984th in the world and 49th in Forest for Most Extreme, scoring 29.54 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Most Advanced Public Education: 45thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 48thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 71stRudest Citizens: 136thLargest Welfare Programs: 160thMost Inclusive: 167thMost Valuable International Artwork: 184thMost Rebellious Youth: 201stHighest Crime Rates: 235thLargest Information Technology Sector: 251stHighest Poor Incomes: 275thMost Beautiful Environments: 319thMost Subsidized Industry: 349thMost Armed: 352ndMost Influential: 377thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 408thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 494thLargest Black Market: 499thHighest Average Incomes: 603rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 707thFattest Citizens: 722ndLargest Governments: 740thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 860thMost Efficient Economies: 992ndNicest Citizens: 1,007thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,040thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,074thMost Cultured: 1,090thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,104thSmartest Citizens: 1,110thMost Secular: 1,143rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,154thBest Weather: 1,468thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,560thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,786thHighest Drug Use: 1,946thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,801stHighest Economic Output: 4,168thNudest: 4,661stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,517thLargest Gambling Industry: 7,052ndLargest Retail Industry: 7,131stMost Pacifist: 8,413thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,259thTop
Most Politically Free: 14,995thMost Stationary: 16,358thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 16,928th
Highest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 4th in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 8th in the regionFattest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 10th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 10th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 12th in the regionNudest: 13th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 15th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 16th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 18th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 19th in the regionMost Cultured: 19th in the regionMost Secular: 21st in the regionNicest Citizens: 22nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 22nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 23rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 24th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 26th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 27th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 35th in the regionMost Stationary: 46th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 47th in the region

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