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Most Advanced Public Education: 64thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 69thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 87th
The Sylvan Hive of
Civil Rights Lovefest Brave Progressives
Not only does God play dice, the dice are loaded.
Chairman Sheng-ji Yang
Influence
Duckspeaker
Conscience of Forest
Region
Civil Rights
Excessive
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Corrupted

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Turbeaux

Population6.525 billion

CapitalNacelle
LeaderChairman Sheng-ji Yang
FaithQuantum Mechanics

Currencyturbine
Animalmind worm

The Sylvan Hive of Turbeaux is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Chairman Sheng-ji Yang with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, smutty television, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 6.525 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 Nacelle. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Sylvan economy, worth a remarkable 2,599 trillion turbines 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, Soda Sales, and Tourism. 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 398,330 turbines, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Pirates armed with sonar-guided semi-autonomous torpedos and laser weapons systems are often seen capturing fishing trawlers, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits, the Smalltopian embassy doubles as an electoral campaign headquarters, and bris parties are all the rage. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, 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 Mechanics.

Turbeaux is ranked 315th in the world and 2nd in Forest for Highest Poor Incomes, with 304,527.89 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Advanced Public Education: 64thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 69thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 87thMost Valuable International Artwork: 145thRudest Citizens: 154thLargest Welfare Programs: 200thMost Inclusive: 205thMost Rebellious Youth: 239thHighest Crime Rates: 244thLargest Information Technology Sector: 307thHighest Poor Incomes: 315thMost Subsidized Industry: 362ndMost Armed: 396thMost Beautiful Environments: 396thMost Influential: 462ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 483rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 497thLargest Black Market: 599thFattest Citizens: 755thHighest Average Incomes: 759thHighest Average Tax Rates: 851stLargest Governments: 901stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,093rdNicest Citizens: 1,173rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,185thMost Efficient Economies: 1,205thMost Secular: 1,218thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,258thMost Cultured: 1,267thSmartest Citizens: 1,351stMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,369thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,565thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,646thBest Weather: 1,926thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,980thHighest Drug Use: 2,052ndTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,772ndNudest: 4,425thHighest Economic Output: 5,375thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,195thLargest Retail Industry: 8,438thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,712thTop
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Most Pacifist: 11,793rdMost Politically Free: 14,832ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 17,374thMost Stationary: 17,690thLargest Gambling Industry: 22,516th
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Most Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Politically Free: 5th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionMost Armed: 7th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 7th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionFattest Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 12th in the regionNudest: 12th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 13th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 14th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 14th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 15th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Cultured: 17th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 22nd in the regionMost Secular: 22nd in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 26th in the regionNicest Citizens: 27th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 29th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 30th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 33rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 37th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 37th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 38th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Turbeaux was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Following new legislation in Turbeaux, bris parties are all the rage.
  • : Turbeaux voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn The Land of Kings and Emperors".
  • : Following new legislation in Turbeaux, the Smalltopian embassy doubles as an electoral campaign headquarters.
  • : Following new legislation in Turbeaux, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits.
  • : Following new legislation in Turbeaux, pirates armed with sonar-guided semi-autonomous torpedos and laser weapons systems are often seen capturing fishing trawlers.
  • : Turbeaux was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pacifist.
  • : Following new legislation in Turbeaux, a blood-red mark on the doorframe means a building must be passed over for destruction.
  • : Following new legislation in Turbeaux, the nation is stuck in permanent election mode as politicians demand constant do-overs.
  • : Following new legislation in Turbeaux, burglary is widely regarded as the national sport.

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