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Most Stationary: 306thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 951stHighest Economic Output: 999th
The Meditations of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Communists
That was Zen; This is Tao
Influence
Apprentice
Daily Tao
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Happy Gilmour

Population35.612 billion

CapitalSichuan
LeaderDao
FaithDaoism

CurrencyMeditation
AnimalDivine

The Meditations of Happy Gilmour is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Dao with an even hand, and renowned for its avant-garde cinema, frequent executions, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, hard-working population of 35.612 billion Follower of taos have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sichuan. The average income tax rate is 50.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient One with tao economy, worth a remarkable 7,249 trillion Meditations a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Soda Sales, and Tourism. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 203,556 Meditations, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients, it is against the rules of boxing to hit above or below the belt, blood donations have been banned because of the risk of eternal unrest, and excessive wheelchair ramps on government buildings have been compared to theme park attractions. Crime is totally unknown. Happy Gilmour's national animal is the Divine, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Daoism.

Happy Gilmour is ranked 192,934th in the world and 378th in NationStates for Most Extreme, scoring 9.63 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most Stationary: 306thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 951stHighest Economic Output: 999thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,019thLargest Populations: 1,065thLargest Black Market: 1,809thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,301stMost Rebellious Youth: 2,340thTop
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Nicest Citizens: 2,534thLargest Retail Industry: 2,843rdMost Inclusive: 3,272ndMost Pacifist: 3,796thRudest Citizens: 4,078thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,101stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,279thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,481stMost Influential: 6,037thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,078thHighest Average Incomes: 6,352ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,583rdHighest Poor Incomes: 7,137thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,147thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,297thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,765thMost Secular: 8,099thMost Efficient Economies: 8,240thMost Cultured: 8,257thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,088thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,124thSmartest Citizens: 11,201stMost Developed: 11,420thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,439thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,489thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,351stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,047thLargest Governments: 18,571stLongest Average Lifespans: 18,632ndMost Subsidized Industry: 18,918thMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,204thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,034thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 23,350thBest Weather: 24,257th
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Most Stationary: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 14th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 14th in the regionLargest Populations: 16th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 21st in the regionMost Pacifist: 22nd in the regionMost Influential: 23rd in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 29th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 31st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 33rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 34th in the regionNicest Citizens: 36th in the regionLargest Black Market: 46th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 46th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 50th in the regionMost Secular: 51st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Happy Gilmour was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Best Weather.
  • : Following new legislation in Happy Gilmour, excessive wheelchair ramps on government buildings have been compared to theme park attractions.
  • : Following new legislation in Happy Gilmour, blood donations have been banned because of the risk of eternal unrest.
  • : Following new legislation in Happy Gilmour, it is against the rules of boxing to hit above or below the belt.
  • : Following new legislation in Happy Gilmour, counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients.
  • : Happy Gilmour lodged a message on the NationStates Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Happy Gilmour, heartfelt sentiments are mercilessly marketed by a million-Meditation treacle machine.
  • : Following new legislation in Happy Gilmour, there have been reports of people marrying housepets.
  • : Following new legislation in Happy Gilmour, Sichuan's iconic yellow taxis are nowhere to be seen.
  • : Following new legislation in Happy Gilmour, the roads are virtually falling apart.

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