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Most Valuable International Artwork: 91stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 163rdMost Influential: 1,055th
The Ruthless Dictatorship Roll of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Communists
The strongest rulers make their people fear him.
Markus Arkadios
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Political Freedom

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Population2.005 billion

LeaderMarkus Arkadios

AnimalSticky Snake

The Ruthless Dictatorship Roll of Tape is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Markus Arkadios with an even hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, lack of airports, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 2.005 billion Tapeians 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 enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Healthcare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tapetopia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 74.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Tapeian economy, worth 218 trillion 📼📼📼s a year, is quite specialized and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Cheese Exports. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 109,152 📼📼📼s, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 642,809 per year while the poor average 8,616, a ratio of 74.6 to 1.

Ships no longer sail as no one wants to encounter Tapeian pirates, on graduation day the hats thrown in the air fly high enough to stun passing pigeons, Tapeian police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests, and corporations feel proud all year round. Crime is a major problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Tape's national animal is the Sticky Snake, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Tapeianity.

Tape is ranked 20,256th in the world and 1,041st in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 83.97 on the Human Development Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 91stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 163rdMost Influential: 1,055thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 3,535thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,759thNudest: 4,916thLargest Retail Industry: 4,963rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,258thHighest Crime Rates: 7,993rdRudest Citizens: 9,032ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,775thMost Armed: 12,584thMost Efficient Economies: 12,810thTop
Largest Black Market: 14,335thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,698thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,754thMost Secular: 15,229thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,350thMost Corrupt Governments: 19,234thBest Weather: 19,292ndMost Inclusive: 19,569thMost Developed: 20,256thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,983rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 21,770thMost Beautiful Environments: 21,880thMost Patriotic: 24,564thLargest Governments: 26,582nd
Most Valuable International Artwork: 16th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 129th in the regionNudest: 148th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 154th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 169th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 220th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 237th in the regionLargest Black Market: 292nd in the regionMost Influential: 317th in the regionMost Armed: 335th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 338th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 380th in the regionRudest Citizens: 406th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 495th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 496th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 543rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 586th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 630th in the regionMost Avoided: 637th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 687th in the regionMost Secular: 709th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 709th in the regionMost Patriotic: 880th in the regionBest Weather: 948th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,000th in the regionMost Developed: 1,041st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1,087th in the regionMost Inclusive: 1,088th in the regionMost Average: 1,159th in the regionLargest Governments: 1,183rd in the region

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