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Most Influential: 2,906thMost Cultured: 5,813thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,370th
The Azure Blue Monarchy of
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Spreadin' Dis-caw-rse!
Emperor Shwenankyawshin
Influence
Truckler
Minister of Home Affairs
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Taungu

Population10.663 billion

CapitalMandalay
LeaderEmperor Shwenankyawshin
FaithTheravada Buddhism

CurrencyGold Tau
AnimalCrow

The Azure Blue Monarchy of Taungu is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Emperor Shwenankyawshin with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, otherworldly petting zoo, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 10.663 billion Taunguans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Industry, Healthcare, and Administration also on the agenda, while Defense is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mandalay. The average income tax rate is 71.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Taunguan economy, worth a remarkable 1,416 trillion Gold Taus a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 132,823 Gold Taus, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Money always talks but the taboo subject of death just brings silence, Taunguan tourists are encouraged to hand out spare condoms to locals while on vacation, the explosive fireball of the disintegrating space shuttle has devastated Cape Taungu, and older ladies are inundated with offers to help them cross the road. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Taungu's national animal is the Crow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Theravada Buddhism.

Taungu is ranked 8,688th in the world and 25th in Thaecia for Most Developed, scoring 91.11 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Influential: 2,906thMost Cultured: 5,813thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,370thMost Developed: 8,688thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,939thSmartest Citizens: 9,915thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,646thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,821stMost Efficient Economies: 11,059thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,032ndTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 12,321stMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,338thMost Rebellious Youth: 12,496thHighest Economic Output: 12,633rdMost Inclusive: 12,684thHealthiest Citizens: 13,324thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,965thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,608thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,759thLargest Retail Industry: 16,273rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,478thLargest Governments: 18,803rdHighest Average Incomes: 18,839thHighest Poor Incomes: 19,270thMost Beautiful Environments: 21,502ndLowest Crime Rates: 24,010thSafest: 24,376th
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Largest Populations: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 18th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 18th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 22nd in the regionMost Influential: 22nd in the regionMost Developed: 25th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 27th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 29th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 30th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 34th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Andusrean Xernonian Nation of Thaecia Founder granted Appearance and Polls authority to Taungu and renamed the office from "Electoral Commissioner" to "Minister of Home Affairs" in Thaecia.
  • : Taungu lodged a message on the The Thaecian Senate Regional Message Board.
  • : Taungu published "March 2021 General Election | Results" (Factbook: Overview).
  • : Taungu changed its national animal to "Crow", its leader to "Emperor Shwenankyawshin", and its nation type to "Azure Blue Monarchy".
  • : Taungu was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Taungu, older ladies are inundated with offers to help them cross the road.
  • : Following new legislation in Taungu, the explosive fireball of the disintegrating space shuttle has devastated Cape Taungu.
  • : Following new legislation in Taungu, Taunguan tourists are encouraged to hand out spare condoms to locals while on vacation.
  • : Taungu resigned from the World Assembly.
  • : Taungu was endorsed by The Kingdom of Brototh.

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