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Most Valuable International Artwork: 669thMost Pacifist: 1,397thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,526th
The Republic of
Left-wing Utopia Drugged-Out Hippies
Integrity, Justice, Friendship
Councillor of Culture
Civil Rights
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Population1.801 billion

LeaderFiadh Cuinn

AnimalGreater Phoenix Cat

The Republic of Tiralta is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Fiadh Cuinn with a fair hand, and remarkable for its lack of airports, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 1.801 billion Tiraltans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Balideena. The average income tax rate is 96.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Tiraltan economy, worth 247 trillion stars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 137,672 stars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Replacement organs are grown in vats, legislators work 24/7 due to an influx of single-issue bills, contestants on Tiralta's Got Talent are screened by the government to make sure that they actually have talent, and the amount welfare recipients spend on fertilizer has exploded. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tiralta's national animal is the Greater Phoenix Cat, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Tiralta is ranked 4,220th in the world and 10th in Refugia for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 19,210.02 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 669thMost Pacifist: 1,397thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,526thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,700thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,738thNicest Citizens: 1,793rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,109thSafest: 2,112thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,144thMost Inclusive: 2,252ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,378thMost Influential: 2,517thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 2,878thBest Weather: 3,084thHighest Food Quality: 3,429thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,681stLargest Publishing Industry: 4,220thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,416thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,633rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,822ndHealthiest Citizens: 4,835thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,845thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,358thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,480thLowest Crime Rates: 5,732ndLargest Governments: 6,404thMost Cultured: 6,726thMost Developed: 6,797thSmartest Citizens: 8,736thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,984thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 16,206thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,632ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,723rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,771stHighest Average Incomes: 19,344thMost Efficient Economies: 20,687thMost Secular: 22,426th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 6th in the regionMost Pacifist: 10th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 10th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 12th in the regionNicest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 12th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12th in the regionSafest: 14th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 14th in the regionMost Inclusive: 14th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 14th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 18th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 19th in the regionMost Influential: 19th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20th in the regionBest Weather: 21st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 22nd in the regionMost Cultured: 24th in the regionLargest Governments: 24th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 25th in the regionMost Developed: 25th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 25th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 27th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 27th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 32nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 37th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 43rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 43rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 48th in the regionMost Stationary: 48th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 50th in the region

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