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Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,456thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,146thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,578th
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Economy
Frightening
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Tyfan Union

Population10.205 billion

CapitalIllrea
LeaderComrade-President Obama
FaithScientology

CurrencyRupee
AnimalEagle

The Peoples Republic of Tyfan Union is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Comrade-President Obama with an even hand, and renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, digital currency, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 10.205 billion Tyfans 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt morass — prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Industry, and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Illrea. The average income tax rate is 85.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Tyfan Unionian economy, worth 964 trillion Rupees a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Retail. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is 94,514 Rupees, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Politicians that report exaggerated crowd sizes for their speeches are dismissed for being delusional, class clowns are frequently listed among the most dangerous criminals in the nation, the regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb, and kindergartners love the free balloons that their schools give them. Crime is totally unknown. Tyfan Union's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Scientology.

Tyfan Union is ranked 211,274th in the world and 90th in New Western Empire for Most Primitive, scoring -140.09 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,578thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,103rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,125thLargest Black Market: 5,202ndMost Subsidized Industry: 5,645thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,828thMost Developed: 12,073rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,126thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 16th in the regionLargest Black Market: 16th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 19th in the regionLargest Populations: 20th in the region

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