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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 18,605th
The Grand Duchy of
Father Knows Best State
In the name of Sigmar
Influence
Power
Founder
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Talabecland

Population230 million

CurrencyMark
AnimalGriffon

The Grand Duchy of Talabecland is a huge, orderly nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The cynical population of 230 million Talabeclanders are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 56.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Talabeclandian economy, worth 11.0 trillion Marks a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Tourism, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 48,026 Marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Re-education centers are being added to most prisons, Talabecland City's main city thoroughfare has been blocked by a row of leyland cypresses that mysteriously appeared overnight, people who stay late at the office often come home to find their own funeral being planned, and incarcerated crime lords manage their empires from massage tables. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Talabecland's national animal is the Griffon, which can occasionally be seen dodging aircraft in the nation's cities.

Talabecland is ranked 67,054th in the world and 2nd in The Empire of Man for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 98.54 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 18,605th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Talabecland's influence in The Empire of Man fell from "Superpower" to "Power".
  • : Following new legislation in Talabecland, incarcerated crime lords manage their empires from massage tables.
  • : Following new legislation in Talabecland, people who stay late at the office often come home to find their own funeral being planned.
  • : Following new legislation in Talabecland, Talabecland City's main city thoroughfare has been blocked by a row of leyland cypresses that mysteriously appeared overnight.
  • : Following new legislation in Talabecland, re-education centers are being added to most prisons.
  • : Following new legislation in Talabecland, the nation has recently been attributed to the funding of terrorist organisations.
  • : Following new legislation in Talabecland, the law is more interested in punishing crime than preventing it.
  • : Following new legislation in Talabecland, teenagers are told they're not thinking about sex enough.
  • : Talabecland agreed to construct embassies between The Empire of Man and Fredonia.
  • : Following new legislation in Talabecland, neighbourhood gossips whip up controversy about those receiving adult merchandise.

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