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Most Valuable International Artwork: 136thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 186thMost Influential: 1,098th
The Ruthless Dictatorship Roll of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
The strongest rulers make their people fear him.
Markus Arkadios
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Political Freedom

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Population1.978 billion

LeaderMarkus Arkadios

AnimalSticky Snake

The Ruthless Dictatorship Roll of Tape is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Markus Arkadios with an even hand, and renowned for its ban on automobiles, pith helmet sales, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 1.978 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 74.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Tapeian economy, worth 214 trillion 📼📼📼s a year, is 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 108,251 📼📼📼s, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 629,741 per year while the poor average 8,796, a ratio of 71.6 to 1.

Official Sermon-Free Zones are set-up around the nation's hotels, a wide-ranging purge of leading officials and family members is being carried out by Markus Arkadios, neighbourhood gossips whip up controversy about those receiving adult merchandise, and television executives are interested in turning Markus Arkadios's zany home life into a sitcom. Crime is a serious problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. 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 22,178th in the world and 1,016th in The North Pacific for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 74.7 Effective Tax Rate.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 136thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 186thMost Influential: 1,098thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 4,227thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,943rdNudest: 4,966thLargest Retail Industry: 5,253rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,583rdRudest Citizens: 8,646thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,053rdMost Armed: 12,968thMost Efficient Economies: 13,459thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,884thLargest Black Market: 14,950thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,996thMost Secular: 15,189thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,322ndMost Corrupt Governments: 19,066thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,010thMost Inclusive: 20,158thMost Developed: 20,228thMost Patriotic: 21,956thHighest Average Tax Rates: 22,178thMost Beautiful Environments: 23,917thBest Weather: 24,150thLargest Governments: 26,711th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 21st in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 147th in the regionNudest: 154th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 179th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 187th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 226th in the regionLargest Black Market: 298th in the regionMost Influential: 338th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 355th in the regionMost Armed: 356th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 394th in the regionRudest Citizens: 401st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 494th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 495th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 512th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 530th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 596th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 611th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 695th in the regionMost Secular: 705th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 731st in the regionMost Patriotic: 792nd in the regionMost Avoided: 827th in the regionMost Average: 966th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,016th in the regionMost Developed: 1,035th in the regionMost Inclusive: 1,115th in the regionBest Weather: 1,150th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1,183rd in the regionLargest Governments: 1,191st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,261st in the region

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