South Africa

Motto: Unity in Diversity. Calibrated in 2005 at 190 in Truth vs. Falsehood. Priority request.

Germany's taxation system

Request: Even though Germany is facing a huge pension problem and pensioners are receiving little money, the state decided to tax pensions also.


Calibrated at 355 in TvF (2005).


Thailand exports over US$105 billion worth of goods and services annually. Major exports include cars, computers, electrical appliances, rice, textiles and footwear, fishery products, rubber, and jewellery -- wikipedia.

China πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³

China was at 385 in 2008, according to Reality, Subjectivity and Modern Man. In Truth vs. Falsehood, 2005, China is listed at 300 and 305.


Was calibrated at 405 in 2005's Truth vs. Falsehood (TvF) and at 440 in 2008's Reality, Subjectivity and Modern Man (RSMM).

South Korea

Was calibrated at 400 in 2005 (TvF)


The State of Israel is the only Jewish nation in the modern period, and the region that now falls within its borders has a lengthy and rich history that dates from prebiblical times --


At approximately 100 million inhabitants, Egypt is the 14th-most populated country in the world, and the third-most populated in Africa, behind Nigeria and Ethiopia -- wikipedia.


The social geography of modern Palestine, especially the area west of the Jordan River, has been greatly affected by the dramatic political changes and wars that have brought this small region to the attention of the world --


Mexico produces the most automobiles of any North American nation... General Motors, Ford and Chrysler have been operating in Mexico since the 1930s, while Volkswagen and Nissan built their plants in the 1960s -- wikipedia.


The country has the world's third-largest land area, largest maritime exclusive economic zone, and the third-largest population (over 334 million) -- wikipedia.

North Korea

constitutes the northern half of the Korean Peninsula and borders China and Russia to the north... and South Korea to the south at the Korean Demilitarized Zone -- wikipedia.


Was at LoC 55 in 2005's Truth vs. Falsehood.


largest country in the world by area, extending across eleven time zones. It shares land boundaries with fourteen countries. It is the world's ninth-most populous country and Europe's most populous country -- wikipedia.