Future Stuff (by Tim)
Tauland is a highly developed country, ranking as the third-highest country on the Human Development Index in Asia. It is a member of the OECD's Development Assistance Committee, the GIP-20, and Tiger Club. Its economy ranks as the world's tenth-largest by nominal GDP. Its citizens enjoy one of the world's fastest Internet connection speeds. The country is the world's fifth-largest exporter and eighth-largest importer. Since the 21st century, Tauland has been renowned for its influential pop culture, particularly in music (T-pop), TV dramas, and cinema, a phenomenon referred to as the Tauland Wave which has begun to spread its culture around the world and make the country more familiar to many people who previously knew little of the nation.
With 25.57 million inhabitants, Tauland is among the most densely populated countries in the world. It has a highly developed economy and industrial capacity and is seen as an oddball in the east.
Over the centuries the island became rich due to its ideal position to allow trade with china that was becoming increasingly insular, this wealth allowed it to industrialize rather quickly and has allowed it to become an advanced economy, something that was called the Tauland Miracle.
The economy of Tauland is a highly developed mixed economy dominated by family-owned conglomerates called Huizen. It is the 4th largest GDP in Asia and the 10th largest in the world. Tauland is known for its slow rise but then a rapid rise in the 20th century as it turned its island and centuries of development and nation-building into effect creating one of the most highly developed and advancing economies in the world. This rapid economic growth is not seen as a miracle but rather the effect of centuries of state-building and wise investments combined with the nation's favorable geography, combined with its cultural position of being the place where east meets west. Tauland still remains one of the fastest-growing developed countries in the world following the Great Recession. It is included in the group of Next Eleven countries as having the potential to play a dominant role in the global economy by the middle of the 21st century.
Tauland's rigorous education system and the establishment of a highly motivated and educated populace is largely responsible for spurring the country's high technology boom and rapid economic development. Having almost no natural resources and a high population density in its territory, which deterred continued population growth and the formation of a large internal consumer market, Tauland adapted an export-oriented economic strategy to fuel its economy, and in 2014, Tauland was the seventh-largest exporter and seventh-largest importer in the world. Bank of Taulandt and Taulandt Development Institute periodically release major economic indicators and economic trends of the economy of Tauland.
Renowned financial organizations, such as the International Monetary Fund, have complimented the resilience of the Tauland economy against various economic crises, citing low state debt, and high fiscal reserves that can quickly be mobilized to address any expected financial emergencies. Other financial organizations like the World Bank describe Tauland as one of the fastest-growing major economies of the next generation along with Indonesia. Tauland was one of the few developed countries that were able to avoid a recession during the global financial crisis, and its economic growth rate reached 6.2% in 2010, a sharp recovery from economic growth rates of 2.3% in 2008 and 0.2% in 2009 when the global financial crisis hit. The Tauland economy again recovered with the record-surplus of G$70.7 billion mark of the current account at the end of 2013, up 47 percent growth from 2012, amid uncertainties of the global economic turmoil, with major economic output being the technology products exports.
Tauland, according to the last census, has a population of 25,575,808 as of 31 May 2020. Most of Tauland's landscape is mountainous, thus over 80% of the population living in urban centers. It is the 12th most population-dense nation in the world with 691 inhabitants per square kilometers.