Classification System for Nations, using (PADA) Macken-Tiscoate – Part V

The final chapter in the PADA Macken-Tiscoate Classification of Nations series closes with a look at the nations from T to Z. For Part I, click here.


Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu

Asia-centric nations, fond of vowels liberally sprinkled further through the rest of the nation’s name. Highly-strung inhabitants fond of popular- or military-led uprisings.


Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan

Aggressive entities with strongarm leader hell-bent on world domination. Fond of binding separate entities together, often against the will of weaker nations. (Those with a keen interest in comparative history would do well to contrast Russia, an R country if ever there was one, with the might of the former USSR.)

Exceptions proving the general rule: those hippies in Uruguay.


Venezuela, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Vietnam

Warm, typically small nation whose export industry is heavily reliant on a single product (frozen fish, for example, or oil, or Catholicism).

Exception proving the general rule: Yemen


Western Sahara, Waziristan

Not officially a nation, but troublesome bandit-country. (See also, Tipperary).


Zimbabwe, Zambia

Afrocentric tightly-knit bunch. Attempts to coerce neighbouring states into joining the Z Club have so far met with resistance, though certain nationalist South Africans dream of a future Zulu state.

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