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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,035thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7,970thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8,335th
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Population2.343 billion

AnimalArctic Warbler

The Kingdom of Thaelle is a massive, orderly nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 2.343 billion Thaelleans are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The tiny, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Defense, and Law & Order. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.7%.

The thriving Thaellean economy, worth 175 trillion Kiels a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Furniture Restoration, and Gambling. Average income is 74,866 Kiels, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 306,898 per year while the poor average 12,068, a ratio of 25.4 to 1.

Punitive tariffs protect local industry, employers may fire workers without giving any reason, phone taps are frequently carried out by the police, and garden stores are not allowed to sell water butts. Crime is moderate. Thaelle's national animal is the Arctic Warbler, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Thaelle is ranked 24,782nd in the world and 18th in The Free Nations Region for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 25.43 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,035thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7,970thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8,335thTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 13,716thHighest Disposable Incomes: 14,644thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 20,295thLargest Gambling Industry: 22,558thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 23,505th
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 14th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 17th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 18th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 18th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 20th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 31st in the regionMost Extreme: 35th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 36th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 38th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 42nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 44th in the region

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