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Thalasse

Population13.783 billion

CapitalThalasse City
LeaderLeader
FaithPeace

CurrencyFlower
AnimalRadioactive Butterfly

The PS2 Puppet of Thalasse is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and renowned for its fear of technology, state-planned economy, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 13.783 billion Thalasseans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Thalasse City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Thalassean economy, worth a remarkable 3,822 trillion Flowers a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 277,316 Flowers, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

White strait-jackets are the new orange jumpsuits, garishly-decorated government buildings are being hailed as the height of 'religious nouveau', bins outnumber trees in city parks, and some Thalassean athletes have defected to Blackacre after being denied the chance to compete in international sporting events. Crime is totally unknown. Thalasse's national animal is the Radioactive Butterfly, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Peace.

Thalasse is ranked 215,780th in the world and 6,688th in the South Pacific for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector, scoring -74.91 on the Charon Conveyancy Index.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 3rdMost Inclusive: 5thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11thLeast Corrupt Governments: 12thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17thNicest Citizens: 18thHighest Food Quality: 18thMost Pacifist: 23rdBest Weather: 23rdMost Developed: 26thLongest Average Lifespans: 32ndMost Advanced Public Education: 37thHealthiest Citizens: 39thMost Beautiful Environments: 41stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 45thMost Cheerful Citizens: 67thSafest: 80thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 92ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 117thLargest Governments: 120thMost Cultured: 175thLowest Crime Rates: 248thMost Advanced Public Transport: 338thMost Subsidized Industry: 346thMost Rebellious Youth: 546thHighest Poor Incomes: 665thMost Efficient Economies: 795thSmartest Citizens: 898thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2,666thHighest Economic Output: 3,414thMost Income Equality: 7,681stTop
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Most Patriotic: 19,162ndLargest Populations: 20,349th
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Nicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 12th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 23rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 26th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 28th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 36th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 73rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 77th in the regionLargest Populations: 230th in the regionMost Income Equality: 323rd in the regionTop
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Nudest: 381st in the regionMost Patriotic: 463rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 646th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, some Thalassean athletes have defected to Blackacre after being denied the chance to compete in international sporting events.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, bins outnumber trees in city parks.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, garishly-decorated government buildings are being hailed as the height of 'religious nouveau'.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, white strait-jackets are the new orange jumpsuits.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, TV coverage of music festivals consists mostly of backstage interviews.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, the fire brigade often deal with cases of burnt toast.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, lawyers spend as much time preparing their make-up as they do their briefs.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, debates on whether toilet seats should be left up or down are increasingly commonplace.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, lawmakers frequent the same speakeasies that they've publicly sworn to shut down.

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