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The War-torn imperial planet of Tethys 13

“Life's a journey. shame about the destination”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Fair
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Osiris

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The War-torn imperial planet of Tethys 13 is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Bilbo Baggins with an even hand, and remarkable for its irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, hard-working, intelligent population of 11.306 billion Tethys 13ians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it devotes most of its attentions to Defence, with areas such as Religion & Spirituality and Commerce receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Inevitable City. The average income tax rate is 78%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry.

Drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government, citizens living in underground cities have developed a healthy green glow, anti-government web sites are springing up, and the government is making attempts at curtailing the flood of spam emails with little progress. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tethys 13's national animal is the hobbit, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the mushroom.

Tethys 13 is ranked 2,005th in Osiris and 64,262nd in the world for Largest Public Transport Department, scoring 12 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 6 days ago

  • 18 days ago: Tethys 13 fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 52 days ago: Tethys 13 fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • 58 days ago: Following new legislation in Tethys 13, the government is making attempts at curtailing the flood of spam emails with little progress.
  • 58 days ago: Following new legislation in Tethys 13, anti-government web sites are springing up.
  • 58 days ago: Following new legislation in Tethys 13, citizens living in underground cities have developed a healthy green glow.
  • 58 days ago: Following new legislation in Tethys 13, drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government.
  • 68 days ago: Tethys 13 was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Defense Forces (last census: Top 5%).
  • 72 days ago: Following new legislation in Tethys 13, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets.
  • 72 days ago: Following new legislation in Tethys 13, all writing must pass a censorship board before being allowed on the shelves.
  • 74 days ago: Following new legislation in Tethys 13, wind farms are erected on shuttered oil platforms.

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