The Amerikanisches Reich of
New York Times Democracy
Rebellis ut tyrannus est obsequium ut Deus
Regional Influence
Eminence Grise
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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The Amerikanisches Reich of ThinkPads is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by General Disapproval with a fair hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, anti-smoking policies, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 19.379 billion ThinkPadsians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, outspoken individuals is primarily concerned with Law & Order, with Public Transport and Industry also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Welfare receive no funds. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient ThinkPadsian economy, worth a remarkable 5,601 trillion gold ounces a year, is driven entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 289,058 gold ounces, with the richest citizens earning 7.1 times as much as the poorest.

Members of Parliament are often found living in cardboard boxes, ThinkPads's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region, organised sports are frowned upon as frivolous, and the nation is reliant on the principle of mutually assured destruction to maintain its security. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. ThinkPads's national animal is the housecat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

ThinkPads is ranked 3rd in libertarian and 782nd in the world for Shortest Average Lifespan, scoring 55 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 18 hours ago

  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in ThinkPads, the nation is reliant on the principle of mutually assured destruction to maintain its security.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in ThinkPads, organised sports are frowned upon as frivolous.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in ThinkPads, ThinkPads's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region.
  • 6 days ago: ThinkPads lodged a message on the Libertarian Regional Message Board.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in ThinkPads, Members of Parliament are often found living in cardboard boxes.
  • 12 days ago: ThinkPads was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Lowest Overall Tax Burden (last census: Top 10%).
  • 16 days ago: Following new legislation in ThinkPads, cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates.
  • 17 days ago: Following new legislation in ThinkPads, genetic researchers have been expelled.
  • 18 days ago: Following new legislation in ThinkPads, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage.
  • 20 days ago: Following new legislation in ThinkPads, the government pours millions of gold ounces into rehabilitation programs annually.

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