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Most Influential: 978thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,241stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,437th
The Thai Kingdom of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
The Pearl of Indochina
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population12.664 billion


The Thai Kingdom of Pontianus is a gargantuan, cultured nation, remarkable for its museums and concert halls, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The democratic population of 12.664 billion Thai 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Environment. The average income tax rate is 73.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Thai economy, worth 548 trillion Bhats a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 43,338 Bhats, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Teenagers performing appendectomies on their friends has become a popular schoolyard prank, government workers are regularly taken hostage by protesters, up to 40% of voters can finally read the issues they're deciding on, and the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Pontianus's national animal is the Elephant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Pontianus is ranked 282,427th in the world and 383rd in Commonwealth of Liberty for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring -9.81 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Most Influential: 978thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,241stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,437thBest Weather: 7,443rdMost Beautiful Environments: 8,705thMost Stationary: 10,175thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,073rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 13,372ndTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 20,098thLongest Average Lifespans: 21,940thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22,301stHighest Average Tax Rates: 26,279thSmartest Citizens: 27,325thLargest Populations: 28,606th
Most Influential: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8th in the regionMost Stationary: 8th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12th in the regionBest Weather: 12th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 20th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 20th in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 32nd in the regionLargest Populations: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 40th in the region

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