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Most Inclusive: 2ndLargest Welfare Programs: 4thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th
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Liberal Democratic Socialists
Stop Reading My Motto!
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Minnow
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Very Good
Economy
Frightening
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Thalasse

Population15.562 billion

CapitalThalasse City
LeaderLeader
FaithPeace

CurrencyFlower
AnimalRadioactive Butterfly

The PS2 Puppet of Thalasse is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and renowned for its national health service, compulsory vegetarianism, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 15.562 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded, outspoken government stops and the rest of society begins, but it 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 4,631 trillion Flowers a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism. Average income is an amazing 297,605 Flowers, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Fixing attendance at women's matches is a matter of "when they go low, we go high... funding", you need two tenors and a coloratura contralto to sing the national anthem properly, the art of conversation has been rediscovered, and white strait-jackets are the new orange jumpsuits. 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 20,206th in the world and 613th in the South Pacific for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 317,203 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Inclusive: 2ndLargest Welfare Programs: 4thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8thNicest Citizens: 11thHighest Food Quality: 12thMost Pacifist: 16thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17thBest Weather: 20thMost Developed: 21stLongest Average Lifespans: 26thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 28thHealthiest Citizens: 30thMost Advanced Public Education: 32ndMost Beautiful Environments: 38thHighest Average Tax Rates: 42ndSafest: 51stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 56thMost Cheerful Citizens: 59thLargest Governments: 104thMost Cultured: 134thLowest Crime Rates: 186thMost Advanced Public Transport: 297thMost Subsidized Industry: 432ndMost Rebellious Youth: 548thHighest Poor Incomes: 618thMost Efficient Economies: 677thSmartest Citizens: 734thHighest Average Incomes: 2,365thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 2,874thMost Devout: 7,047thMost Income Equality: 12,623rdTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,865thLargest Populations: 18,740thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 20,206thMost Patriotic: 26,941st
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Highest Food Quality: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 13th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 20th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 22nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 27th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 30th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 58th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 73rd in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 145th in the regionLargest Populations: 207th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 341st in the regionNudest: 360th in the regionMost Politically Free: 576th in the regionMost Patriotic: 607th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 613th in the regionMost Stationary: 625th in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 656th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 830th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,181st in the regionMost Influential: 1,248th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, white strait-jackets are the new orange jumpsuits.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, the art of conversation has been rediscovered.
  • : Thalasse was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Patriotic.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, you need two tenors and a coloratura contralto to sing the national anthem properly.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, fixing attendance at women's matches is a matter of "when they go low, we go high... funding".
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, 4-year-olds are often found reminiscing about the 'good old days'.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, politicians are forced to wear portable lie detectors at all times.
  • : Thalasse was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, parents dread their examinations more than their children.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, snooze factory is now prison lingo for rehabilitation center.

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