by Max Barry

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Most Inclusive: 3rd Largest Welfare Programs: 6th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 11th
The Eternal Misfortune of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Stop reading my motto!
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Thalasse

Population8.553 billion

CapitalThalasse City

CurrencyFlower
AnimalRadioactive Butterfly

The Eternal Misfortune of Thalasse is a colossal, genial nation, notable for its lack of airports, state-planned economy, and daily referendums. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 8.553 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, outspoken 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 2,036 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 238,072 Flowers, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Thalassean husbands are dead good at fathering kids, bitter pastors forced to officiate gay marriage 'accidentally' pronounce couples "husband and abomination", the police have been known to wiretap confessional boxes, and elementary school students are required to master Bach's Chaconne in D before graduation. Crime is totally unknown. Thalasse's national animal is the Radioactive Butterfly, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Thalasse is ranked 170,713th in the world and 7,621st in the South Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -57.03 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most Inclusive: 3rdLargest Welfare Programs: 6thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 22ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 24thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 24thMost Developed: 29thNicest Citizens: 31stLeast Corrupt Governments: 32ndBest Weather: 33rdLongest Average Lifespans: 42ndMost Advanced Public Education: 53rdMost Pacifist: 56thMost Beautiful Environments: 63rdHealthiest Citizens: 68thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 81stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 84thMost Cheerful Citizens: 95thSafest: 178thHighest Average Tax Rates: 181stLargest Governments: 182ndMost Subsidized Industry: 250thMost Cultured: 305thMost Advanced Public Transport: 390thMost Rebellious Youth: 538thLowest Crime Rates: 589thHighest Poor Incomes: 686thSmartest Citizens: 1,032ndTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 3,267thMost Efficient Economies: 4,627thHighest Economic Output: 5,672ndMost Income Equality: 6,335thTop
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Most Influential: 9,605thMost Stationary: 10,827thNudest: 12,610th
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Nicest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionSafest: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 9th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 13th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 18th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 21st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 32nd in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 82nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 84th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 92nd in the regionMost Stationary: 203rd in the regionLargest Populations: 252nd in the regionNudest: 301st in the regionMost Income Equality: 324th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 620th in the regionMost Secular: 713th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, elementary school students are required to master Bach's Chaconne in D before graduation.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, the police have been known to wiretap confessional boxes.
  • : Thalasse was reclassified from "Left-wing Utopia" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, bitter pastors forced to officiate gay marriage 'accidentally' pronounce couples "husband and abomination".
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, Thalassean husbands are dead good at fathering kids.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, tourists visiting the nation are harangued for being capitalist pig-dogs.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, young girls aren't having a ball but they are enjoying themselves.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, remote-control hang-gliding scarecrows patrol the skies to keep songbirds from leaving the nation's borders.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, the new intercity submarine SSN Radioactive Butterfly Warrior instills terror in claustrophobic travellers.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, orphans would rather live their life of luxury than be adopted by prospective parents.

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