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Largest Welfare Programs: 3rdMost Inclusive: 6thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11th
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Thalasse

Population12.309 billion

CapitalThalasse City

CurrencyFlower
AnimalRadioactive Butterfly

The PS2 Puppet of Thalasse is a gargantuan, efficient nation, renowned for its daily referendums, fear of technology, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 12.309 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 3,230 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 262,487 Flowers, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have, citizens select which government department gets their income tax Flowers each year, young and brooding teens are welcomed with open arms to the Dogwarts School of Strangeness and Sorcery, and asking 'does my bum look big in this?' leads to 30 hours of self-esteem classes. 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 62,210th in the world and 1,872nd in the South Pacific for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 1.38 Bank.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 3rdMost Inclusive: 6thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12thMost Compassionate Citizens: 21stLeast Corrupt Governments: 21stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 24thNicest Citizens: 26thMost Pacifist: 29thBest Weather: 30thMost Developed: 33rdLongest Average Lifespans: 43rdMost Advanced Public Education: 45thHealthiest Citizens: 54thMost Beautiful Environments: 56thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 58thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 62ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 75thSafest: 120thHighest Average Tax Rates: 142ndLargest Governments: 145thMost Cultured: 225thMost Subsidized Industry: 308thMost Advanced Public Transport: 355thLowest Crime Rates: 360thMost Rebellious Youth: 584thHighest Poor Incomes: 654thMost Efficient Economies: 922ndSmartest Citizens: 1,014thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2,989thHighest Economic Output: 3,932ndMost Income Equality: 8,145thTop
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Most Politically Free: 19,097thLargest Populations: 20,908th
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Largest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionSafest: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 13th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 22nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 22nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 25th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 34th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 73rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 80th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 238th in the regionMost Politically Free: 296th in the regionMost Income Equality: 315th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 568th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 799th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, asking 'does my bum look big in this?' leads to 30 hours of self-esteem classes.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, young and brooding teens are welcomed with open arms to the Dogwarts School of Strangeness and Sorcery.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, citizens select which government department gets their income tax Flowers each year.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, religious education is a new government priority.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, a government program is underway to revitalize Thalasse's beaches.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, polygraphs are relegated to the dungeon exhibit in castle museums.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, 4-year-olds are often found reminiscing about the 'good old days'.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, it is illegal to have the wrong clock time showing on your microwave oven.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, sending sick politicians "Get Well Soon" cards is considered bribery.

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