by Max Barry

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 452nd Highest Poor Incomes: 728th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 765th
The United States of
Left-Leaning College State
Freedom lies in being bold
President Ashton Mercer
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population7.519 billion

LeaderPresident Ashton Mercer

AnimalJacinto Dolphin

The United States of Thalasus is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Ashton Mercer with a fair hand, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, sprawling nuclear power plants, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 7.519 billion Thalasians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Farbanti. The average income tax rate is 30.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Thalasi economy, worth a remarkable 2,325 trillion riels a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Gambling. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 309,346 riels, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Lip-readers are often left perplexed by political rallies, Brancaland has gifted over nine thousand putrid moose carcasses to Thalasus as a reminder of their "special relationship", scientists recently cloned the long-extinct feather-bellied Jacinto Dolphin, and children must make a homemade spinach and ricotta rotolo by high school or be held back. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Thalasus's national animal is the Jacinto Dolphin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is futbol.

Thalasus is ranked 74,889th in the world and 69th in Wintreath for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 1,480.3 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 452ndHighest Poor Incomes: 728thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 765thLargest Information Technology Sector: 943rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 977thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,007thMost Armed: 1,125thHighest Average Incomes: 1,231stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,352ndRudest Citizens: 1,421stHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,553rdLargest Black Market: 1,578thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,659thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,697thTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,892ndLargest Retail Industry: 2,264thFattest Citizens: 2,374thMost Cultured: 2,797thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,150thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,373rdSmartest Citizens: 3,992ndMost Inclusive: 4,009thHighest Economic Output: 4,016thMost Efficient Economies: 4,396thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,551stLargest Governments: 5,576thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,182ndLargest Publishing Industry: 6,470thMost Rebellious Youth: 8,084thMost Developed: 8,335thMost Secular: 8,544thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,610thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 9,817thNudest: 9,873rdMost Corrupt Governments: 11,848thMost Avoided: 16,385thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,400thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 16,730th
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionMost Inclusive: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 9th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 11th in the regionNudest: 11th in the regionLargest Governments: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 15th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 16th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 16th in the regionMost Avoided: 17th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 18th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 20th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 21st in the region

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