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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 267th Most Influential: 411th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,568th
The Communist Spectre of
Democratic Socialists
No one shall be left uneducated, hungry, or unsheltered
Influence
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Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Tharissus

Population4.863 billion

CapitalMaplebark
LeaderAleksandriya Makarova
FaithRoman Catholicism

CurrencyPeso
AnimalRed Fox

The Communist Spectre of Tharissus is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Aleksandriya Makarova with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 4.863 billion Thariss are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Maplebark. The average income tax rate is 95.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Thariss economy, worth 558 trillion Pesos a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Basket Weaving, Tourism, and Cheese Exports. Average income is an impressive 114,779 Pesos, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Catching an old friend by surprise on the street can be a shocking experience, a popular saying is "a chicken for every pot and an abortion clinic on every street", healthcare workers are flummoxed over the spike in foreign tourists with sudden-onset heart disease, and the Fashion Channel can only be viewed on widescreen TVs. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Tharissus's national animal is the Red Fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.

Tharissus is ranked 161,441st in the world and 9,395th in The North Pacific for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry, scoring -17.2 on the Tasmanian Pulp Environmental Export Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 267thMost Influential: 411thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,568thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 1,743rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,975thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,863rdMost Advanced Public Education: 2,895thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,523rdMost Beautiful Environments: 3,644thBest Weather: 3,706thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,989thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,065thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,151stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,246thNicest Citizens: 4,325thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,721stMost Inclusive: 5,671stMost Cultured: 6,020thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,471stLargest Governments: 6,586thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,594thMost Pacifist: 6,902ndLowest Crime Rates: 7,057thMost Developed: 7,112thHealthiest Citizens: 7,539thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,877thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 8,903rdSmartest Citizens: 9,367thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,872ndMost Income Equality: 14,029th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 51st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 85th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 87th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 114th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 118th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 122nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 133rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 171st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 181st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 190th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 201st in the regionBest Weather: 208th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 219th in the regionNicest Citizens: 240th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 241st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 272nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 281st in the regionLargest Governments: 287th in the regionMost Cultured: 290th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 317th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 319th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 339th in the regionMost Inclusive: 347th in the regionMost Pacifist: 374th in the regionMost Stationary: 399th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 403rd in the regionMost Developed: 411th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 446th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 498th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 656th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 690th in the regionMost Income Equality: 774th in the regionLargest Populations: 815th in the region

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