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Least Corrupt Governments: 483rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 488thMost Compassionate Citizens: 528th
The Tridoron of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
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Krim Steinbelt
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population10.451 billion

CapitalGlobal Freeze
LeaderKrim Steinbelt

CurrencyCore Driviars

The Tridoron of Thaw is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Krim Steinbelt with an even hand, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, anti-smoking policies, and vat-grown people. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 10.451 billion Shift Cars enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Global Freeze. The average income tax rate is 97.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Transformation Trinket economy, worth a remarkable 2,105 trillion Core Driviars 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 Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 201,487 Core Driviars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Digital novelty coins make for surprising vanguards of the revolution, escalators are avoided at all costs, the nation faces constant invasions by foreign boy bands, and married couples must call each other "darling" or risk a fine. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Thaw's national animal is the Roidmude, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Drive.

Thaw is ranked 274,768th in the world and 299th in The Glorious Nations of Iwaku for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -25.53 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 483rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 488thMost Compassionate Citizens: 528thNicest Citizens: 553rdMost Pacifist: 617thSafest: 722ndBest Weather: 899thMost Inclusive: 1,029thHighest Food Quality: 1,039thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,073rdMost Developed: 1,091stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,105thMost Secular: 1,123rdHealthiest Citizens: 1,179thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,232ndMost Beautiful Environments: 1,303rdMost Cultured: 1,676thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,857thLowest Crime Rates: 2,260thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,291stSmartest Citizens: 2,498thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,553rdTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,887thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,946thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,000thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,418thMost Efficient Economies: 3,461stLargest Governments: 3,604thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,723rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,830thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,389thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,602ndMost Subsidized Industry: 5,129thHighest Average Incomes: 7,354thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,711thMost Income Equality: 8,411thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,017thHighest Economic Output: 9,113thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 20,863rdMost Patriotic: 22,798thMost Influential: 26,924th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionTop
Safest: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionMost Inclusive: 7th in the regionMost Income Equality: 9th in the regionMost Cultured: 11th in the regionMost Secular: 12th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 16th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 16th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 17th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 19th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 19th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 19th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21st in the regionLargest Governments: 23rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 25th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 25th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 28th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 30th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Thaw was endorsed by The Holy Empire of Rights are very very illegal.
  • : Thaw was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Thaw endorsed The Holy Empire of Rights are very very illegal.
  • : Following new legislation in Thaw, married couples must call each other "darling" or risk a fine.
  • : Following new legislation in Thaw, the nation faces constant invasions by foreign boy bands.
  • : Following new legislation in Thaw, escalators are avoided at all costs.
  • : Following new legislation in Thaw, digital novelty coins make for surprising vanguards of the revolution.
  • : Thaw endorsed The Milk Drinking People of Cow Kingdom.
  • : Following new legislation in Thaw, a common response to government PSAs is "well, DUH, obviously".
  • : Following new legislation in Thaw, producers insist that movie stars wear crash helmets in every scene.