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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,681stMost Stationary: 4,014thBest Weather: 4,208th
The Bizarrely localized typhoon of
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Haver of All Things that are Good
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The Holy Therns

Population20.104 billion

CapitalThe Stormy Castle
Leaderthe Witch

Animalnose-like appendage

The Bizarrely localized typhoon of The Holy Therns is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by the Witch with an iron fist, and remarkable for its public floggings, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 20.104 billion minions are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Stormy Castle. The average income tax rate is 76.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong a minion economy, worth a remarkable 1,517 trillion souls a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. 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 75,502 souls, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The nation grinds to a halt for afternoon tea, minions caught jaywalking often have their houses seized by the police, medical experts advise that those claiming to be medical experts are probably fraudsters, and behind every great person are three dozen other people passing great memos. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Holy Therns's national animal is the nose-like appendage, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is evil.

The Holy Therns is ranked 28,911th in the world and 4th in Snazzy for Most Secular, with 37.45 Atheism Rate.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,681stMost Stationary: 4,014thBest Weather: 4,208thLowest Crime Rates: 5,009thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,010thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,090thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,102ndLargest Black Market: 5,375thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,422ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,658thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,972ndLargest Populations: 6,474thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,677thHealthiest Citizens: 9,722ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,775thMost Influential: 10,301stLongest Average Lifespans: 10,521stHighest Economic Output: 10,697thTop
Largest Governments: 12,703rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,724thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,975thMost Inclusive: 20,454th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the region

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