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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 93rd Lowest Crime Rates: 261st Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 341st
The Great Rike of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Wodans unsis waldai
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population10.05 billion

LeaderAnsulaifs Žiudans


The Great Rike of Thervingia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Ansulaifs Žiudans with an iron fist, and notable for its ban on automobiles, sprawling nuclear power plants, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 10.05 billion Goths are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mikilgards. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Gothic economy, worth a remarkable 2,006 trillion skatts a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Basket Weaving and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 199,638 skatts, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Being dead no longer has any benefits, 50% of adverts on children's television are for clothes made of cotton wool, drawing men's naughty bits isn't considered to be art, and international trade can be a pain to deal with. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Thervingia's national animal is the raven, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Heathendom.

Thervingia is ranked 99,265th in the world and 4,361st in Lazarus for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 691.38 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 93rdLowest Crime Rates: 261stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 341stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 347thMost Corrupt Governments: 360thBest Weather: 370thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 415thMost Advanced Public Education: 415thMost Beautiful Environments: 416thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 463rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 557thMost Devout: 560thLargest Governments: 714thMost Developed: 807thMost Advanced Public Transport: 838thHealthiest Citizens: 932ndLongest Average Lifespans: 978thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,587thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,594thTop
Most Cultured: 2,169thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,015thMost Efficient Economies: 3,537thSmartest Citizens: 4,396thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,325thHighest Average Incomes: 5,773rdHighest Economic Output: 6,204thMost Pacifist: 6,728thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,436thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,199thTop
Most Income Equality: 9,982ndMost Authoritarian: 14,342ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,474th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 12th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14th in the regionBest Weather: 17th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 18th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 20th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 22nd in the regionMost Developed: 22nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 22nd in the regionLargest Governments: 26th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 29th in the regionMost Devout: 32nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 40th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 45th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 72nd in the regionMost Cultured: 98th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 101st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 153rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 205th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 207th in the regionMost Income Equality: 235th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 290th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 294th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 345th in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 356th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 425th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 459th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 532nd in the regionLargest Populations: 666th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Thervingia's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Thervingia's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Following new legislation in Thervingia, international trade can be a pain to deal with.
  • : Following new legislation in Thervingia, drawing men's naughty bits isn't considered to be art.
  • : Following new legislation in Thervingia, 50% of adverts on children's television are for clothes made of cotton wool.
  • : Following new legislation in Thervingia, being dead no longer has any benefits.
  • : Following new legislation in Thervingia, government officials say that if you close your eyes and wish really hard the budget deficit will go away.
  • : Thervingia altered its national flag.
  • : Thervingia was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Thervingia ceased to exist in Lazarus.


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