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Most Inclusive: 16th Largest Welfare Programs: 67th Most Developed: 80th
The Combined Syndicates of
Left-wing Utopia
Now's the time and now's the hour
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Thespolis

Population9.814 billion

CapitalThepolisburg
LeaderNicholas Ernard

CurrencyThespolisian Labour Voucher
AnimalTeal Salmon

The Combined Syndicates of Thespolis is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Nicholas Ernard with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, complete lack of prisons, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 9.814 billion Thespolisians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Thepolisburg. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Thespolisian economy, worth a remarkable 2,789 trillion Thespolisian Labour Vouchers 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 mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 284,227 Thespolisian Labour Vouchers, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Snapgram channel "Embarrassing Baby Nicholas Ernard Pics" has made Nicholas Ernard's mom a celebrity, there's nothing more gay than bleeding for your nation, at customs baggage gets an x-ray and female travelers get an ultrasound, and evenings at university debating societies often end with everyone acknowledging both sides may well be right. Crime is totally unknown. Thespolis's national animal is the Teal Salmon, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Thespolis is ranked 156,693rd in the world and 923rd in Europe for Most Pro-Market, scoring -84.89 on the Rand Index.

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Most Inclusive: 16thLargest Welfare Programs: 67thMost Developed: 80thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 88thMost Advanced Public Transport: 92ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 96thMost Compassionate Citizens: 97thLongest Average Lifespans: 100thNicest Citizens: 102ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 104thMost Subsidized Industry: 108thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 118thMost Advanced Public Education: 138thLeast Corrupt Governments: 139thMost Pacifist: 139thHighest Average Tax Rates: 148thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 157thHealthiest Citizens: 168thMost Beautiful Environments: 172ndBest Weather: 176thLargest Governments: 209thMost Cheerful Citizens: 224thSafest: 275thMost Cultured: 309thHighest Poor Incomes: 418thSmartest Citizens: 483rdMost Rebellious Youth: 600thLowest Crime Rates: 778thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,451stTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 1,961stLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,017thHighest Economic Output: 3,885thMost Efficient Economies: 4,467thMost Secular: 5,550thMost Stationary: 7,501stLargest Publishing Industry: 7,635thTop
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Nudest: 8,884thMost Income Equality: 9,404thMost Influential: 11,579th
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Most Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 8th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 8th in the regionNicest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 9th in the regionBest Weather: 9th in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 10th in the regionMost Pacifist: 10th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionMost Cultured: 12th in the regionSafest: 12th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 15th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 18th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 18th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 22nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 25th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 33rd in the regionMost Stationary: 40th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 47th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 53rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 60th in the regionNudest: 61st in the regionLargest Populations: 83rd in the regionMost Secular: 89th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Thespolis, evenings at university debating societies often end with everyone acknowledging both sides may well be right.
  • : Following new legislation in Thespolis, at customs baggage gets an x-ray and female travelers get an ultrasound.
  • : Following new legislation in Thespolis, there's nothing more gay than bleeding for your nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Thespolis, the Snapgram channel "Embarrassing Baby Nicholas Ernard Pics" has made Nicholas Ernard's mom a celebrity.
  • : Following new legislation in Thespolis, turning eighteen is often referred to as the 'Age of Aquarius'.
  • : Following new legislation in Thespolis, census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate.
  • : Following new legislation in Thespolis, bris parties are all the rage.
  • : Following new legislation in Thespolis, people make a career out of medical voyeurism.
  • : Following new legislation in Thespolis, there have been sightings of people walking around dressed in nothing but leopard-skin g-strings for 'religious reasons'.
  • : Following new legislation in Thespolis, polygraphs are relegated to the dungeon exhibit in castle museums.

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