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Most Inclusive: 30thLargest Welfare Programs: 67thMost Advanced Public Transport: 92nd
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

Population11.857 billion

CapitalThepolisburg
LeaderNicholas Ernard

CurrencyThespolisian Labour Voucher
AnimalTeal Salmon

The Combined Syndicates of Thespolis is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Nicholas Ernard with a fair hand, and renowned for its state-planned economy, soft-spoken computers, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 11.857 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 3,377 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 284,855 Thespolisian Labour Vouchers, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

High school bands practice by moonlight, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal, families waiting for delayed pipe installations hope daily for rain, and a bill to outlaw math homework has been submitted. Crime is totally unknown. Thespolis's national animal is the Teal Salmon, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Thespolis is ranked 153,010th in the world and 663rd in Europe for Most Authoritarian, with 484.03 milliStalins.

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Most Inclusive: 30thLargest Welfare Programs: 67thMost Advanced Public Transport: 92ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 101stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 104thNicest Citizens: 116thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 118thMost Compassionate Citizens: 125thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 130thMost Developed: 132ndMost Pacifist: 133rdLongest Average Lifespans: 151stLeast Corrupt Governments: 152ndMost Subsidized Industry: 156thMost Advanced Public Education: 165thHighest Average Tax Rates: 170thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 194thHealthiest Citizens: 195thMost Beautiful Environments: 201stBest Weather: 206thMost Cheerful Citizens: 221stLargest Governments: 223rdSafest: 280thMost Efficient Economies: 339thMost Cultured: 345thHighest Poor Incomes: 530thSmartest Citizens: 567thMost Rebellious Youth: 638thLowest Crime Rates: 814thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,563rdTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2,310thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,332ndHighest Economic Output: 3,563rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,834thMost Secular: 6,128thMost Stationary: 6,811thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,145thTop
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Most Income Equality: 11,461stNudest: 11,567thMost Influential: 13,424thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19,480thLargest Populations: 21,696th
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Most Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionSafest: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 10th in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 12th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 15th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 22nd in the regionMost Stationary: 26th in the regionMost Income Equality: 30th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 34th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 47th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 51st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 53rd in the regionTop
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Nudest: 69th in the regionMost Secular: 75th in the regionLargest Populations: 76th in the regionMost Extreme: 100th in the regionMost Politically Free: 117th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Thespolis was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Following new legislation in Thespolis, a bill to outlaw math homework has been submitted.
  • : Thespolis was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Thespolis was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Thespolis was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Thespolis was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Thespolis was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest and the Top 10% for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Thespolis published "Thespolisian response to the Covid-19 pandemic" (Bulletin: Policy).
  • : Thespolis was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Thespolis was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.

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