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Most Inclusive: 73rdLargest Welfare Programs: 80thMost Advanced Public Transport: 86th
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

Population15.761 billion

CapitalThepolisburg
LeaderNicholas Ernard

CurrencyThespolisian Labour Voucher
AnimalTeal Salmon

The Combined Syndicates of Thespolis is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Nicholas Ernard with a fair hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, soft-spoken computers, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 15.761 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 4,493 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 285,111 Thespolisian Labour Vouchers, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Pareidolic SETI scientists swear there's a message from aliens hidden within pi, producers insist that movie stars wear crash helmets in every scene, war is made in the name of love, and the mob vote is a crucial electoral demographic. Crime is totally unknown. Thespolis's national animal is the Teal Salmon, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Thespolis is ranked 148th in the world and 4th in Europe for Least Corrupt Governments, with 98.92 percentage of bribes refused.

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Most Inclusive: 73rdLargest Welfare Programs: 80thMost Advanced Public Transport: 86thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 102ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 123rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 130thHighest Food Quality: 135thLeast Corrupt Governments: 148thNicest Citizens: 162ndMost Pacifist: 164thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 167thMost Compassionate Citizens: 177thMost Advanced Public Education: 189thHighest Average Tax Rates: 194thMost Developed: 201stLongest Average Lifespans: 219thMost Beautiful Environments: 240thMost Cheerful Citizens: 240thBest Weather: 245thMost Subsidized Industry: 260thHealthiest Citizens: 262ndLargest Governments: 284thSafest: 319thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 360thMost Cultured: 384thMost Efficient Economies: 443rdMost Rebellious Youth: 663rdSmartest Citizens: 665thHighest Poor Incomes: 746thLowest Crime Rates: 943rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,745thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,672ndHighest Average Incomes: 2,687thHighest Economic Output: 3,054thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,809thMost Stationary: 5,731stMost Secular: 6,622ndLargest Publishing Industry: 9,285thMost Influential: 12,266thMost Income Equality: 12,374thTop
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Largest Populations: 18,696thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 23,370th
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 4th in the regionSafest: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 11th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 11th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 18th in the regionMost Stationary: 21st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 34th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 36th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 39th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 41st in the regionMost Income Equality: 59th in the regionLargest Populations: 59th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 68th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 68th in the regionMost Secular: 116th in the regionMost Politically Free: 118th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Thespolis was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Thespolis, the mob vote is a crucial electoral demographic.
  • : Thespolis was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Thespolis was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Thespolis was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : 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 Most Influential.
  • : Following new legislation in Thespolis, war is made in the name of love.
  • : Thespolis was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Thespolis was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.

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