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Largest Publishing Industry: 312thMost Cultured: 479thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 549th
The Grand Duchy of
Left-Leaning College State
Do it now, do it well
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population28.041 billion

LeaderGrand Duke Erasmus

Currencygold musli
Animalreindeer turtle shark

The Grand Duchy of Thessalian is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Grand Duke Erasmus with an even hand, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, sprawling nuclear power plants, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 28.041 billion Thessalites enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The large government is primarily concerned with Education, although Healthcare, Environment, and Social Policy are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kallisti. The average income tax rate is 99.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Thessaline economy, worth a remarkable 7,877 trillion gold muslis 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 Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 280,913 gold muslis, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Workers for the environmental protection agency are patted down for tartar sauce every morning, Grand Duke Erasmus has been nicknamed 'Robomop', the latest national park is visited by more sharks than people, and the Treasury has been accused of flushing money down the toilet. Crime is totally unknown. Thessalian's national animal is the reindeer turtle shark, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Esterazism.

Thessalian is ranked 312th in the world and 4th in the West Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 50,642.19 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Largest Publishing Industry: 312thMost Cultured: 479thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 549thMost Advanced Public Education: 552ndSmartest Citizens: 564thLeast Corrupt Governments: 712thMost Rebellious Youth: 866thMost Beautiful Environments: 962ndHighest Food Quality: 1,034thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,035thHighest Economic Output: 1,087thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,133rdMost Secular: 1,235thLargest Governments: 1,397thMost Pacifist: 1,424thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,605thMost Developed: 1,686thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,811thSafest: 2,058thMost Inclusive: 2,084thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,212thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,251stMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,256thHealthiest Citizens: 2,526thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 2,860thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,894thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,012thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,189thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,600thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,659thMost Influential: 3,838thLargest Populations: 3,926thRudest Citizens: 4,501stMost Efficient Economies: 5,208thBest Weather: 6,519thLowest Crime Rates: 7,222ndMost Stationary: 9,362ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,236thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,583rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,701stNudest: 11,788thNicest Citizens: 12,835thTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 14,340thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,596thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 19,062ndLargest Welfare Programs: 21,237thMost Compassionate Citizens: 21,885th
Largest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 7th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 11th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 14th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 17th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 17th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 18th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20th in the regionLargest Governments: 22nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 24th in the regionMost Secular: 24th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 25th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 27th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 27th in the regionMost Pacifist: 31st in the regionMost Developed: 32nd in the regionLargest Populations: 33rd in the regionSafest: 37th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 38th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 44th in the regionMost Inclusive: 45th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 51st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 59th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 60th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 62nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 68th in the regionRudest Citizens: 73rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 73rd in the regionTop
Most Influential: 98th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 103rd in the regionMost Stationary: 116th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 126th in the regionBest Weather: 129th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 144th in the regionNudest: 144th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 204th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 226th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 253rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 279th in the regionNicest Citizens: 300th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 402nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 408th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 427th in the regionTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 503rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 517th in the regionMost Patriotic: 634th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 887th in the region

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