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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,032nd Largest Manufacturing Sector: 8,698th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9,848th
The Torchfire Republic of
Father Knows Best State
Hail Thessallonnia, Hail Torchfire
Influence
Unproven
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Rare

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Thessallonnia

Population1.805 billion

CapitalAerotheck
LeaderRyan Thanks | Esoteric
FaithCatholicism

CurrencyMarks
AnimalFalcon

The Torchfire Republic of Thessallonnia is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Ryan Thanks | Esoteric with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, compulsory military service, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 1.805 billion Thessallonnians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Aerotheck. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 36.8%.

The all-consuming Thessallonnian economy, worth 197 trillion Marks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Tourism, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 109,530 Marks, with the richest citizens earning 8.1 times as much as the poorest.

Mechanics are often exhausted by their work, whipping posts and lashes have been transferred to the Historical Museum of Thessallonnian Embarrassments, one-stop superstores divide and conquer family businesses, and extraordinary rendition is nothing out of the ordinary. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Thessallonnia's national animal is the Falcon, which can occasionally be seen dodging aircraft in the nation's cities, and its national religion is Catholicism.

Thessallonnia is ranked 42,270th in the world and 2,092nd in The North Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 3,940.62 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,032ndTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 8,698thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9,848thLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,791stMost Corrupt Governments: 14,272ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 16,392ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,824th
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 137th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 325th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 395th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 509th in the regionLargest Black Market: 630th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 678th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 736th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 738th in the region

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