The Democratic Republic of Thingvelir is a huge, socially progressive nation, renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 307 million Thingvelirites hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.
The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 21.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The strong Thingvelirian economy, worth 14.9 trillion Things a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Pizza Delivery industry, with major contributions from Furniture Restoration, Trout Farming, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 48,684 Things, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.
The police are destroying all photographic evidence of their own existence, subsidisation of Big Pharma has stopped many corporate executives from having to sell their second homes, new homeowners go furniture hunting with crowbars, and the only crimes that get investigated are doughnut heists. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent. Thingvelir's national animal is the Crow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Thingvelir was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential.
- : Thingvelir's influence in 10000 Islands rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
- : Thingvelir voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Citizenship And Birth Act".
- : Thingvelir was endorsed by The Republic of Testa.
- : Thingvelir was endorsed by The Lost Paradise of Grimmywelsh.
- : Thingvelir was endorsed by The Constitutional Republic of Marxist Germany.
- : Thingvelir was endorsed by The Federal Republic of A R V E R N A.
- : Thingvelir was endorsed by The Anarchy of Blogotopia.
- : Thingvelir endorsed The Anarchy of Blogotopia.
- : Thingvelir voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Honeydewistania".
Endorsements Received: 46 » Namakan, Zeganas, Samonaemia, Vivolkha, Mastodonia, Thyndra, Kaltovar, The Cheese Puff Islands, Tausend Seen, Seantonia, Killettland, Graemania, Evertopia, Krystalveil, Novegia, Silvedania, Liberdon, The Republic of Osea, S Mova Derat, Northern Nivaria, Nibi Naabe, Capea, Wischland, JanRaiQlux, Tierra de Platanos, Solsevara, Maconshinbernititte, Makykay, Brandenbourg-Anhalt, Clialaad, Pianaville, Valentian Elysium, The Galactic American Imperium, Wysrod, Saint Islaw Wra, Alemputo, Anollasia, Gal Cradia, Dorab, Zopciria, The Indian Royalty, Blogotopia, A R V E R N A, Marxist Germany, Grimmywelsh, and Testa.