by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 912th Most Influential: 1,108th Largest Information Technology Sector: 1,725th
The Kingdom of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population3.643 billion


The Kingdom of Thoven is a massive, cultured nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 3.643 billion Thovenians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 82.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Thovenian economy, worth 673 trillion Thevs a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 184,878 Thevs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

People caught mistreating Thoven's flag generally wind up in a great deal of pain, demand for night vision goggles and boat engine mufflers has spiked, mining safety laws are often more expensive than what's being mined, and old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Thoven's national animal is the Stag, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Thoven is ranked 156,787th in the world and 7,926th in The North Pacific for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 21.84 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 912thMost Influential: 1,108thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 1,725thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,956thLowest Crime Rates: 3,289thMost Developed: 3,357thHealthiest Citizens: 3,702ndSmartest Citizens: 4,493rdSafest: 4,736thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,220thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,545thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,102ndLargest Governments: 6,418thMost Secular: 6,436thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,696thHighest Average Incomes: 6,963rdMost Inclusive: 7,447thMost Pacifist: 7,621stMost Subsidized Industry: 7,705thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,735thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,057thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 8,384thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,411thBest Weather: 8,907thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,718thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,301stHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,767th
Largest Information Technology Sector: 90th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 96th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 158th in the regionMost Developed: 200th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 203rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 219th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 237th in the regionSafest: 254th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 292nd in the regionLargest Governments: 297th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 307th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 318th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 328th in the regionMost Secular: 332nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 352nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 358th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 364th in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 424th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 424th in the regionMost Inclusive: 433rd in the regionMost Influential: 439th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 439th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 480th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 504th in the regionBest Weather: 508th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 513th in the regionMost Stationary: 584th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 600th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 702nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Thoven, old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones.
  • : Thoven was endorsed by The Republic of 1 very fast endotarter.
  • : Thoven was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Following new legislation in Thoven, mining safety laws are often more expensive than what's being mined.
  • : Following new legislation in Thoven, demand for night vision goggles and boat engine mufflers has spiked.
  • : Following new legislation in Thoven, people caught mistreating Thoven's flag generally wind up in a great deal of pain.
  • : Following new legislation in Thoven, mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of Stags and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry.
  • : Thoven voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Paffnia".
  • : Thoven voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Debtor Voting Rights".
  • : Following new legislation in Thoven, political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 162 » Pallaith, Sunto, Kwaj, Great Bights Mum, Shadowrik, Notyoutopia, Yaorozu, Sil Dorsett, Holy Oranz, Frances Francis the First of France, General COE, Shin-Hachioji, Siwale, Wineclaw, Diodone, American MapleStory, Selfgradatude, McMasterdonia, Yukti, Necromonia, Kelvaros Prime, Buckerino, Republic of Dixie, Palisede, Malta Comino Gozo, The Iron Lions, Cloydicia, Bayern-Straubing, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Amerian States, Xentherida, PlanetPunk, Tredano, Territorio di Nessuno, Corfad, Wodan, Beodarasc, Ainsworth, Victoriaans Nederlands, Unimaginable Doom, Apetopia, Agrauron, Mzeusia, Gladio II, SillyString, Guyomartand, Malvad, Eglise Sainte Eve, A Terribly Charismatic Duck, and 112 others.Puczovska, Atain, Albacria, Zyvetskistaahn, Ozstan, Shibutani, Q w e r t y, Guslantis, Californian Redwood, THX1138, Lower Nubia, Former English Colony, Mahsoobia, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Kylesburgh, Koda-Land, Highton Islands, The Gamer Party, Empy, Whereisthatistan, Diche Choklate, Racoda, Sacrento, Sanjurika, Zeternia, Sundred, United Draconia, The Mace Kingdom, One hundred castles, Ethnon, Alsace and Lorraine United, Maott, The United States of Romania, The Teddy, Jontopiary, Suicidistan, Aenglaland, I am the one who knocks, El Fiji Grande, Dar es Saalam, Abrickhouse, Democritus, Yarecir, Papika, Wilkshire, Babacar, Aerovea, The Rhein States, The Most Freedom Ever, Snoodum, Lionia, Lunallian, New Bremerton, Chamocha, New Pruessen, Spartoptia, New Lakemba, United Kahndaq, SORT, Katschekistan, SchoolHouse Rock, Transyania, Amauri, Vincone Cae, Sinelona, Oshonia, Atomic Industry Islands, Valhalla123, Uganda Knuckles UK, North Bratislava, Maovale, Kasazzastan, Omnistria, Machendel, The Notorious Mad Jack, Sakaryata, Xagill, Unsophisticate, Napnomadia, Sheldanada, Kalimora Aire, Bearical, United North American, Stat Artha, Australiland, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, Dreadton, The Pantheons, Ka Ching, Ninjak30, Outer Egorniand, Federation Terra Australis, Eri-Maqa-Ena, The Windmilluminati, Ethereal Expanse, Pasargad, Liber-lando, The Black Cathedral, Guer Aike, INTEGRAL, Alunya, Joodey, Steraz, Paradisia Heavenlonia Stralisian Union, Martinsland, Bridgett, Ostrinios, Crown Isles, Kyrianian, The Sinclarian Provinces, and 1 very fast endotarter.

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