by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,489th Largest Agricultural Sector: 3,048th Most Secular: 3,143rd
The Kingdom of
Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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The Kingdom of Thoven is a huge, orderly nation, remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 530 million Thovenians 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 government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 48.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Thovenian economy, worth 62.5 trillion Thevs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 117,984 Thevs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

The Supreme Court vehemently protects civil rights and the right to privacy, dubiously qualified East Lebatuckese doctors prescribe ice baths as a treatment for pneumonia, the ban on cars has been repealed, and burning twigs to keep warm while lost in the wild is now a felony. 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 is also the nation's favorite main course.

Thoven is ranked 136,872nd in the world and 6,847th in The North Pacific for Most Armed, with 0.15 Weapons Per Person.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,489thTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 3,048thMost Secular: 3,143rdMost Influential: 3,941stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,184thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,564thTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 10,312thMost Developed: 10,430thHealthiest Citizens: 10,991stLowest Crime Rates: 14,450thBest Weather: 15,082nd
Largest Agricultural Sector: 134th in the regionMost Secular: 164th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 193rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 370th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 545th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 564th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 610th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 635th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 643rd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 691st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 715th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 733rd in the region

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