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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,001stMost Patriotic: 1,511thMost Influential: 1,648th
The Kingdom of
Psychotic Dictatorship
For God, King and Country
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.71 billion

LeaderKing William Arthur IV

CurrencyThurlandian Shilling

The Kingdom of Thurland is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by King William Arthur IV with an iron fist, and renowned for its national health service, public floggings, and avowedly heterosexual populace. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.71 billion Thurlandians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Administration, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Social Policy and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Thurston. The average income tax rate is 84.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Thurlandian economy, worth 319 trillion Thurlandian Shillings a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Beef-Based Agriculture, Basket Weaving, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 187,133 Thurlandian Shillings, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.

The nation is famous for bravely sending wave after wave of its soldiers until the enemy runs out of bullets, the nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies, Thurlandian novella fans become unusually flustered when thinking about King William Arthur IV, and picnickers are lucky if a few wasps are the only animals that trouble them. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Thurland's national animal is the Stag, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Thurlandist.

Thurland is ranked 257,065th in the world and 9,782nd in The East Pacific for Highest Drug Use, scoring 2 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,001stMost Patriotic: 1,511thMost Influential: 1,648thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,783rdMost Devout: 1,896thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,026thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,221stMost Primitive: 2,284thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,310thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,467thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,508thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,492ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,113thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,588thMost Authoritarian: 7,587thMost Cultured: 7,788thLowest Crime Rates: 8,659thHighest Average Incomes: 8,803rdLargest Black Market: 9,239thMost Conservative: 9,403rdLargest Governments: 9,458thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,656thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,395thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,777thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 13,314thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,583rdHighest Poor Incomes: 14,018thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,956thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 16,035thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,129thMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,435thMost Developed: 16,620thHealthiest Citizens: 18,537thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,712thMost Subsidized Industry: 22,029thLargest Mining Sector: 22,265thMost Efficient Economies: 22,644thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 23,798thMost Advanced Public Education: 23,913th
Most Patriotic: 33rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 37th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 42nd in the regionMost Devout: 42nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 48th in the regionMost Primitive: 57th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 61st in the regionMost Influential: 62nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 69th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 71st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 79th in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 100th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 128th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 128th in the regionLargest Black Market: 131st in the regionMost Cultured: 212th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 214th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 240th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 247th in the regionLargest Governments: 266th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 342nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 388th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 402nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 418th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 425th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 432nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 433rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 452nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 455th in the regionMost Developed: 464th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 468th in the regionMost Conservative: 488th in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 514th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 529th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 552nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 594th in the regionMost Extreme: 612th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 670th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 858th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 867th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 951st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Thurland voted for the World Assembly Resolution "International Maxtopia Day".
  • : Following new legislation in Thurland, picnickers are lucky if a few wasps are the only animals that trouble them.
  • : Following new legislation in Thurland, Thurlandian novella fans become unusually flustered when thinking about King William Arthur IV.
  • : Following new legislation in Thurland, the nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies.
  • : Thurland voted for the World Assembly Resolution "International Scientific Cooperation".
  • : Following new legislation in Thurland, the nation is famous for bravely sending wave after wave of its soldiers until the enemy runs out of bullets.
  • : Following new legislation in Thurland, twins move across the country to avoid being accused of the other's crimes.
  • : Following new legislation in Thurland, cutting-edge missile systems are being retrofitted to twin-prop air force biplanes.
  • : Following new legislation in Thurland, napalm is the tool of choice for disabling eco-unfriendly forestry operations.
  • : Following new legislation in Thurland, authorities are looking for a stool pigeon to rat out who is stealing food from pigeon toilets.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 183 » VW53Aland, New Leganes, Pakitsk, Aivintis, Aquyia, East Malaysia, A mean old man, Hizuru, Veterans Association, Spiruvania, Empire of Dabiristan, British Calradia, Bai Lung, Wanabe, Anfair, Axdel, Adolanta, Catlovenia, Wiranath, Eastern Alksearia, Fontesia, Freedom Fascists, Danelaw Scandinavia, Konneticut, Roliganistan, Grossvietnam, Lyontisia, Kaigi, Enlil, Debluu, Centrical Union, The Death Syndicate, Order of the Saint Dumas, Saxolum, The Irish-Scottish Union, North Bernia, Asendavia, Kucia, Shavara, Secrentum, Caymarnia, Kianhua, Barfleur, Arkantis, Capartia, Kurogasa, Trimmania, The Empire of Rijelv, Aeljae, Modra, and 133 others.Lingu, Packilvania, Kilkire, Lanagon, Talitoa, Kriov, Taurora, Clarence-Voslage, Under Upper Antartica, Coruh, Distro-Spartica, Albrook, Cacnesia, Ridann, Holy Alasia Orozen, Pekweng, Federated States of Zootron, Drunken Seal Islands, Elejamie, Dorles, Tshana, A Slanted Black Stripe, Kurikia, Fellon, Unger under over, Pledonia, Colligation, The Great Andes, Duracell, Isahaak, Narinoland, Ripsylvania, Arasakami, Lilisk, Dravida India, Lurolona, Nythi, In Insulam Autem Sanguis Et Magia, Greater Dunlain, Republic of Restaks, Euricanis, Wakeopolis, Islamarnia, New Bradenia Ghost, Chalan, Brotherland, Verconia, The united republican democratic states, Fanderia, Arcadiam, Layngderfleethe, Perah, Lointland, Mestov, Reimuria, The Three States of Fortuna, Blobbo, Lantros, The Soviet Texas Union, Adavan, Gersiana, Kangarawa, Sandboxford, ReeK, Chorizos, Anpania, Sansangra, Maredita, East Sakhlin, Evrigenis, United China Nation, Ribanzi, Kelssek, Iodinia, Romanoddle Republic, Nuovo Regno Italico, Land of Corporations, United Commonwealth of American States, Blobon, East Deslang, Mardom, Seri Tai Republic, Preat, Agave, Caesargrad, Rikos Isles, The 7th Coalition of Alba, Sandsepol, Edmontia, Quintusterra, Lundenia, Kingdom of Hapsteld, Nevertopia, West Elyria, Bogliqia, Tassirion, Hosoven, Tofoon, Roissyland, Republic of Berzerkistan, Nanahara, The Marlands, Impia Aghte, Alexandrunia, Durne, Merlovich, The Wallenburgian World Assembly Offices, Nociav, Reino De Latine, Frankinstan, Kylondia, Konchu, The Veaxol Peoples, Kaldrbuth, United Nation of Eire, Kond Mex Ethostorgel, Isole Ionie, Estande, Zohaib, Kingdom of Bornai, Chesstitans, Grogola, Rhealaliit, Brethren, Piggy Piggy The Piggy, Gernmark, Abtracnt, New Sandsnionion, Ministarko, Westobity, Kavanos, Gallisers, and Csango.