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Most Patriotic: 582ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 724thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 895th
The Kingdom of
Psychotic Dictatorship
For God, King and Country
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population3.734 billion

LeaderKing Frederick I
FaithChurch of Thurland

CurrencyThurlandian Shilling

The Kingdom of Thurland is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Frederick I with an iron fist, and notable for its closed borders, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.734 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, socially-minded, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Administration, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Social Policy receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Thurston. The average income tax rate is 94.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Thurlandian economy, worth a remarkable 1,016 trillion Thurlandian Shillings a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Beef-Based Agriculture, Tourism, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 272,134 Thurlandian Shillings, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

Requests to "pass the salt" are supported by tank divisions, citizens receive notices of disenfranchisement along with their parking tickets, hospitals are amongst the best-funded in the region, and there are no bananas today in Thurland. 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 Church of Thurland.

Thurland is ranked 14,172nd in the world and 245th in The East Pacific for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 7,209.1 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

Most Patriotic: 582ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 724thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 895thLargest Agricultural Sector: 943rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,009thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,056thMost Devout: 1,515thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,576thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,712thMost Influential: 1,964thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,165thTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,297thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,411thHighest Average Incomes: 3,479thMost Cultured: 4,290thLowest Crime Rates: 4,330thLargest Black Market: 4,651stLargest Governments: 4,784thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,746thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,256thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,326thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,527thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,605thMost Authoritarian: 6,643rdLongest Average Lifespans: 6,849thMost Primitive: 6,854thMost Conservative: 8,372ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,974thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,451stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,597thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,261stMost Beautiful Environments: 11,282ndHealthiest Citizens: 11,429thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,916thMost Developed: 13,623rdMost Efficient Economies: 14,093rdMost Subsidized Industry: 14,172ndTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 16,570thHighest Economic Output: 24,845thLargest Mining Sector: 25,559th
Most Patriotic: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 25th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 25th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 32nd in the regionMost Devout: 38th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 42nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 46th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 59th in the regionMost Influential: 63rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 67th in the regionLargest Black Market: 67th in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 77th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 82nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 112th in the regionMost Cultured: 113th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 120th in the regionLargest Governments: 124th in the regionMost Primitive: 127th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 137th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 165th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 169th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 171st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 190th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 193rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 198th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 213th in the regionMost Conservative: 214th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 245th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 251st in the regionMost Extreme: 278th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 297th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 306th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 321st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 338th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 350th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 362nd in the regionMost Developed: 375th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 398th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 422nd in the region

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