|Leader||Araminta Vishaka Chatterjee|
The Collective Syndicate of Thurston is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Araminta Vishaka Chatterjee with a fair hand, and renowned for its state-planned economy, daily referendums, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.121 billion Thurstoners hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.
The enormous, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Britain. The average income tax rate is 93.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Thurstoner economy, worth 424 trillion Pounds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 135,981 Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Thurston's heavy congestion charges are the bane of motorists' lives, kids laugh off vandalism and arson as "just fun", the government has started a campaign to crack down on road rage and encourage alternate means of commuting, and holiday light displays just aren't the same without seizure-inducing strobe effects. Crime is totally unknown. Thurston's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Thurston's influence in The Leftist Assembly rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
- : Thurston was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Socialist Columbia.
- : Thurston was endorsed by The Communist Union of New Samon.
- : Thurston's influence in The Leftist Assembly rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : Thurston was endorsed by The Allied Communes of Sincadenas.
- : Thurston's influence in The Leftist Assembly rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : Thurston was endorsed by The People's Confederacy of Grod Island.
- : Thurston was endorsed by The Socialist Federal Republic of Rorlenland.
- : Thurston was endorsed by The Democratic Socialist Union of Sauros.
- : Thurston was endorsed by The People's Republic of Roulantinia.
Endorsements Received: 30 » Super Awesome Fun Times, Wagrurg, Claiomha, Soviet Catgirls, Jathuie, Dyl, Idontknowium, Mexican Communists, Nick Roevens, Caspersland, Silverfish37, NeoXoleria, Kaamapoori, Brekkomania, Ephros, New Volica, Kawany, Yoodong, Socialist Alexandra, Anarchocommunists of the World, Shanghai Commune, Shermani, Das Pardgulew, Roulantinia, Sauros, Rorlenland, Grod Island, Sincadenas, New Samon, and Socialist Columbia.