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Most Influential: 714th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,757th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,896th
The Cinder and Smoke of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
You'll ask me to pray for rain
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Good

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Tim Stark

Population14.68 billion

CapitalSaltlandia
LeaderTim Stark
FaithSalt

CurrencyDenarius
AnimalFishmonger

The Cinder and Smoke of Tim Stark is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Tim Stark with an even hand, and notable for its frequent executions, public floggings, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate population of 14.68 billion Saltians 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saltlandia. The average income tax rate is 73.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Tim Starkian economy, worth 855 trillion Denarii a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Cheese Exports, and Retail. Average income is 58,304 Denarii, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Escargots have lost their charm ever since they started to be called 'cooked land snails', printing out government documents requires the approval of at least three admins, military strategists are questioning the wisdom of subsidizing the economies of sworn enemies, and religion is strictly forbidden within school grounds. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tim Stark's national animal is the Fishmonger, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Salt.

Tim Stark is ranked 114,723rd in the world and 5,048th in The East Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 44.44 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,757thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,896thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,527thTop
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Largest Populations: 10,753rdBest Weather: 16,086thMost Average: 16,492nd
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Largest Populations: 89th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 98th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 172nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 184th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 256th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 446th in the regionBest Weather: 489th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 493rd in the regionMost Average: 506th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 534th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 536th in the regionNicest Citizens: 590th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 598th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 627th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 627th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 654th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 668th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 730th in the region

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