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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 299thRudest Citizens: 320thHighest Crime Rates: 338th
The Lydia of
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Proudly Urban, Unashamedly Rural
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WA Delegate / Philosopher-Queen
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Population15.539 billion

LeaderMayor Saffron Howard AM


The Lydia of Tinhampton is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Mayor Saffron Howard AM with a fair hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, keen interest in outer space, and flagrant waste-dumping. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 15.539 billion Tinhamptonians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The tiny, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Industry, with Education and Defense also on the agenda, while Environment and Law & Order are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tinhampton. The average income tax rate is 1.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Tinhamptonian economy, worth a remarkable 4,654 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 299,551 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Billions of dollars are being blown on orbital weapons development, biological warfare is used to solve small disagreements, defense lawyers often argue there's no proof murder victims weren't vampires, and parents are always up to speed on the latest childcare techniques. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Tinhampton's national animal is the cow, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Tinhampton is ranked 262,329th in the world and 486th in Sophia for Most Devout, with 5.7 prayers per hour.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 299thRudest Citizens: 320thHighest Crime Rates: 338thMost Armed: 372ndFattest Citizens: 468thMost Avoided: 508thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 511thHighest Disposable Incomes: 668thLargest Retail Industry: 728thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 853rdMost Rebellious Youth: 949thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,026thHighest Drug Use: 1,034thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,178thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,302ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,319thMost Efficient Economies: 1,431stHighest Poor Incomes: 2,520thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,632ndHighest Average Incomes: 2,714thTop
Most Cultured: 3,112thLargest Mining Sector: 3,273rdLargest Gambling Industry: 3,429thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,516thHighest Economic Output: 3,553rdMost Corrupt Governments: 4,047thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,240thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,257thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,684thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,321stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,410thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,143rdMost Influential: 6,606thSmartest Citizens: 7,265thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,992ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,482ndMost Inclusive: 9,742ndLargest Black Market: 11,001stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,529thTop
Nudest: 14,558thLargest Governments: 18,148thMost Secular: 21,572ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 23,470thLargest Populations: 23,811thLargest Agricultural Sector: 24,309thMost Politically Free: 25,274thHighest Food Quality: 27,685th
Fattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 5th in the regionNudest: 5th in the regionTop
Most Politically Free: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 9th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 13th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 15th in the regionMost Secular: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 21st in the regionTop
Most Developed: 37th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Tinhampton approved the World Assembly proposal "Repeal "Convention Against Heinous Crimes"".
  • : Tinhampton submitted a proposal to the General Assembly Repeals Board entitled "Repeal "Convention Against Heinous Crimes"".
  • : Tinhampton voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Whistleblowing Convention".
  • : Tinhampton lodged a message on the Sophia Regional Message Board.
  • : Tinhampton voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Whistleblowing Convention".
  • : Tinhampton lodged a message on the Sophia Regional Message Board.
  • : Tinhampton voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Whistleblowing Convention".
  • : Tinhampton lodged a message on the Sophia Regional Message Board.
  • : Tinhampton lodged a message on the Sophia Regional Message Board.
  • : Tinhampton approved the World Assembly proposal "Consular protection Arrangements".