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The Free Commonwealth of Greater Tern

“Nous maintiendrons!”

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Location: the South Pacific

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The Free Commonwealth of Greater Tern is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Prętor Sayuri Tähtinen with a fair hand, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 17.867 billion Ternans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, liberal, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Education, although Healthcare and Social Policy are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ittermory. The average income tax rate is 71.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ternan economy, worth a remarkable 5,742 trillion Golden Quills a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 321,430 Golden Quills, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Troublemakers boast about how many times they have to visit their therapist, the volume of paperwork used to complete a single environmental assessment defeats the purpose, the bonfire of the old paper records can be seen for miles around Ittermory, and traumatised refugees have a full bedpan shoved into their hands along with their immigration papers. Crime is totally unknown. Greater Tern's national animal is the Hummingbird, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Tsukuyomism.

Greater Tern is ranked 7,227th in the world and 209th in the South Pacific for Highest Disposable Incomes, with 92,893.38 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Rebellious Youth: 174thMost Cheerful Citizens: 197thLargest Publishing Industry: 262ndSmartest Citizens: 397thMost Cultured: 408thLeast Corrupt Governments: 463rdMost Advanced Public Education: 503rdMost Pacifist: 534thNicest Citizens: 595thMost Inclusive: 596thMost Valuable International Artwork: 656thMost Scientifically Advanced: 688thLargest Information Technology Sector: 896thHighest Poor Incomes: 998thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,021stHealthiest Citizens: 1,072ndMost Developed: 1,118thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,270thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,347thHighest Economic Output: 1,601stHighest Average Incomes: 1,699thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,842ndMost Secular: 2,059thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,232ndMost Efficient Economies: 2,370thTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,414thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,912thLargest Governments: 2,996thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,622ndSafest: 3,836thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,096thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,175thLargest Retail Industry: 4,383rdMost Influential: 4,839thRudest Citizens: 6,013thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,227thBest Weather: 8,313thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,464thLargest Populations: 9,946thNudest: 11,648thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 14,034thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14,922ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 15,892nd
Largest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Cultured: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 16th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 18th in the regionNicest Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Pacifist: 20th in the regionMost Inclusive: 26th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 28th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 31st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 32nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 32nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 35th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 36th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 40th in the regionMost Developed: 43rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 46th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 47th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 48th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 53rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 61st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 67th in the regionMost Secular: 70th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 75th in the regionLargest Governments: 78th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 84th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 115th in the regionSafest: 138th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 155th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 156th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 176th in the regionRudest Citizens: 203rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 209th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 221st in the regionBest Weather: 262nd in the regionNudest: 334th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 403rd in the regionTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 461st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 478th in the regionMost Politically Free: 491st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 531st in the regionMost Influential: 534th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 650th in the region

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