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The PS2 Puppet of Thalasse

“Stop reading my motto!”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Location: the South Pacific

Regional Influence: Nipper

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The PS2 Puppet of Thalasse is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and renowned for its state-planned economy, lack of airports, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 13.152 billion Thalasseans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Thalasse City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Thalassean economy, worth a remarkable 3,557 trillion Flowers a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 270,489 Flowers, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Turning eighteen is often referred to as the 'Age of Aquarius', criminals lock themselves in their mums' basements to avoid prison, the ruling party has a devil of a time keeping order in the ranks, and television characters who ask how someone's doing are charged with harassment. Crime is totally unknown. Thalasse's national animal is the Radioactive Butterfly, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Peace.

Thalasse is ranked 284th in the world and 8th in the South Pacific for Lowest Crime Rates, with 210.29 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 3rdMost Inclusive: 5thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10thLeast Corrupt Governments: 12thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18thNicest Citizens: 18thMost Pacifist: 24thBest Weather: 25thMost Developed: 27thLongest Average Lifespans: 37thMost Advanced Public Education: 39thHealthiest Citizens: 42ndMost Beautiful Environments: 44thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 45thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 51stMost Cheerful Citizens: 69thSafest: 97thHighest Average Tax Rates: 123rdLargest Governments: 133rdMost Cultured: 201stLowest Crime Rates: 284thMost Subsidized Industry: 309thMost Advanced Public Transport: 329thMost Rebellious Youth: 543rdHighest Poor Incomes: 656thMost Efficient Economies: 816thSmartest Citizens: 922ndTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2,819thHighest Economic Output: 3,650thMost Income Equality: 6,941stTop
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Largest Populations: 20,880th
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 11th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 23rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 25th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 25th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 36th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 74th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 83rd in the regionLargest Populations: 238th in the regionMost Income Equality: 271st in the regionTop
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Nudest: 454th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 740th in the region

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