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The Combined Syndicates of Thespolis

“Now's the time and now's the hour”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Location: Europe

Regional Influence: Minnow

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The Combined Syndicates of Thespolis is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Nicholas Ernard with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and otherworldly petting zoo. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 13.298 billion Thespolisians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Thepolisburg. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Thespolisian economy, worth a remarkable 3,789 trillion Thespolisian Labour Vouchers a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 284,993 Thespolisian Labour Vouchers, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Recognizing the Thespolisian flag qualifies you for citizenship, homeowners often burn Christmas trees just to stay warm (Thespolis has found 2 easter eggs), player-submitted issues are printed just so they can be burned by [violet] (Thespolis has found 2 easter eggs), and high-income earners pay a 100% tax rate. Crime is totally unknown. Thespolis's national animal is the Teal Salmon, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Thespolis is ranked 236th in the world and 2nd in Europe for Largest Governments, scoring 84.62 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

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Most Inclusive: 48thLargest Welfare Programs: 67thMost Advanced Public Transport: 94thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 98thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 106thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 118thLeast Corrupt Governments: 133rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 135thNicest Citizens: 140thMost Pacifist: 146thMost Compassionate Citizens: 146thMost Developed: 152ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 169thMost Advanced Public Education: 170thLongest Average Lifespans: 173rdMost Subsidized Industry: 184thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 207thBest Weather: 211thHealthiest Citizens: 212thMost Beautiful Environments: 213thMost Cheerful Citizens: 227thLargest Governments: 236thSafest: 297thMost Efficient Economies: 352ndMost Cultured: 359thSmartest Citizens: 599thHighest Poor Incomes: 624thMost Rebellious Youth: 627thLowest Crime Rates: 850thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,621stTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2,442ndHighest Economic Output: 3,333rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,604thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,422ndMost Secular: 6,266thMost Stationary: 6,407thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,658thMost Income Equality: 11,106thTop
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Most Influential: 13,147thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 20,770thLargest Populations: 20,797th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionSafest: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 10th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 11th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 16th in the regionMost Stationary: 23rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 25th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 28th in the regionMost Income Equality: 38th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 42nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 54th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 67th in the regionNudest: 73rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 77th in the regionMost Secular: 93rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 102nd in the regionMost Extreme: 117th in the region

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