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The Cinder and Smoke of Tim Stark

“You'll ask me to pray for rain”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Good

Location: the Rejected Realms

Regional Influence: Minnow

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The Cinder and Smoke of Tim Stark is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Tim Stark with an even hand, and remarkable for its irreverence towards religion, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 16.237 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 75.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Tim Starkian economy, worth 968 trillion Denarii a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Cheese Exports, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 59,639 Denarii, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

International humanitarian organisations are applauding the government for ending the death penalty, Tim Stark's power is effectively nullified as no bill becomes law without the upper house's support, earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss, and fruit pickers with degrees in Fishmonger psychology are a common sight. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded 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 32,166th in the world and 676th in the Rejected Realms for Longest Average Lifespans, with 84 Years.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,154thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,793rdTop
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Largest Populations: 10,531stBest Weather: 15,435thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,514thHighest Economic Output: 17,346thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,623rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,345thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,063rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,322ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,024th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 99th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 162nd in the regionLargest Populations: 177th in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 340th in the regionNicest Citizens: 369th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 378th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 392nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 394th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 428th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 463rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 463rd in the region

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