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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
Very Strong
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Location: The East Pacific

Regional Influence: Squire


The Cinder and Smoke of Tim Stark is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Tim Stark with an even hand, and remarkable for its frequent executions, public floggings, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 14.889 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 73.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Tim Starkian economy, worth 876 trillion Denarii a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Cheese Exports, and Retail. Average income is 58,867 Denarii, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Escargots have lost their charm ever since they started to be called 'cooked land snails', printing out government documents requires the approval of at least three admins, military strategists are questioning the wisdom of subsidizing the economies of sworn enemies, and religion is strictly forbidden within school grounds. 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 83,108th in the world and 3,413th in The East Pacific for Most Corrupt Governments, with 3.25 Kickbacks Per Hour.

Most Influential: 994thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,329thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,055thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,691stTop
Largest Populations: 11,058thMost Average: 12,954thBest Weather: 15,305th
Most Influential: 38th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 85th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 105th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 185th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 256th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 317th in the regionTop
Most Average: 379th in the regionBest Weather: 437th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 464th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 468th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 495th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 526th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 589th in the regionNicest Citizens: 604th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 619th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 626th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 645th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 655th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 657th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 40 » Marrabuk, Aeljae, Joundia, BearStackof2015, H-Zhena, Celannica, Broengtopia, Hokolokia, Taya Dust, Great Algerstonia, Abeltasia, Eagas, Izone, Chols Worithopia, Axdel, Brotherland, Laikantar, NewBorns333, Mizanzukistao, Nifalembria Zamingstan, Servants of Gizmo, Wallenburg, Greater Colla, Socialist Holy American Empire, Mer Dieu, Rhealaliit, Dragons Blood, Blazing Samaritan, Enou, Abtracnt, Matdor, Bytes, Maha-vedas, Bharatewa, La xinga, Someseni, VW53Aland, Roissyland, Kyrloth, and Galve.