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The Commonwealth of Trigel

“work to succeed succeed to progress progress to achieve”

Category: New York Times Democracy
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Location: The Western Isles

Regional Influence: Sprat


The Commonwealth of Trigel is a huge, cultured nation, remarkable for its daily referendums, punitive income tax rates, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 341 million Trigelians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Buergen. The average income tax rate is 67.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Trigelian economy, worth 13.2 trillion Donskas a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Furniture Restoration, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 38,850 Donskas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Euthanasia is legal, little kids often wonder why strange grown-ups are following them around the soft play areas, the Trigelian Arts Council pays teenagers to sit through opera performances, and the national census includes an opt-in to join the government-run dating service. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Trigel's national animal is the Trigelian turtle, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Trigel is ranked 38,436th in the world and 90th in The Western Isles for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 4,264.06 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Safest: 9,850thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,736thTop
Most Pacifist: 13,342ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,235thNicest Citizens: 17,040thLargest Welfare Programs: 22,858thBest Weather: 23,314th

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Endorsements Received: 6 » Vancouvia, Ostehaar, Terra Nordica, Athara Magarat, New Jacobland, and Hyukai.