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Largest Welfare Programs: 4thMost Inclusive: 8thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10th
The PS2 Puppet of
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Influence
Hatchling
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Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Thalasse

Population11.636 billion

CapitalThalasse City

CurrencyFlower
AnimalRadioactive Butterfly

The PS2 Puppet of Thalasse is a gargantuan, efficient nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, lack of airports, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 11.636 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 2,967 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 254,988 Flowers, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government supplies ragtag bands of resistance fighters in exchange for vague promises of future payment, criminals rejoice in the streets as the entire police force is sent away on a training retreat, traveller camps regularly block five-lane superhighways, and counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients. Crime is totally unknown. Thalasse's national animal is the Radioactive Butterfly, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Thalasse is ranked 207,622nd in the world and 7,678th in the South Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -58.67 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 4thMost Inclusive: 8thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21stMost Compassionate Citizens: 23rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 24thNicest Citizens: 27thMost Pacifist: 30thBest Weather: 31stMost Developed: 39thLongest Average Lifespans: 49thMost Advanced Public Education: 49thHealthiest Citizens: 58thMost Beautiful Environments: 61stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 67thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 68thMost Cheerful Citizens: 75thSafest: 137thHighest Average Tax Rates: 154thLargest Governments: 161stMost Cultured: 268thMost Subsidized Industry: 303rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 336thLowest Crime Rates: 438thMost Rebellious Youth: 591stHighest Poor Incomes: 679thSmartest Citizens: 1,041stMost Efficient Economies: 1,046thTop
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Most Income Equality: 2,653rdHighest Average Incomes: 3,194thHighest Economic Output: 4,299thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 20,454th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionSafest: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 11th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 12th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 21st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 23rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 31st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 33rd in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 81st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 90th in the regionMost Income Equality: 161st in the regionLargest Populations: 237th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 676th in the regionNudest: 678th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 762nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, traveller camps regularly block five-lane superhighways.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, criminals rejoice in the streets as the entire police force is sent away on a training retreat.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, the government supplies ragtag bands of resistance fighters in exchange for vague promises of future payment.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, white strait-jackets are the new orange jumpsuits.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, artists are pillars of society.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, lawyers spend as much time preparing their make-up as they do their briefs.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, snooze factory is now prison lingo for rehabilitation center.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, adults pretending to be teenage girls claim to have wholesome motives.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, the Finance Ministry posts hourly updates on where taxpayer money is spent.

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