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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,551stMost Influential: 10,487thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12,324th
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Tholder Etehal

Population417 million

CurrencyEtehal Stured

The Republic of Tholder Etehal is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its pith helmet sales, aversion to nipples, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, democratic population of 417 million Tholder Etehalians 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Welfare, and Education. The average income tax rate is 49.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Tholder Etehalian economy, worth 29.4 trillion Etehal Stureds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Tourism. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 70,610 Etehal Stureds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Failed genetic experiments wreak havoc as they roam the countryside, drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government, many whiskies taste suspiciously like automobile radiators, and weapons are only sold to foreign governments that are legitimate enough to not bounce the cheque. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tholder Etehal's national animal is the Armadillo.

Tholder Etehal is ranked 95,680th in the world and 2,458th in The East Pacific for Most Stationary, with 80.27232362568 Days.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,551stTop
Most Influential: 10,487thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12,324thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,706thMost Inclusive: 15,962ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,936thNicest Citizens: 16,949thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,507th
Largest Welfare Programs: 370th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 403rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 441st in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 500th in the regionMost Influential: 528th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 556th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 579th in the regionNicest Citizens: 589th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 745th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 865th in the region

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