by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 2,900thMost Devout: 4,064thBest Weather: 5,038th
The Free Speech Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
The Old Ways brought to Life
Constitutional King Nathaniel
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Population8.473 billion

LeaderConstitutional King Nathaniel
FaithFree Will Baptist


The Free Speech Republic of Thornian is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Constitutional King Nathaniel with an even hand, and notable for its zero percent divorce rate, free-roaming dinosaurs, and fear of technology. The hard-nosed, hard-working, devout population of 8.473 billion Thornians 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 large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rose. The average income tax rate is 71.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Thornianian economy, worth 860 trillion Thorns a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 101,503 Thorns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

Tigers that venture near secret military bases are routinely executed for espionage, wood-framed catapults are ready to launch diseased corpses into besieged cities, stockbrokers dream of getting rich by writing textbooks, and buses are widely regarded as the safest way to travel. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Thornian's national animal is the Tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Free Will Baptist.

Thornian is ranked 196,449th in the world and 243rd in New Western Empire for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -11.05 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most Influential: 2,900thMost Devout: 4,064thBest Weather: 5,038thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,776thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,202ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,326thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,331stLargest Black Market: 7,907thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,675thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,701stTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,516thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,818thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,884thMost Developed: 12,252ndMost Cultured: 12,672ndLargest Insurance Industry: 12,789thHealthiest Citizens: 14,231stMost Advanced Public Education: 14,288thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,550thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,785thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,258thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,519thMost Efficient Economies: 18,424thLowest Crime Rates: 18,585thHighest Economic Output: 19,623rd
Most Devout: 9th in the regionMost Stationary: 10th in the regionMost Average: 12th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 16th in the regionBest Weather: 18th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 18th in the regionLargest Populations: 18th in the regionMost Influential: 20th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionLargest Black Market: 24th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 25th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 25th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 27th in the region

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