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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,527thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,056thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,729th
The Dictatorship of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
The State is Supreme
Führer Wayne Thoreson
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Thorstonia

Population1.742 billion

CapitalThorsville
LeaderFührer Wayne Thoreson
FaithThoresonism

CurrencyThorsmark
AnimalDromedary

The Dictatorship of Thorstonia is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Führer Wayne Thoreson with an iron fist, and remarkable for its feral children, public floggings, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.742 billion Thorstonians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry, Law & Order, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Welfare and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Thorsville. The average income tax rate is 65.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Thorstonian economy, worth 199 trillion Thorsmarks 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 large, well-organized, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Retail, and Information Technology. 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 an impressive 114,658 Thorsmarks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.3 times as much as the poorest.

Rare art has become a significant factor in negotiating all foreign trade agreements, one complaint of Thorstonia's new periodic table is it's easy to confuse fearlessleaderium with gloriousleaderium, the lasting legacy of the current generation is a million years of buried radioactivity, and the military claims that their threatening letters are signed with the blood of their enemies. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Thorstonia's national animal is the Dromedary, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Thoresonism.

Thorstonia is ranked 12,870th in the world and 77th in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 8,328.65 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,527thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,056thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,729thMost Influential: 6,838thMost Avoided: 8,138thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,723rdLargest Black Market: 12,040thTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 12,870thMost Corrupt Governments: 13,200thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,254thMost Conservative: 14,925thMost Authoritarian: 15,418thLargest Retail Industry: 17,701stMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,578thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20,247th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 23rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Thorstonia endorsed The United Kingdoms of Codeia.
  • : Thorstonia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Honeydewistania".
  • : Thorstonia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Voting Equality for Freed Inmates"".
  • : Thorstonia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Thorstonia was endorsed by The United Kingdoms of Codeia.
  • : Thorstonia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Digital Network Defense"".
  • : Thorstonia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Thorstonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Thorstonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Thorstonia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Digital Network Defense"".

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