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Most Influential: 1,530thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,899thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,015th
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Population2.995 billion

CapitalNew Britain
LeaderAraminta Vishaka Chatterjee


The Associated Dominion of Thurston is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Araminta Vishaka Chatterjee with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, state-planned economy, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.995 billion Thurstoners hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Britain. The average income tax rate is 93.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Thurstoner economy, worth 399 trillion Pounds a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 133,548 Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Laser-wielding robots are taking aim at human hearts, conspiracy theorists allege that the government is spying on them through their carbon monoxide detectors, schoolboys who turn to watch pretty girls go by are given detention, and the government supplies ragtag bands of resistance fighters in exchange for vague promises of future payment. Crime is totally unknown. Thurston's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Thurston is ranked 7,194th in the world and 97th in Europeia for Most Developed, scoring 92.14 on the Human Development Index.

Most Influential: 1,530thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,899thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,015thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 2,753rdMost Pacifist: 2,808thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,940thNicest Citizens: 3,073rdMost Inclusive: 3,919thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,073rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,517thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,180thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,333rdMost Beautiful Environments: 5,377thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,660thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,818thMost Cultured: 6,037thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,055thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,424thBest Weather: 6,817thMost Developed: 7,194thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,034thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,519thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,648thLargest Governments: 8,653rdLongest Average Lifespans: 8,669thSmartest Citizens: 9,267thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,278thNudest: 11,414thSafest: 11,425thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 13,168thMost Secular: 13,183rdHealthiest Citizens: 13,406thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,518thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,389thLowest Crime Rates: 17,967thMost Scientifically Advanced: 18,074thHighest Average Incomes: 18,625thRudest Citizens: 22,782ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 22,929th
Largest Welfare Programs: 22nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 24th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 35th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 38th in the regionNudest: 40th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 43rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 43rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 52nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 53rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 56th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 60th in the regionMost Inclusive: 62nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 67th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 70th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 71st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 74th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Thurston was endorsed by The Technocratic Republic of Laudesia.
  • : Following new legislation in Thurston, the government supplies ragtag bands of resistance fighters in exchange for vague promises of future payment.
  • : Following new legislation in Thurston, schoolboys who turn to watch pretty girls go by are given detention.
  • : Thurston was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Thurston, conspiracy theorists allege that the government is spying on them through their carbon monoxide detectors.
  • : Following new legislation in Thurston, laser-wielding robots are taking aim at human hearts.
  • : Following new legislation in Thurston, the nation's official head of religious affairs is an atheist.
  • : Following new legislation in Thurston, policy reversals are more often graceful demi-détournés than u-turns.
  • : Following new legislation in Thurston, school teachers check the staff room for hidden webcams before complaining about rebellious students.
  • : Thurston voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom Of Association".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 112 » Emastalia, Havenwelle, Purple Ruthenia, Precisely Nothing, Raghallaigh, Mancheseva City, Polgaria, Samuelstani, Ajaccino, Eloscape, Pirataria, Utopian Earth, Arvigiel, Mediocrea, Poquaoi, Lethen, Off God Islands, Taskete, SETTLEMENT OF DREAMS, Dat Countreh, Mousa Liberty, Gooblaria, Former Raxhiria, Bolger, Teutonic Kaiserreich, Voxum Mortalum, Cortlandt Manor, Free Rosabell, Coloamerica, Akeland, Acapais, Paulotzia, Ipsonasia, Caffeinated, Greatnessity City, Brickfield, Le Libertia, Kingdom of Stargard, Benthamania, Arqhua, Genistan, Bri-Tea-Sh Commonwealth, Terra Potestatem, West Wirral, Katkasistan, Algamonzimt, Corovos, Lorscinia, Leuxas, Gabingston, and 62 others.Free People Union, Asian Hatia, Pakistan 55, Vlazinova, Waluigi4Smash, United Northen States Canada, The United Socialist Republic of Datlof, Beriwen, Kroll Union, Tital Mania, Abassyia, Andradus, BIOTstate, Almendron, Calvar, Sparhawkia, Bethania, United American Regions, Mutualist American Republics, Oforrriand, The Tugboat Complex, The Soverign Military Order Of Malta, Scaletta, Random Republic, Primorye Oblast, Alpharod, Quartzinne, Caleban, Penlopa, Tassaland, Bursken, United Kingdoms of Redania, Algazzio, ShadyStans, Sablania, New France Republic, Union Lysk, Barcelona and Girona, Royal Alchemia, Pygania, Birgenland, Tarkovinia, Ganud, And Spaces, Arrowlandia, The Democratic Peoples, Geektopia, Cyberpunk, Poulton-with-Fearnhead, Baobab-Bumbaria, Elwin, The Republic of IceIceJay, Sudmar Island, The Lost Men, Lurinsk, Euperis, Zakanda, Sincluda, Disney Know it Alls, Deliber, P0ptr0pica, and Laudesia.

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