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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,077thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,840thLargest Populations: 10,489th
The Cinder and Smoke of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
You'll ask me to pray for rain
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Good

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Tim Stark

Population16.436 billion

CapitalSaltlandia
LeaderTim Stark
FaithSalt

CurrencyDenarius
AnimalFishmonger

The Cinder and Smoke of Tim Stark is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Tim Stark with an even hand, and remarkable for its public floggings, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 16.436 billion Saltians 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saltlandia. The average income tax rate is 75.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Tim Starkian economy, worth 980 trillion Denarii a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Cheese Exports, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 59,639 Denarii, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

International humanitarian organisations are applauding the government for ending the death penalty, Tim Stark's power is effectively nullified as no bill becomes law without the upper house's support, earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss, and fruit pickers with degrees in Fishmonger psychology are a common sight. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tim Stark's national animal is the Fishmonger, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Salt.

Tim Stark is ranked 100,967th in the world and 1,926th in the Rejected Realms for Most Politically Free, scoring 57.71 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Largest Populations: 10,489thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,396thBest Weather: 15,535thHighest Economic Output: 17,287thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,479thHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,147thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,950thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,250th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 96th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 153rd in the regionLargest Populations: 176th in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 344th in the regionNicest Citizens: 369th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 376th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 391st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 396th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 421st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 511th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 512th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 522nd in the region

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Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Tim Stark was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Tim Stark was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Tim Stark's influence in The Rejected Realms rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Tim Stark was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Tim Stark was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, Most Advanced Public Transport, Nicest Citizens, and Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Tim Stark was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Tim Stark was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Tim Stark was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Tim Stark, fruit pickers with degrees in Fishmonger psychology are a common sight.
  • : Following new legislation in Tim Stark, earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss.

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