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Most Influential: 2,421stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,877thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,457th
The Cinder and Smoke of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
You'll ask me to pray for rain
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Tim Stark

Population15.302 billion

LeaderTim Stark


The Cinder and Smoke of Tim Stark is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Tim Stark with an even hand, and renowned for its public floggings, frequent executions, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 15.302 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 73.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Tim Starkian economy, worth 922 trillion Denarii a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Cheese Exports, and Retail. Average income is 60,315 Denarii, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Escargots have lost their charm ever since they started to be called 'cooked land snails', printing out government documents requires the approval of at least three admins, military strategists are questioning the wisdom of subsidizing the economies of sworn enemies, and religion is strictly forbidden within school grounds. 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 34,602nd in the world and 716th in the Rejected Realms for Most Developed, scoring 68.81 on the Human Development Index.

Most Influential: 2,421stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,877thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,457thTop
Largest Populations: 10,877thMost Average: 14,731stBest Weather: 15,135thMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,921stHighest Economic Output: 17,123rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,214th
Most Influential: 12th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 106th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 157th in the regionLargest Populations: 184th in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 293rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 347th in the regionBest Weather: 356th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 405th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 417th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 418th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 426th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 428th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 455th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 494th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 502nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 518th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 524th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 538th in the region

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