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Largest Welfare Programs: 3rdMost Inclusive: 5thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th
The PS2 Puppet of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Stop reading my motto!
Influence
Nipper
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Thalasse

Population13.244 billion

CapitalThalasse City
LeaderLeader
FaithPeace

CurrencyFlower
AnimalRadioactive Butterfly

The PS2 Puppet of Thalasse is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, national health service, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 13.244 billion Thalasseans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Thalasse City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Thalassean economy, worth a remarkable 3,612 trillion Flowers a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Book Publishing industry. Average income is an amazing 272,739 Flowers, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Giggling teens are asked to put their mouths on rubber dolls, solving crossword puzzles requires fluency in at least five languages, disaster relief budgets are growing like wildfire, and all judiciary cases are decided in the court of public opinion. Crime is totally unknown. Thalasse's national animal is the Radioactive Butterfly, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Peace.

Thalasse is ranked 240,798th in the world and 8,125th in the South Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -68.69 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 3rdMost Inclusive: 5thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10thLeast Corrupt Governments: 12thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18thNicest Citizens: 18thMost Pacifist: 24thBest Weather: 26thMost Developed: 27thLongest Average Lifespans: 37thMost Advanced Public Education: 40thHealthiest Citizens: 42ndMost Beautiful Environments: 44thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 46thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 46thHighest Average Tax Rates: 64thMost Cheerful Citizens: 68thSafest: 91stLargest Governments: 130thMost Cultured: 193rdLowest Crime Rates: 272ndMost Subsidized Industry: 315thMost Advanced Public Transport: 326thMost Rebellious Youth: 524thHighest Poor Incomes: 598thMost Efficient Economies: 819thSmartest Citizens: 893rdTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2,771stMost Income Equality: 3,257thHighest Economic Output: 3,582ndTop
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Largest Populations: 20,811th
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Most Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 11th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 21st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 22nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 24th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 35th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 74th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 83rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 161st in the regionLargest Populations: 238th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 422nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 756th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, all judiciary cases are decided in the court of public opinion.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, disaster relief budgets are growing like wildfire.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, solving crossword puzzles requires fluency in at least five languages.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, giggling teens are asked to put their mouths on rubber dolls.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, government officials are held to the highest standard of morality.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, debates on whether toilet seats should be left up or down are increasingly commonplace.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, sales of pregnancy testing kits are booming.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, parents dread their examinations more than their children.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, kids are told they can be whoever they want to be when they grow up.
  • : Following new legislation in Thalasse, the best way to be heard in politics is to speak softly and carry a big comedy prop.

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