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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,846th Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,685th Most Influential: 6,677th
The Most Serene Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Irony is one step from sincerity
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Good

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Thompstein

Population460 million

CapitalRichmond

CurrencyAre Em Bee
Animalfox

The Most Serene Republic of Thompstein is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its complete lack of prisons, digital currency, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed population of 460 million Thompsteinians 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 medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Richmond. The average income tax rate is 41.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Thompsteinian economy, worth 46.8 trillion Are Em Bees a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Book Publishing, and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 101,785 Are Em Bees, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Teenage male videogamers often suffer repetitive strain wrist injuries, the government provides its citizenry with the same mass produced rations, crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters, and from the highest mountain to the deepest cave - one can always count on finding a good cell signal in Thompstein. Crime is totally unknown. Thompstein's national animal is the fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Thompstein is ranked 118,912th in the world and 4,604th in The East Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 24.96 on the Hayek Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,846thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,685thMost Influential: 6,677thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 9,058thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,884thMost Secular: 14,195thBest Weather: 16,085thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,853rdMost Rebellious Youth: 16,884th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 174th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 197th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 235th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 279th in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 336th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 416th in the regionMost Secular: 424th in the regionMost Influential: 437th in the regionBest Weather: 444th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 447th in the regionMost Developed: 541st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 584th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 594th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 608th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 611th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 629th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Thompstein, from the highest mountain to the deepest cave - one can always count on finding a good cell signal in Thompstein.
  • : Thompstein was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth and Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Following new legislation in Thompstein, crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters.
  • : Following new legislation in Thompstein, the government provides its citizenry with the same mass produced rations.
  • : Following new legislation in Thompstein, teenage male videogamers often suffer repetitive strain wrist injuries.
  • : Following new legislation in Thompstein, citizens are exhausted from weekly general elections.
  • : Following new legislation in Thompstein, the government funds large training centres to turn foxes into functioning members of society.
  • : Following new legislation in Thompstein, gossip magazines have pictures of Leader sunbathing on the beach with political rivals.
  • : Following new legislation in Thompstein, most people suffer from some form of hearing loss.
  • : Following new legislation in Thompstein, grumpy old house owners demand that pedestrians get off their footpaths.

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