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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,858thMost Pacifist: 9,119thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,377th
The Democratic Republic of
Democratic Socialists
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Thunderstorm

Population234 million

CurrencyStorm Coin
AnimalGeorge Cat

The Democratic Republic of Thunderstorm is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its irreverence towards religion, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 234 million Thunderstormians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 68.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Thunderstormian economy, worth 11.7 trillion Storm Coins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Basket Weaving, and Tourism. Average income is 49,930 Storm Coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Truancy levels are on the rise ever since school registers were banned, angry citizens complain that there isn't enough geographical diversity on the new banknotes, government adverts say that twelve lashes a day keeps divine wrath at bay, and the working classes live and die on the fields of the farming communes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Thunderstorm's national animal is the George Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Thunderstorm is ranked 142,191st in the world and 545th in United Kingdom for Most Politically Free, scoring 58.29 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,858thTop
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Most Pacifist: 9,119thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,377thBest Weather: 12,585thTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 15,079thSafest: 15,216thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,923rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 16,407thNicest Citizens: 16,767thMost Inclusive: 17,097thLargest Welfare Programs: 18,171stMost Beautiful Environments: 20,417thMost Income Equality: 24,297thHealthiest Citizens: 26,294thHighest Food Quality: 27,332ndMost Secular: 27,597thLongest Average Lifespans: 28,045th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Pacifist: 35th in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 46th in the regionBest Weather: 46th in the regionMost Income Equality: 56th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 64th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 65th in the regionMost Inclusive: 69th in the regionSafest: 70th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 70th in the regionNicest Citizens: 74th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 78th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Thunderstorm published "DAILY FACT 48 04/10/22" (Account: Culture).
  • : Following new legislation in Thunderstorm, the working classes live and die on the fields of the farming communes.
  • : Following new legislation in Thunderstorm, government adverts say that twelve lashes a day keeps divine wrath at bay.
  • : Following new legislation in Thunderstorm, angry citizens complain that there isn't enough geographical diversity on the new banknotes.
  • : Following new legislation in Thunderstorm, truancy levels are on the rise ever since school registers were banned.
  • : Thunderstorm published "DAILY FACT 47 03/10/22" (Account: Culture).
  • : Thunderstorm published "DAILY FACT 47 03/10/22" (Account: Culture).
  • : Following new legislation in Thunderstorm, the delay between passed legislation and real world implementation is often a decade or longer.
  • : Thunderstorm created a custom banner.
  • : Thunderstorm created a custom banner.

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