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The Thalassocratic Union of Parsimmia

“Ultima ratio regnum”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The United Empires of Carson



Population1.024 billion

CapitalThe Shields
LeaderKing Gillespoe


The Thalassocratic Union of Parsimmia is a massive, safe nation, ruled by King Gillespoe with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and national health service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.024 billion Parsimons 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 relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Shields. The average income tax rate is 23.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Parsimmian economy, worth 137 trillion Pounds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 134,743 Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Preservative-laden Parsimmian cheeses will be as edible when archaeologists dig them up next millennium, voters must frequently select what they view as the lesser of two evils on the ballot, ratings for schools' curricula range from 'Pure as the Driven Snow' to 'Late Night TV', and public toilets are famed for their rear entries. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Parsimmia's national animal is the Sailfish, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is AAAAAAnianism.

Parsimmia is ranked 118,207th in the world and 59th in The United Empires of Carson for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 65.12 on the Hayek Index.

Rudest Citizens: 3,737thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,936thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,181stHealthiest Citizens: 10,189thTop
Most Developed: 11,233rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,838thLargest Retail Industry: 12,931stSmartest Citizens: 13,104thMost Cultured: 13,960thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,085thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,705thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,142ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,356thMost Efficient Economies: 16,548thHighest Average Incomes: 17,465thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,203rdMost Secular: 18,524thLargest Agricultural Sector: 20,627thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 21,117thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 21,120thSafest: 21,191stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 21,361st
Highest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 11th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 11th in the regionMost Developed: 11th in the regionMost Cultured: 12th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 13th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 14th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 14th in the regionSafest: 14th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 15th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 15th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 3 » Carstantinopipal, Brazhensky, and Fungsland.

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