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The Forever Dying Republic of Thils

“I both love and hate foreign relations.” President John Thilz

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Europe

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Thils

Population6.234 billion

CapitalThils City
LeaderPresident John Thilz
FaithChristianity

CurrencyEaglette
AnimalGolden Eagle

The Forever Dying Republic of Thils is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President John Thilz with an even hand, and remarkable for its public floggings, infamous sell-swords, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 6.234 billion Thilsians 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 large, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Industry, and Administration are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Thils City. The average income tax rate is 85.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Thilsian economy, worth 916 trillion Eaglettes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Trout Farming, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 147,062 Eaglettes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

A generation of children conceived in hell and born in strife is growing up inside government-run care villages, children as young as twelve are conscripted into the armed forces, 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Thils's radio stations, and homeowners are evicted to make way for new runways. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Thils's national animal is the Golden Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Christianity.

Thils is ranked 14,169th in the world and 201st in Europe for Highest Average Incomes, with 147,062.3 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Influential: 661stTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,364thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,027thMost Armed: 3,271stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,409thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,785thLargest Black Market: 5,001stMost Devout: 6,605thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,699thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,775thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,653rdMost Advanced Public Education: 9,140thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,251stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,528thTop
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Most Developed: 10,524thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,652ndLargest Governments: 11,535thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,576thMost Cultured: 11,796thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,699thHighest Average Incomes: 14,169thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,359thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,246thSmartest Citizens: 16,170thMost Efficient Economies: 16,315thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 17,912thHighest Economic Output: 18,426thLowest Crime Rates: 18,610thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,919th
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Most Armed: 25th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 27th in the regionLargest Black Market: 33rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 38th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 43rd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 44th in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 57th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 73rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 75th in the regionMost Influential: 104th in the region

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