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The Holy Roman Catholic Republic of Thomastica

“Non Nisi Te, Domine”

Category: Corporate Police State
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Federation of Conservative Nations

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Thomastica

Population1.233 billion

CapitalAquinas
LeaderThe Angelic Doctor
FaithTraditional Roman Catholicism

CurrencySumma
AnimalDumb Ox

The Holy Roman Catholic Republic of Thomastica is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by The Angelic Doctor with an iron fist, and remarkable for its triple-decker prams, pith helmet sales, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 1.233 billion Thomasticans are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Aquinas. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 35.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Thomastican economy, worth 141 trillion Summas a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 114,999 Summas, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 471,991 per year while the poor average 18,499, a ratio of 25.5 to 1.

A large concrete wall is being built around the country's borders, write-in candidate 'The Angelic Doctor Sucks' is perennially popular, an enormous health awareness programme is underway, and pieces of groundhog occasionally rain from the sky near the border. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Thomastica's national animal is the Dumb Ox, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Traditional Roman Catholicism.

Thomastica is ranked 15,849th in the world and 33rd in Federation of Conservative Nations for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 25.51 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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5%
Most Devout: 3,133rdFattest Citizens: 4,532ndMost Avoided: 5,196thLargest Retail Industry: 6,694thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,173rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,557thLargest Mining Sector: 8,253rdTop
10%
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 10,321stHighest Disposable Incomes: 12,172ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,632ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 14,839thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15,849thLargest Insurance Industry: 16,892ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 17,483rdMost Conservative: 17,654th
Top
10%
Most Avoided: 19th in the regionFattest Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Devout: 22nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Thomastica, pieces of groundhog occasionally rain from the sky near the border.
  • : Following new legislation in Thomastica, an enormous health awareness programme is underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Thomastica, write-in candidate 'The Angelic Doctor Sucks' is perennially popular.
  • : Following new legislation in Thomastica, a large concrete wall is being built around the country's borders.
  • : Following new legislation in Thomastica, small shoes often wash up on the beach.
  • : Following new legislation in Thomastica, cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Thomastica, open-casket funerals are avoided at all cost.
  • : Thomastica was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Following new legislation in Thomastica, every day's an auto-de-fé day.
  • : Following new legislation in Thomastica, politicians sweat as journalists scour internet archives for any mention of them.

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