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The Democratic People's Republic of Thomura

“The dawn is red”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Outlawed
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: the Pacific

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Thomura

Population10.74 billion

CapitalThomura City
LeaderHim
FaithAdoration of the Supreme Leader

CurrencyThomuran Yeck
AnimalEagle

The Democratic People's Republic of Thomura is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Him with an iron fist, and notable for its avant-garde cinema, national health service, and aversion to nipples. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 10.74 billion Thomurans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Healthcare, and Industry are also considered important, while International Aid is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Thomura City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Thomuran economy, worth a remarkable 6,134 trillion Thomuran Yecks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Beef-Based Agriculture. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is a breathtaking 571,186 Thomuran Yecks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

There is a law against "filthy foreign food", the military perceives nations hit by natural disasters as "easy pickings", scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway, and it is illegal to carry an umbrella when the official weather forecast predicts a sunny day. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Thomura's national animal is the Eagle and its national religion is Adoration of the Supreme Leader.

Thomura is ranked 209,015th in the world and 7,611th in the Pacific for Safest, scoring 2.42 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 32ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 36thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 67thMost Corrupt Governments: 79thMost Secular: 90thHighest Poor Incomes: 107thLargest Black Market: 153rdLowest Crime Rates: 159thHighest Average Incomes: 167thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 200thMost Advanced Public Education: 245thLargest Governments: 333rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 356thMost Subsidized Industry: 415thHighest Average Tax Rates: 419thMost Developed: 419thLongest Average Lifespans: 476thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 507thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 781stLargest Information Technology Sector: 787thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 958thHighest Economic Output: 1,198thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,204thLargest Mining Sector: 1,505thHealthiest Citizens: 1,551stMost Efficient Economies: 1,865thSmartest Citizens: 1,916thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,965thTop
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Most Conservative: 3,131stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,197thMost Authoritarian: 4,420thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,129thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 11,195thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,292ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,137thMost Extreme: 14,312thMost Stationary: 16,460thMost Influential: 19,727th
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 10th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 13th in the regionMost Developed: 13th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 14th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 17th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 18th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 31st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 35th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 39th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 46th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 59th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 63rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 63rd in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 130th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 189th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 211th in the regionMost Conservative: 212th in the regionMost Extreme: 227th in the regionMost Stationary: 250th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 290th in the regionMost Influential: 327th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 346th in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 533rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Thomura, it is illegal to carry an umbrella when the official weather forecast predicts a sunny day.
  • : Following new legislation in Thomura, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Thomura, the military perceives nations hit by natural disasters as "easy pickings".
  • : Following new legislation in Thomura, there is a law against "filthy foreign food".
  • : Following new legislation in Thomura, Thomura is increasingly belligerent on the international stage.
  • : Following new legislation in Thomura, the military invades any neighboring nation with the gall to criticize its policies.
  • : Following new legislation in Thomura, the government is spending millions on alternative clean-burning fuels.
  • : Following new legislation in Thomura, environmentalists have found an unusual ally in soldiers of fortune.
  • : Following new legislation in Thomura, a wide-ranging purge of leading officials and family members is being carried out by Him.
  • : Following new legislation in Thomura, war criminals are given full state funerals.

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