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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

Population11.25 billion

CapitalThomura City
LeaderHim
FaithAdoration of the Supreme Leader

CurrencyThomuran Yeck
AnimalEagle

The Democratic People's Republic of Thomura is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Him with an iron fist, and renowned for its closed borders, free-roaming dinosaurs, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 11.25 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, socially-minded, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Education, Healthcare, and Industry also on the agenda. 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 6,546 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, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Uranium Mining. 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 581,888 Thomuran Yecks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Thomura isn't what it used to be, dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming, birds and children's kites are regularly brought down by anti-aircraft fire, and coastal cities are being moved a dozen miles inland to reduce flooding risk. 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, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Adoration of the Supreme Leader.

Thomura is ranked 46th in the world and 2nd in the Pacific for Highest Poor Incomes, with 473,488.41 Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 33rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 37thHighest Poor Incomes: 46thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 71stMost Corrupt Governments: 79thMost Secular: 101stLargest Black Market: 140thLowest Crime Rates: 160thHighest Average Incomes: 161stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 222ndMost Advanced Public Education: 251stLargest Agricultural Sector: 252ndLargest Governments: 345thMost Developed: 403rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 423rdLongest Average Lifespans: 458thMost Subsidized Industry: 458thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 500thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 748thLargest Information Technology Sector: 769thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 854thHighest Economic Output: 1,114thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,189thLargest Mining Sector: 1,543rdHealthiest Citizens: 1,583rdSmartest Citizens: 1,816thMost Efficient Economies: 1,831stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,889thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3,531stMost Authoritarian: 4,383rdMost Conservative: 5,204thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,625thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,962ndTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,503rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,129thMost Stationary: 15,849thMost Extreme: 17,756thMost Influential: 18,642nd
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 13th in the regionMost Developed: 13th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 16th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 17th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 29th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 33rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 39th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 40th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 44th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 45th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 52nd in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 74th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 112th in the regionLargest Populations: 124th in the regionMost Extreme: 126th in the regionMost Conservative: 172nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 213th in the regionMost Stationary: 233rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 294th in the regionMost Influential: 311th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 314th in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 428th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Thomura, coastal cities are being moved a dozen miles inland to reduce flooding risk.
  • : Following new legislation in Thomura, birds and children's kites are regularly brought down by anti-aircraft fire.
  • : Following new legislation in Thomura, dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming.
  • : Following new legislation in Thomura, Thomura isn't what it used to be.
  • : Following new legislation in Thomura, water fights now end with thousands dead.
  • : Following new legislation in Thomura, the intelligence community is playing 4-D chess with an imaginary spy network.
  • : Following new legislation in Thomura, major cities are suffering under water rationing.
  • : Following new legislation in Thomura, the fines for getting caught with the wrong recipe book can force Thomurans into bankruptcy.
  • : Following new legislation in Thomura, the nation is committed to nuclear rearmament.
  • : Following new legislation in Thomura, broken suspension systems are giving auto repair shops plenty of business.

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