|Category: Left-wing Utopia|
Regional Influence: Nipper
Location: the South Pacific
The Democratic Republic of Threnody is a very large, genial nation, notable for its state-planned economy, irreverence towards religion, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 108 million Threnodyians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.
The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 71.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The basket case Threnodyian economy, worth 928 billion Reais a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 8,595 Reais, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Wrongful arrests abound as 'criminals' blame the guy next to them, political candidates recite daily pledges of loyalty to their chosen party, the Violetist community celebrates bombshells being dropped on Threnody, and the nation locks people up and tells them they're mad for compassion's sake. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Threnody's national animal is the Robin.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Threnody was endorsed by The WA Republic of Qawe.
- : Threnody was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Phanama.
- : Threnody was endorsed by The Kingdom of Sedunn.
- : Threnody was endorsed by The Empire of Romanus Terrae.
- : Threnody was endorsed by The Kingdom of Benstralis.
- : Threnody was endorsed by The Shadowy Empire of Farengeto.
- : Threnody was endorsed by The Perfect Restfulness of Quiescent.
- : Threnody was endorsed by The Great Millenary Empire of Aurcania.
- : Threnody's influence in The South Pacific rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : Threnody was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of The Derpy Democratic Republic Of Herp.
Endorsements Received: 31 » Upper Tyrconnel, Volaworand, Aidenfieeld, Gecetesse, Qvait, Tsunamy, Marinho Islands, Hanguk-Nippon, Republic of Kousei, Jehenna, Erinor, Amerion, Land Without Shrimp, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Agalaesia, Barabarom, Mapico, Aumeltopia, Spearos, Anachronolandia, Wehraboos, Paranoia, The United Expanse, Aurcania, Quiescent, Farengeto, Benstralis, Romanus Terrae, Sedunn, Phanama, and Qawe.