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The Republic of Thrisho

“Better to look how good you look then where your going”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
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Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: Confederacy of Layem



Population777 million

LeaderJosef Stalin


The Republic of Thrisho is a huge, cultured nation, ruled by Josef Stalin with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, public floggings, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 777 million Thrishoans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Communistland. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 70.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Thrishoan economy, worth 92.9 trillion Roubles a year, is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Basket Weaving, and Tourism. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 119,603 Roubles, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 434,862 per year while the poor average 23,404, a ratio of 18.6 to 1.

Tipsy fans frequently invite themselves to the board meetings of sports clubs, babies are a small but significant export, some are born loving old plays and some have old plays thrust upon them, and it is mandatory to learn evolution in schools. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Thrisho's national animal is the Orca, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Thrisho is ranked 7,237th in the world and 7th in Confederacy of Layem for Most Patriotic, with 51.57 flags saluted per person per day.

Nudest: 4,141stMost Armed: 4,588thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,931stMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,859thMost Patriotic: 7,237thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,309thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,612thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,812thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,473rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,107thMost Conservative: 9,328thMost Primitive: 10,332ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,566thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,891stTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 14,741stMost Developed: 16,222ndHealthiest Citizens: 17,039thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,308thMost Authoritarian: 17,384thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,924thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,215thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21,072ndMost Cultured: 21,410thLowest Crime Rates: 21,913thLargest Governments: 24,265thMost Subsidized Industry: 24,744thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 26,090thHighest Average Incomes: 26,313thMost Efficient Economies: 26,414thHighest Food Quality: 27,045th
Most Armed: 5th in the regionMost Conservative: 5th in the regionNudest: 6th in the regionMost Patriotic: 7th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 8th in the regionMost Primitive: 9th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 15th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 18th in the regionMost Developed: 18th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 23rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 23rd in the regionMost Cultured: 24th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 24th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 24th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 25th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 26th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 28th in the regionLargest Governments: 29th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 29th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 30th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 31st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 33rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Thrisho was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Food Quality.
  • : Following new legislation in Thrisho, it is mandatory to learn evolution in schools.
  • : Following new legislation in Thrisho, some are born loving old plays and some have old plays thrust upon them.
  • : Following new legislation in Thrisho, babies are a small but significant export.
  • : Following new legislation in Thrisho, tipsy fans frequently invite themselves to the board meetings of sports clubs.
  • : Following new legislation in Thrisho, clowns are being rounded up and admitted to mental institutions.
  • : Following new legislation in Thrisho, anti-vaxxers claim that injected children are prone to psychotic breaks when they see the 'Queen of Diamonds' playing card.
  • : Following new legislation in Thrisho, thousands of picky mothers-in-law have been recruited to serve as even pickier cookery instructors.
  • : Following new legislation in Thrisho, reports of arson have doubled since the introduction of a privatised fire protection service.
  • : Thrisho was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Food Quality.


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