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The Medicine Cabinet of THX1138

“Chicken! Pot! Pie!”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Newcomer

Location: 10000 Islands

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THX1138

Population16.653 billion

CapitalLucas
Leaderbowloftoast
Faitha healthy lack thereof

CurrencyClang
AnimalCuttlefish

The Medicine Cabinet of THX1138 is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by bowloftoast with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, otherworldly petting zoo, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 16.653 billion THX1138sters 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 medium-sized, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lucas. The average income tax rate is 98.2%.

The frighteningly efficient THX1138ian economy, worth a remarkable 4,672 trillion Clangs 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 Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an amazing 280,579 Clangs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

THX1138's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region, books are so highly regarded in THX1138 that libraries are often revered as holy shrines, some THX1138ian athletes have defected to Blackacre after being denied the chance to compete in international sporting events, and commuters are denied boarding for attempting to bring packed lunches onto trains. Crime is totally unknown. THX1138's national animal is the Cuttlefish, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is a healthy lack thereof.

THX1138 is ranked 5,218th in the world and 89th in 10000 Islands for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 6,343.11 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 21stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 44thBest Weather: 90thMost Secular: 104thMost Valuable International Artwork: 110thSafest: 133rdMost Beautiful Environments: 149thMost Pacifist: 179thMost Cheerful Citizens: 183rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 188thNicest Citizens: 191stMost Compassionate Citizens: 228thMost Inclusive: 237thMost Developed: 420thHealthiest Citizens: 475thLongest Average Lifespans: 482ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 556thHighest Poor Incomes: 679thMost Rebellious Youth: 866thMost Cultured: 1,018thSmartest Citizens: 1,105thLargest Governments: 1,262ndMost Efficient Economies: 1,272ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,333rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,799thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,844thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,850thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,877thHighest Economic Output: 2,048thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 2,087thHighest Average Incomes: 2,408thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,564thLowest Crime Rates: 4,723rdLargest Welfare Programs: 5,218thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,338thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,923rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,119thLargest Populations: 10,168thTop
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Most Income Equality: 13,947thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,671stNudest: 20,122nd
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionMost Pacifist: 7th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8th in the regionNicest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Developed: 10th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 12th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 13th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 15th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 19th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 23rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 24th in the regionMost Cultured: 25th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 25th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 25th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 30th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 31st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 32nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 37th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 38th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 39th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 39th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 45th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 66th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 68th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 85th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 89th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 94th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 102nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 116th in the regionNudest: 118th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 162nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : THX1138 lodged a message on the 10000 Islands Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in THX1138, commuters are denied boarding for attempting to bring packed lunches onto trains.
  • : Following new legislation in THX1138, some THX1138ian athletes have defected to Blackacre after being denied the chance to compete in international sporting events.
  • : Following new legislation in THX1138, books are so highly regarded in THX1138 that libraries are often revered as holy shrines.
  • : Following new legislation in THX1138, THX1138's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region.
  • : Following new legislation in THX1138, the automotive industry soaks up huge government handouts.
  • : Following new legislation in THX1138, orphanages are closing their doors as the government forces parents to actually raise their children.
  • : THX1138 lodged a message on the 10000 Islands Regional Message Board.
  • : THX1138 ejected and banned The Avocado Mastermind of Dyllon from 10000 Islands.
  • : Following new legislation in THX1138, sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations.

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