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The Commonwealth of Timothea

“Laborate pro sapientia et salute” Timon de Flavius

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Excessive
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The North Pacific

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Timothea

Population2.094 billion

CapitalFlaviora
LeaderTimon de Flavius
FaithTimism

CurrencyTimo
AnimalBrown Owl

The Commonwealth of Timothea is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Timon de Flavius with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, smutty television, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 2.094 billion Timotheans 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, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Flaviora. The average income tax rate is 93.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Timothean economy, worth 224 trillion Timoes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 107,015 Timoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Thomas the Spank Engine is the most popular and controversial children's show in the nation, convicted criminals are given free limo rides to jail, counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients, and the government has adopted a "Lightning Never Strikes Twice" approach to dealing with natural disasters. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Timothea's national animal is the Brown Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Timism.

Timothea is ranked 41,531st in the world and 1,248th in The North Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 29.65 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 469thMost Influential: 762ndLargest Welfare Programs: 2,255thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,149thMost Pacifist: 3,622ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,796thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,341stNicest Citizens: 4,691stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,806thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,058thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,116thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,297thBest Weather: 5,664thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,981stMost Inclusive: 6,086thSafest: 6,099thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,148thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,173rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,563rdMost Beautiful Environments: 6,820thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,873rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,305thMost Developed: 9,026thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,676thLargest Governments: 10,707thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,098thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 12,469thMost Secular: 13,208thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,423rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,382ndHealthiest Citizens: 16,643rdMost Cultured: 17,878thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 18,432ndLowest Crime Rates: 18,749thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,980thMost Efficient Economies: 19,789thHighest Drug Use: 22,648thMost Income Equality: 23,371stMost Politically Free: 23,771st
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Largest Welfare Programs: 108th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 127th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 197th in the regionMost Pacifist: 221st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 224th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 242nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 252nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 276th in the regionMost Influential: 282nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 288th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 302nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 318th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 337th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 339th in the regionBest Weather: 342nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 346th in the regionSafest: 348th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 358th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 376th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 386th in the regionMost Inclusive: 389th in the regionMost Politically Free: 425th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 478th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 497th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 528th in the regionMost Developed: 547th in the regionLargest Governments: 551st in the regionNudest: 569th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 592nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 660th in the regionMost Secular: 672nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 681st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 811th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 826th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 855th in the regionMost Cultured: 914th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 921st in the region

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