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The Republic of Tmth

“The system is rigged”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific

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Tmth

Population938 million

LeaderBenson

Currencydollar
Animalgolden retriever

The Republic of Tmth is a huge, efficient nation, ruled by Benson with a fair hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, daily referendums, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 938 million Tmthians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Law & Order. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.4%.

The all-consuming Tmthian economy, worth 96.6 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Gambling. Average income is an impressive 103,033 dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 305,901 per year while the poor average 27,225, a ratio of 11.2 to 1.

Listless juries are assembled for the simplest of court cases, school lessons are constantly interrupted by 'teacher needs a break' time, many whiskies taste suspiciously like automobile radiators, and Tmthians are regularly fired for looking at MyFace during their lunch breaks. Crime is relatively low, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Tmth's national animal is the golden retriever, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Tmth is ranked 48,847th in the world and 2,597th in The North Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 68.77 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,496thTop
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Most Influential: 3,925thRudest Citizens: 5,498thFattest Citizens: 5,618thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,951stTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 9,267thMost Rebellious Youth: 11,254thLargest Retail Industry: 11,288thLargest Mining Sector: 12,555thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13,107thMost Avoided: 13,588thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 14,668thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15,073rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 16,494thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 16,806th
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Fattest Citizens: 190th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 288th in the regionRudest Citizens: 298th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 348th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 438th in the regionTop
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Most Avoided: 474th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 484th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 500th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 513th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 585th in the regionMost Armed: 594th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 639th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 666th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 783rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 789th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 840th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 870th in the region

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