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The Most Serene Republic of TomKirk

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Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Superpower

Location: Knights of the NS List

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TomKirk

Population17.848 billion

CapitalHuckleberry
LeaderThomas Picard

Currencystone wheel
Animalheath hen

The Most Serene Republic of TomKirk is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Thomas Picard with an even hand, and renowned for its smutty television, enforced nudity, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 17.848 billion TomKirkians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Huckleberry. The average income tax rate is 82.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong TomKirkian economy, worth a remarkable 1,055 trillion stone wheels a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Tourism industry. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 59,140 stone wheels, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Thomas Picard is described as an everyday person with normal tastes and the usual interests, on-duty Air TomKirk flight attendants are usually seen napping in first class, Huckleberry Preparatory School for the Exceedingly Wealthy's basketball team is having a few off-years, and drug lords often avoid prison time by teaching "chemistry" classes to underprivileged youth. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. TomKirk's national animal is the heath hen, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

TomKirk is ranked 81,167th in the world and 2nd in Knights of the NS List for Highest Average Incomes, with 59,140.85 Standard Monetary Units.

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Nudest: 335thTop
5%
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,029thSafest: 5,059thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,611thBest Weather: 5,983rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,538thMost Pacifist: 6,773rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,111thLargest Populations: 8,264thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,642ndLargest Welfare Programs: 9,639thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,156thTop
10%
Least Corrupt Governments: 11,351stHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,345thMost Influential: 13,253rdMost Advanced Public Education: 13,786thMost Cultured: 14,846thHighest Drug Use: 15,133rdMost Rebellious Youth: 15,412thHighest Economic Output: 15,941stLongest Average Lifespans: 16,244thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,410thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 17,013thHealthiest Citizens: 18,615thMost Stationary: 19,105th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in TomKirk, drug lords often avoid prison time by teaching "chemistry" classes to underprivileged youth.
  • : Following new legislation in TomKirk, Huckleberry Preparatory School for the Exceedingly Wealthy's basketball team is having a few off-years.
  • : TomKirk was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Secular.
  • : TomKirk was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : TomKirk was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : TomKirk was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential and the Top 10% for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : TomKirk was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in TomKirk, on-duty Air TomKirk flight attendants are usually seen napping in first class.
  • : TomKirk was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • : TomKirk was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Inclusive.

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