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The Empire of Towi Lamia

“Plus Ultra” Her Majesty Empress Sofía II

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific

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Towi Lamia

Population1.486 billion

CapitalEsmeralda
LeaderHer Majesty Empress Sofía II
FaithNone

Currencyret
Animalkuele

The Empire of Towi Lamia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Her Majesty Empress Sofía II with a fair hand, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, rampant corporate plagiarism, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.486 billion Towilamians 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Esmeralda. The average income tax rate is 88.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Towilamian economy, worth 179 trillion rets a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 120,779 rets, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers, bus ads propagandize causes ranging from sexual revolution to religious pogroms, Towi Lamia's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region, and the nation is ravaged by daily union strikes. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Towi Lamia's national animal is the kuele, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is None.

Towi Lamia is ranked 31,408th in the world and 1,135th in the South Pacific for Most Politically Free, scoring 75.52 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 918thMost Influential: 1,331stTop
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Most Pacifist: 2,695thSafest: 2,811thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,939thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,957thBest Weather: 3,094thNicest Citizens: 3,205thMost Inclusive: 4,237thHealthiest Citizens: 4,602ndLargest Welfare Programs: 4,640thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,884thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,093rdMost Beautiful Environments: 5,646thLowest Crime Rates: 5,930thMost Developed: 5,932ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,963rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,690thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,399thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 7,871stMost Advanced Public Education: 8,285thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,706thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,267thSmartest Citizens: 9,292ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,308thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,544thMost Secular: 9,557thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,567thLargest Governments: 11,501stLargest Publishing Industry: 14,128th
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Safest: 88th in the regionMost Pacifist: 97th in the regionBest Weather: 99th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 102nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 104th in the regionNicest Citizens: 110th in the regionMost Influential: 115th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 127th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 144th in the regionMost Inclusive: 145th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 148th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 156th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 159th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 162nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 163rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 174th in the regionMost Developed: 187th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 191st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 221st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 224th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 231st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 234th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 252nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 268th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 275th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 280th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 284th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 303rd in the regionMost Secular: 332nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 362nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 389th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 396th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 425th in the regionMost Cultured: 459th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 544th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 546th in the region

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