The Federal Republic of Thornisk is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its soft-spoken computers, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 744 million Thorniskians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.
The large, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 67.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The thriving Thorniskian economy, worth 61.5 trillion perzes 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 dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Tourism. Average income is 82,680 perzes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Worrywarts have started advocating for a paint ban, dangerous criminals are often 'accidentally' sent on one-way trips to Maxtopia, diplomatic missions typically end with a flurry of childish insults, accusations and phlegm, and droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Thornisk's national animal is the fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Thornisk, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police.
- : Following new legislation in Thornisk, diplomatic missions typically end with a flurry of childish insults, accusations and phlegm.
- : Following new legislation in Thornisk, dangerous criminals are often 'accidentally' sent on one-way trips to Maxtopia.
- : Following new legislation in Thornisk, worrywarts have started advocating for a paint ban.
- : Following new legislation in Thornisk, colonial subjects have Thorniskian culture shoved down their throats.
- : Following new legislation in Thornisk, editorials that criticize the government are legally obligated to display the "pants on fire" warning.
- : Following new legislation in Thornisk, kids these days know how to throw a proper punch.
- : Following new legislation in Thornisk, schoolchildren are arrested for possessing sidewalk chalk without a permit.
- : Following new legislation in Thornisk, motorcycle riders are required to wear so much gear they've been nicknamed "Stay Pufts".
- : Following new legislation in Thornisk, public shaming is the bedrock of Thorniskian society.
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