The Free Land of They is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, smutty television, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 14.961 billion Theyians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.
The tiny, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Law & Order. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3.6%.
The frighteningly efficient Theyian economy, worth a remarkable 2,203 trillion Them a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 147,314 Them, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,287,020 per year while the poor average 2,583, a ratio of 498 to 1.
The nation's diplomats shake hands with those whose hands are drenched in the blood of innocents, sales of disinfectant wipes have skyrocketed, major boxing matches are held in government buildings, and foreign musicians that Leader dislikes are turned away at the border. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. They's national animal is the you, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : They was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.
- : They's influence in The NationStates Community rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
- : They's influence in The NationStates Community rose from "Page" to "Squire".
- : They's influence in The NationStates Community rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
- : They was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market.
- : They's influence in The NationStates Community rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
- : They's influence in The NationStates Community rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
- : They's influence in The NationStates Community rose from "Zero" to "Minnow".
- : They relocated from Balder to The NationStates Community.
- : They was refounded in Balder.