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Largest Retail Industry: 27thHighest Poor Incomes: 57thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 110th
The Dictatorship of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Communists
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population10.112 billion

CapitalChoistan City

Animalhoney badger

The Dictatorship of Choistan is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, renowned for its compulsory military service, smutty television, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 10.112 billion Choistanians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Choistan City. The average income tax rate is 68.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Choistanian economy, worth a remarkable 6,404 trillion shekels a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is a breathtaking 633,375 shekels, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Debate rages over whether ground fish guts can be spread on fields, subsidisation of Big Pharma has stopped many corporate executives from having to sell their second homes, female smokers cut their hair and don suits to get into male-only clubs, and photos of picturesque coastal buildings are set against a backdrop of smokestacks and ship hulls. Crime is totally unknown. Choistan's national animal is the honey badger, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Choistan is ranked 79,508th in the world and 3,941st in The North Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 266.48 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

Largest Retail Industry: 27thHighest Poor Incomes: 57thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 110thHighest Average Incomes: 121stMost Subsidized Industry: 127thMost Efficient Economies: 143rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 175thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 192ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 267thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 280thRudest Citizens: 283rdLargest Black Market: 300thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 333rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 373rdLargest Mining Sector: 377thMost Corrupt Governments: 429thLargest Information Technology Sector: 460thMost Influential: 532ndLargest Publishing Industry: 534thMost Avoided: 594thFattest Citizens: 606thMost Scientifically Advanced: 646thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 690thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 696thMost Armed: 711thLargest Agricultural Sector: 788thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 795thSmartest Citizens: 807thMost Cultured: 897thLargest Insurance Industry: 926thMost Secular: 1,017thLargest Governments: 1,094thHighest Economic Output: 1,144thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,674thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,096thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,582ndMost Advanced Public Education: 2,779thMost Developed: 3,474thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,556thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,627thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,022ndLowest Crime Rates: 5,079thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,726thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,120thMost Stationary: 8,559thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 11,702ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 17,907thMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,778th
Highest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12th in the regionMost Avoided: 15th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionRudest Citizens: 17th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 19th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 19th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 19th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 19th in the regionFattest Citizens: 20th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 23rd in the regionMost Armed: 26th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 27th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 32nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 34th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 37th in the regionMost Cultured: 39th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 40th in the regionMost Secular: 58th in the regionLargest Governments: 59th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 64th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 80th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 90th in the regionTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 126th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 134th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 148th in the regionMost Influential: 172nd in the regionMost Stationary: 180th in the regionMost Developed: 202nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 217th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 232nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 258th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 261st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 346th in the regionLargest Populations: 490th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 508th in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 725th in the regionMost Average: 825th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1,017th in the region

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