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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 27thMost Valuable International Artwork: 222ndMost Influential: 838th
The Lucky Holy Pink Zombie Santa of
Democratic Socialists Hell
NationStates friendship Moo
Citizen 01
Influence
Shoeshiner
Minister of WA Affairs
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Cretox State

Population1.684 billion

CapitalCretox State City
LeaderCitizen 01
FaithRussallian Taipotism

CurrencyGold Bars
Animalbat ghost cow vampire

The Lucky Holy Pink Zombie Santa of Cretox State is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Citizen 01 with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, compulsory military service, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed population of 1.684 billion Januians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cretox State City. The average income tax rate is 74.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cretox Statean economy, worth 224 trillion Gold Bars a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 133,452 Gold Bars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Carefully-staged grief is displayed by Citizen 01 after national disasters, the "swords to plowshares" policy has created a generation of farmers that can kill a yak from 200 yards away, minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home, and suit-clad businessmen have been taking advantage of the relaxed welfare qualifications by shopping with food stamps. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cretox State's national animal is the bat ghost cow vampire, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Russallian Taipotism.

Cretox State is ranked 205,132nd in the world and 9,262nd in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -101.44 on the Hayek Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 27thMost Valuable International Artwork: 222ndMost Influential: 838thMost Secular: 1,616thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 4,211thMost Efficient Economies: 5,613thHealthiest Citizens: 5,912thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,833rdLongest Average Lifespans: 7,101stMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,715thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,251stBest Weather: 8,471stMost Developed: 8,974thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,563rdHighest Poor Incomes: 9,902ndTop
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Most Inclusive: 11,438thSmartest Citizens: 11,879thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,148thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,223rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,862ndMost Cultured: 15,336thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,379thLargest Governments: 15,588thLowest Crime Rates: 16,768thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,789thHighest Average Incomes: 17,874thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19,281stMost Corrupt Governments: 19,834thHighest Average Tax Rates: 21,406thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21,636th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 24th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 40th in the regionMost Secular: 85th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 242nd in the regionMost Influential: 295th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 299th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 336th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 412th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 416th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 447th in the regionBest Weather: 466th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 487th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 489th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 543rd in the regionMost Developed: 550th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 646th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 658th in the regionMost Inclusive: 684th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 685th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 695th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 723rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 737th in the regionLargest Governments: 769th in the regionMost Cultured: 781st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 809th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 813th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 855th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 856th in the regionRudest Citizens: 938th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 941st in the region

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