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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 38thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 49thHighest Poor Incomes: 61st
The Union of Soviet States of
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Population20.215 billion

CapitalSouth of Heaven

AnimalHouse Giraffe

The Union of Soviet States of Slaytania is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Stalinovich with an iron fist, and renowned for its strictly enforced bedtime, keen interest in outer space, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 20.215 billion Slaytanians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of South of Heaven. The average income tax rate is 99.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Slaytanian economy, worth an astonishing 12,821 trillion Strummers a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is a breathtaking 634,258 Strummers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Tax-payers are funding ever more extravagant movie projects, teach an angler how to phish and he can make a living, kids looking for shark teeth have become ancient history, and medical experts advise that those claiming to be medical experts are probably fraudsters. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Slaytania's national animal is the House Giraffe, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Stalinism.

Slaytania is ranked 326th in the world and 4th in 10000 Islands for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 101.7 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 38thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 49thHighest Poor Incomes: 61stLargest Black Market: 66thMost Corrupt Governments: 67thMost Influential: 72ndLargest Insurance Industry: 116thMost Advanced Public Education: 123rdMost Subsidized Industry: 126thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 130thMost Secular: 132ndHighest Average Incomes: 140thLargest Publishing Industry: 147thLargest Agricultural Sector: 154thLowest Crime Rates: 257thSmartest Citizens: 316thMost Efficient Economies: 326thHighest Economic Output: 345thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 431stMost Developed: 450thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 483rdLongest Average Lifespans: 500thLargest Governments: 525thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 538thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 553rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 747thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 916thLargest Retail Industry: 1,022ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,075thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,084thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,168thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,193rdHealthiest Citizens: 1,715thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,852ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,035thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,403rdMost Cultured: 2,492ndMost Stationary: 2,546thTop
Most Patriotic: 2,630thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,816thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,092ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,332ndLargest Mining Sector: 5,387thRudest Citizens: 7,666thHighest Food Quality: 8,959thLargest Populations: 10,428thMost Conservative: 11,217thMost Authoritarian: 12,572ndTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 24,438th
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Developed: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 13th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 16th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 17th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 21st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 22nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 26th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 28th in the regionMost Patriotic: 31st in the regionMost Stationary: 33rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 33rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 41st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 42nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 43rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 43rd in the regionMost Cultured: 48th in the regionMost Conservative: 55th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 56th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 59th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 63rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 64th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 104th in the regionMost Extreme: 118th in the regionRudest Citizens: 138th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 142nd in the region

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