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Most Valuable International Artwork: 6,804thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,517thLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,315th
The Armed Republic of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Liberal Dictatorship
In the Sun our worries melt away
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Civil Rights
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Economy
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Political Freedom
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Southern Cities

Population408 million

CapitalBay Town

CurrencySun
AnimalDesert Dragon

The Armed Republic of Southern Cities is a huge, genial nation, remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, compulsory military service, and frequent executions. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 408 million Southerners are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bay Town. The average income tax rate is 48.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Southern Cities economy, worth 21.9 trillion Suns a year, is quite specialized and led by the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with major contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Basket Weaving, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 53,650 Suns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Jennifer Government is a bestseller, economists speak of trusting in the Tao of Free Market Capitalism, the nation's train stations are widely considered to be the ugliest in The Free Nations Region, and hell is not always other people. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Southern Cities's national animal is the Desert Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Southern Cities is ranked 175,423rd in the world and 299th in The Free Nations Region for Highest Economic Output, with 21.9 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 6,804thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,517thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 13,315thMost Influential: 14,415thMost Primitive: 14,898thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 16,050thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 20,267thBest Weather: 22,468th
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Most Primitive: 25th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 31st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 34th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 37th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 44th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Southern Cities, hell is not always other people.
  • : Following new legislation in Southern Cities, the nation's train stations are widely considered to be the ugliest in The Free Nations Region.
  • : Following new legislation in Southern Cities, economists speak of trusting in the Tao of Free Market Capitalism.
  • : Following new legislation in Southern Cities, Jennifer Government is a bestseller.
  • : Southern Cities voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Deadeye Jack".
  • : Southern Cities voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom of dress".
  • : Following new legislation in Southern Cities, the news is showing footage of Leader bullying an old man to the point of tears.
  • : Following new legislation in Southern Cities, they say that Leader's personal computer is full of naked pictures of the Emperor of Maxtopia.
  • : Following new legislation in Southern Cities, Leader has taken to wearing medal-adorned military uniform in all public appearances.
  • : Following new legislation in Southern Cities, one does not simply walk into the tundra.

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