by Max Barry

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Nudest: 398thSafest: 644thHighest Average Tax Rates: 784th
The Rogue Nation of
Democratic Socialists Hell
If you can't convince them, confuse them.
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population20.899 billion

CapitalNew Wesford


The Rogue Nation of Straeus is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Eden with an even hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, hatred of cheese, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cheerful population of 20.899 billion Straeusians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Wesford. The income tax rate is 100%.

The enormous but sluggish Straeusian economy, worth a remarkable 1,664 trillion Flints a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 79,625 Flints, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Teenage TV characters are played by thirty-year-olds by the end of the second season, there's never enough space in space, Viagra factories are being converted to producing antimalarials for Bigtopian orphans, and devotion to God is only skin-deep. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Straeus's national animal is the Pteranodon, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Daius.

Straeus is ranked 12,794th in the world and 153rd in NationStates for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 6,735.2 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Nudest: 398thSafest: 644thHighest Average Tax Rates: 784thLargest Governments: 800thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,119thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,141stLowest Crime Rates: 1,162ndMost Pacifist: 1,470thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,662ndHealthiest Citizens: 1,723rdBest Weather: 1,745thMost Cultured: 1,747thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,353rdTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,591stSmartest Citizens: 2,970thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,751stLargest Welfare Programs: 3,797thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,994thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,029thMost Influential: 4,204thNicest Citizens: 4,206thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,215thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,295thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,424thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,172ndMost Inclusive: 5,906thLargest Populations: 6,824thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,814thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,079thHighest Economic Output: 10,520thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,794thMost Income Equality: 13,430thMost Secular: 15,399thMost Stationary: 16,453rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 21,126thHighest Poor Incomes: 21,755th
Nudest: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionTop
Safest: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionMost Pacifist: 9th in the regionMost Income Equality: 9th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 10th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 13th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 13th in the regionBest Weather: 14th in the regionMost Cultured: 15th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16th in the regionMost Influential: 18th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 18th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 20th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 29th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 9 » Mikeswill, King Zhaoxiang of Qin, Ionistan, Xaviena, Beanz, United Drafonstland, Dindrenzi, Arithei, and BiBi.

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