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The Inane Ravings of I V Stalin

“It's for your own good”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Lazarus

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The Inane Ravings of I V Stalin is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Rob the Insane with a fair hand, and notable for its unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, intelligent population of 20.21 billion Stalinists enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded individuals concentrates mainly on Education, although Healthcare and Commerce are secondary priorities. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lyonesse. The average income tax rate is 35%, but much higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry.

Crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters, elections have become procedural nightmares due to voters persistently rejecting candidates, an increasing percentage of the population's youth have homosexual parents, and construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown. I V Stalin's national animal is the llama, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is Biblioholism, and its currency is the foliage.

I V Stalin is ranked 1,150th in Lazarus and 52,095th in the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -5 on the Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 4 hours ago

  • 15 days ago: I V Stalin changed its national demonym to "Stalinist" and its demonym adjective to "Stalinist".
  • 29 days ago: I V Stalin was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential (last census: Top 1%).
  • 86 days ago: I V Stalin was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Godforsaken (last census: Top 1%).
  • 119 days ago: I V Stalin was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • 140 days ago: I V Stalin was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Developed.
  • 177 days ago: I V Stalin was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • 188 days ago: I V Stalin was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Godforsaken (last census: Top 5%).
  • 190 days ago: I V Stalin was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 190 days ago: I V Stalin was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 211 days ago: I V Stalin was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.

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