Most Cheerful Citizens: 3rd Nicest Citizens: 5th Most Compassionate Citizens: 8th
The United Socialist States of
Left-wing Utopia
We Own Y'all!
Regional Influence
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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The United Socialist States of Span is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by M Shobacus Maz with a fair hand, and notable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 29.484 billion Spanners are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The relatively small, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Welfare, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Healthcare receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Maz. The average income tax rate is 64.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The enormous but underdeveloped Spanner economy, worth a remarkable 4,357 trillion spannies a year, is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Trout Farming, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 147,805 spannies, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, the fire protection service is wholly government-funded, Span's free colleges struggle to maintain standards in the face of overwhelming demand, and anti-government web sites are springing up. Crime is totally unknown. Span's national animal is the donkey, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Span is ranked 41,219th in the world and 2,142nd in The North Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 2,606.67 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 3rdNicest Citizens: 5thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8thBest Weather: 13thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 29thLongest Average Lifespans: 35thMost Pacifist: 37thMost Beautiful Environments: 42ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 55thMost Devout: 58thHealthiest Citizens: 81stSmartest Citizens: 105thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 127thLargest Populations: 133rdSafest: 164thLargest Publishing Industry: 195thLowest Crime Rates: 231stMost Cultured: 256thMost Influential: 274thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 433rdMost Stationary: 934thHighest Economic Output: 1,151stMost Rebellious Youth: 1,536thTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,515thMost Inclusive: 2,660thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,848thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,113thLargest Governments: 4,113thMost Politically Free: 5,292ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,817thTop
Nudest: 8,273rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 8,652ndHighest Average Incomes: 11,122ndMost Income Equality: 13,204th
Most Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 8th in the regionSafest: 11th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 12th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 18th in the regionMost Stationary: 24th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 28th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 44th in the regionMost Influential: 68th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 101st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 124th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 125th in the regionMost Inclusive: 140th in the regionLargest Governments: 142nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 157th in the regionMost Politically Free: 204th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 244th in the regionNudest: 293rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 383rd in the regionTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 455th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 687th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 699th in the regionMost Income Equality: 778th in the regionMost Developed: 819th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Span, anti-government web sites are springing up.
  • : Following new legislation in Span, Span's free colleges struggle to maintain standards in the face of overwhelming demand.
  • : Span was endorsed by The Empire of Romaian.
  • : Following new legislation in Span, the fire protection service is wholly government-funded.
  • : Following new legislation in Span, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
  • : Span was endorsed by The Intellectual Nation of Techislovakia.
  • : Following new legislation in Span, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews.
  • : Following new legislation in Span, Span's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region.
  • : Span was endorsed by The Deluded Hypocrisy of Wisconsota.
  • : Span was endorsed by The Holy Empire of Lauburg.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 260 » Fengate, Herzliyya, Felenia, Yaorozu, Whereisthatistan, Novare Res, Elevation, Oneofakynd, Former English Colony, Selfgradatude, Unimaginable Doom, Jefffliu, Ascenon, New haven america, Renetopia, Democratic Republic of England, Venezuelia, Calamazo, HMS Unicorn, Zeroxis, Dutchyland, The Teddy, Francovania, Sheldanada, Arcadiom, Kitabo, Falapatorius, Great Bights Mum, Malvad, United Chinese Republics, Chinstralia, NabMex, Nubianica, The Lancerian Empire, Sadakoyama, Republic of Destiny, Eglise Sainte Eve, The Big Bad Boo, Shadowrik, Necromonia, Daedric Stellar Empire, Kingdom of Space, Plembobria, Shirak, Coristoga, Saint Tomaston, South Isles, True Sebland, Yukti, Zerophix, and 210 others.Karazan, New Lakemba, Wineclaw, The United City States of America, OblivionObliviousness, Asians United, Lord Ravenclaw, Syrixia, AdyLand, New Trisone, ShortBusCrashed, Tercerwereld, Quest For The Best Girl, The Rossinite Empire, Ponies and Princesses, The Army Republic of Prussia, Anarchy Sites, Cartertopia, Norvalkin, Caspiatea, Magna Romaniae, Felpolandia, Ultima Terra, Arach-Naga Combine, Trombone Kingdom, Lacertae, The NRA Republic, Apetopia, Philippedafos, Chris Hallett, Atain, Qanadeelia, Hudson Valley, Merconitonitopia, Nubianepal, New Sekai, Xentherida, Kylesburgh, Zongzi, Salvatorian, United Regions of Geographic Masses, Uhura-Ubuntu, Ceretis, Amerian States, Notyoutopia, Ophlantly, Plebi, Frank korp, Commonwealth of Transcaspia, Marneverland, Southern Monrovia, Esplandia, Lagondia, The Swedish Republic of New Kenya, Poztopia, Ultimacave, Lionia, Guslantis, Tokaryk, Mazeoftime, Sunto, Neen, Uplon, Babylon and Ur, Poachland, Proov583, Citiva, Garden Bast, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Stenc, Frances Francis the First of France, Pauline Bonaparte, Corfad, Snowlit, Ahulania, Klettureyja, Utopian council, United Brunstovia, The Isle of Grossmania, The Undead Union, Sirisea, Krauzhaten, Flooforia, Austangrad, Surrus, Nyvenia, Alice Gardens, Praeceps, Effazio, Rukonia, Dreac Thar, Mulkuram, Abacathea, Ziko, Jacksville Islands, Empire of Infinite Evil, Bras Ew, Imperial Arkania, Geraldina and Nikopotofahria, Pakistan 001, Concorde Dawn, Angelus78gak, Blackshear41, Kelvaros Prime, The Navy Blue, Bharathvarsh, ThneedTown, Celreostia, Greater Catan, New Phyrreus, Nightempire, Constantinolia, Vladivo, Pasargad, Republica Unida de Cordoba, Kaelere, Norfolk Isle Democratic Union, Highton Islands, Erophla, Cheongji, New Augustria, Libera Publica, Contont, Alfonsia, DabsForDays, BattleSnow, McMasterdonia, Bartoke, Hadjout, DNSD13, Nationalist Fools, Arnheimar, Zoobles, Razzym, Adorna, Eryri Newydd, New Jalex, Nova Constellation, West Magellis, Faircliff, Khalasar Atthirari, Greetland, Religioncord, Bilveria, Meritdom, Eyes that do not Lie, Uuuuuuuugh, Hermaes, Reedland Marsh, Omelon, Fip, Trygg, Super Jesus Land, Manticore utopia, Territorio di Nessuno, Yama Tai, Cantianas, Elspeth and Samina, Reaganea, Oakster, Walter Jackson, Wolfgonia, The Dependent States of Siberia, Tabuliero, Schmaus, Zhukovian, Narandor, Yatzatz, OnionTenshi, Tahkranul, Farnstopia, Yeraennus, Zyvetskistaahn, Zifre, Monkie, Ughseriously, Soverenia, Slavael, Dabeckistan, Inat, Padraigiana, French Bananastan, Peytonamia, Olbvn, Sankami, Nolandic Territories, Sacrento, Vantaria, Az Island, Weltland, Wilkshire, Mendelian Conglomerate, Kaarentawn, OPArsenal, St Francis Xavier, Choistan, Vallivarre, Anichi, Bayern-Straubing, Vegetarian States, Sil Dorsett, Godly City, Avelor, Islands of unity, Tremagne de Taelmia, Descentia Angellia, Lauburg, Wisconsota, Techislovakia, and Romaian.

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