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Most Advanced Public Education: 362ndLargest Populations: 389thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 415th
The Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
All can have it
Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Union of Love

Population42.501 billion

CapitalUnion of Love City
LeaderLeader

Currencyunion
AnimalBlack Caique

The Republic of Union of Love is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Leader with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, public floggings, and complete absence of social welfare. The compassionate, cynical, humorless, devout population of 42.501 billion Union of Loveans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Union of Love City. The average income tax rate is 90.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Union of Lovean economy, worth a remarkable 5,931 trillion unions a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Book Publishing, Tourism, and Arms Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an impressive 139,562 unions, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

The mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas, international collectors know that a grease-stain on a work of art probably means it's passed through Union of Love, there is no such thing as an innocent fling in the Union of Lovean military, and citizens select which government department gets their income tax unions each year. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Union of Love's national animal is the Black Caique, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Union of Love is ranked 74,986th in the world and 44th in Portugal for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 198,794 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Advanced Public Education: 362ndLargest Populations: 389thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 415thLargest Black Market: 428thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 633rdBest Weather: 1,214thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,372ndMost Subsidized Industry: 1,745thHighest Economic Output: 2,064thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,710thTop
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Most Developed: 4,578thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,619thMost Influential: 5,340thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,525thLowest Crime Rates: 6,429thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,788thSmartest Citizens: 7,829thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,397thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,958thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,994thMost Patriotic: 9,265thMost Efficient Economies: 9,822ndMost Armed: 14,185thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 15,756thLargest Governments: 16,176thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,111thMost Compassionate Citizens: 17,809thHighest Average Incomes: 20,184thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 21,410thMost Devout: 25,025thMost Authoritarian: 29,247th
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Largest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionMost Armed: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 7th in the regionBest Weather: 8th in the regionMost Patriotic: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 12th in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 13th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 14th in the regionMost Developed: 15th in the regionMost Devout: 16th in the regionMost Influential: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 17th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 18th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 18th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20th in the regionLargest Governments: 21st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 23rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Union of Love was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in Union of Love, citizens select which government department gets their income tax unions each year.
  • : Following new legislation in Union of Love, there is no such thing as an innocent fling in the Union of Lovean military.
  • : Following new legislation in Union of Love, international collectors know that a grease-stain on a work of art probably means it's passed through Union of Love.
  • : Following new legislation in Union of Love, the mining industry is making inroads into environmentally sensitive areas.
  • : Following new legislation in Union of Love, protests are legal but strictly supervised.
  • : Union of Love voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Drug Decriminalization Act"".
  • : Following new legislation in Union of Love, the government sends submarines to retrieve bodies from shipwrecked submarines.
  • : Following new legislation in Union of Love, visiting dignitaries often take advantage of strict reparation policies by stubbing their toes.
  • : Following new legislation in Union of Love, all the playground's a stage for Union of Lovean schoolchildren.

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