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Most Primitive: 1,975th Most Devout: 10,470th Most Cheerful Citizens: 12,255th
The Republic of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Hostem acolo expellere
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Rare

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40-SQN

Population1.409 billion

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AnimalEagle

The Republic of 40-SQN is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, triple-decker prams, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 1.409 billion 40-SQNians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Spirituality, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 49.6%.

The 40-SQNian economy, worth 81.1 trillion marks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Tourism, Basket Weaving, Pizza Delivery, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 57,525 marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

Terrorists are on a first name basis with the officials that stamp their passports, one of the nation's leading exports is empty platitudes, claiming to have performed the Heimlich Maneuver is a popular defense for assault charges, and prisoners regularly escape detention posing as scarecrows. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. 40-SQN's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

40-SQN is ranked 142,668th in the world and 5,609th in the Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring -69.14 on the Rand Index.

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Most Primitive: 1,975thTop
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Most Devout: 10,470thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,255thMost Pacifist: 15,074th
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Most Primitive: 52nd in the regionTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 280th in the regionMost Devout: 336th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 444th in the regionMost Pacifist: 481st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 541st in the regionMost Cultured: 572nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in 40-SQN, prisoners regularly escape detention posing as scarecrows.
  • : Following new legislation in 40-SQN, claiming to have performed the Heimlich Maneuver is a popular defense for assault charges.
  • : Following new legislation in 40-SQN, one of the nation's leading exports is empty platitudes.
  • : Following new legislation in 40-SQN, terrorists are on a first name basis with the officials that stamp their passports.
  • : Following new legislation in 40-SQN, statue-sitting has replaced the stake-out as the dullest form of police duty.
  • : 40-SQN was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pacifist.
  • : Following new legislation in 40-SQN, the nation has an international reputation for compassion.
  • : Following new legislation in 40-SQN, crossing the road requires a risk assessment.
  • : Following new legislation in 40-SQN, summer science camps are regularly raided by narcotics police.
  • : Following new legislation in 40-SQN, the government maintains a Department of Skulduggery.

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