by Max Barry

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Most Stationary: 6,064thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,435thMost Influential: 14,229th
The Democratic People's Republic of
Corrupt Dictatorship
For great success of great Marshal Stepanenko!
Field Marshal Stepan Stepanenko
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population18.025 billion

CapitalNew Tiraspol
LeaderField Marshal Stepan Stepanenko
Faithstate-sponsored atheism

CurrencyPridnestrovian ruble

The Democratic People's Republic of Trans-Dniesters is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Field Marshal Stepan Stepanenko with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, state-planned economy, and absence of drug laws. The cynical population of 18.025 billion Pridnestrovians 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 enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Tiraspol. The average income tax rate is 66.7%.

The Pridnestrovian economy, worth 557 trillion Pridnestrovian rubles 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 large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Uranium Mining, Cheese Exports, and Woodchip Exports. 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 30,919 Pridnestrovian rubles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.4 times as much as the poorest.

The nation is experiencing a severe shortage of sporting events, phone taps are frequently carried out by the police, Field Marshal Stepan Stepanenko has just been declared ruler of Trans-Dniesters in an international press conference, and the fire protection service is wholly government-funded. Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Trans-Dniesters's national animal is the moeritherium, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is state-sponsored atheism.

Trans-Dniesters is ranked 218,616th in the world and 81st in Rushmore for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -4.45 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Stationary: 6,064thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,435thTop
Most Influential: 14,229thLargest Populations: 14,895thLargest Black Market: 15,597thMost Authoritarian: 20,235thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 23,585thMost Ignorant Citizens: 26,389th
Most Authoritarian: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 7th in the regionMost Stationary: 8th in the region

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