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Fattest Citizens: 6,953rdMost Avoided: 10,399thLargest Retail Industry: 17,161st
The United Socialist States of
Corrupt Dictatorship
War is peace
Tom Bucky
Influence
Apprentice
Vice-Delegate
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Anostas

Population3.74 billion

CapitalMexico city
LeaderTom Bucky
FaithState Atheism

CurrencyBlood
AnimalLion

The United Socialist States of Anostas is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Tom Bucky with an iron fist, and remarkable for its digital currency, pith helmet sales, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 3.74 billion Anostasians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mexico city. The average income tax rate is 45.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Anostasian economy, worth 248 trillion Bloods 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, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Retail, Uranium Mining, and Beef-Based Agriculture. 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 66,572 Bloods, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Traffic jams are a common sight due to construction work from a massive overhaul of the nation's freeways, all government communication requires the imprimatur of the Truth Police, computer users are buried daily in thousands of unsolicited emails, and government employees have reverted to carrier pigeon due to never-ending virus scans. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Anostas's national animal is the Lion, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is State Atheism.

Anostas is ranked 74,975th in the world and 84th in Oneid for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 51.62 Whatever.

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Fattest Citizens: 6,953rdMost Avoided: 10,399thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 17,161stMost Authoritarian: 17,878thLargest Black Market: 19,146thMost Corrupt Governments: 20,248th
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Highest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionMost Avoided: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionMost Secular: 15th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 22nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 23rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 31st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 32nd in the region

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