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Largest Publishing Industry: 499th Most Rebellious Youth: 857th Most Beautiful Environments: 2,289th
The Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Fiat iustitia aut pereat mundus
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Cassanos

Population19.534 billion

CapitalMunstra
LeaderPresident Cavendish

CurrencyThaler
AnimalBlack Adder

The Republic of Cassanos is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Cavendish with a fair hand, and remarkable for its national health service, anti-smoking policies, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate, democratic population of 19.534 billion Cassanosians 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 medium-sized, liberal government is primarily concerned with Education, although Welfare, Environment, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Munstra. The average income tax rate is 68.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cassanosian economy, worth a remarkable 3,060 trillion Thalers a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 156,650 Thalers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Agriculture is heavily subsidized by the government, cogitators and mass debaters are skiving off work to hang around the National Symposium Park, the government regularly publishes lengthy reports on its own excessive recordkeeping, and planes can be grounded for months simply because an inspector "didn't like the color". Crime is totally unknown. Cassanos's national animal is the Black Adder, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Cassanos is ranked 92,236th in the world and 10th in A Modern World for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 959.99 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 499thMost Rebellious Youth: 857thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 2,289thMost Developed: 2,412thSmartest Citizens: 2,473rdHighest Economic Output: 2,613thBest Weather: 2,923rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,932ndLongest Average Lifespans: 3,071stNicest Citizens: 3,408thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,719thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,766thLargest Populations: 4,194thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,349thMost Cultured: 4,962ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,975thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,254thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,278thHealthiest Citizens: 7,793rdNudest: 8,820thTop
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Most Pacifist: 9,190thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,253rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,312thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,668thHighest Average Incomes: 10,870thMost Efficient Economies: 11,246thLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,889thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 14,265thLargest Governments: 14,737thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15,295th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Cassanos's influence in A Modern World rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Cassanos was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Cassanos, planes can be grounded for months simply because an inspector "didn't like the color".
  • : Cassanos altered its national flag.
  • : Following new legislation in Cassanos, the government regularly publishes lengthy reports on its own excessive recordkeeping.
  • : Following new legislation in Cassanos, cogitators and mass debaters are skiving off work to hang around the National Symposium Park.
  • : Following new legislation in Cassanos, agriculture is heavily subsidized by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Cassanos, foreign investment has dropped to a trickle after laws were passed preventing investors from taking their earnings abroad.
  • : Following new legislation in Cassanos, volunteers are signing up to take arms against an incursion of flesh-eating zombies (Cassanos has found 1 easter egg).
  • : Cassanos's influence in A Modern World rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".

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