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Largest Retail Industry: 33rd Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 200th Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 207th
The Dictatorship of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population6.399 billion

CapitalChoistan City

Animalhoney badger

The Dictatorship of Choistan is a colossal, cultured nation, notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, infamous sell-swords, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 6.399 billion Choistanians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Choistan City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 54.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Choistanian economy, worth a remarkable 3,219 trillion shekels a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is a breathtaking 503,079 shekels, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,623,280 per year while the poor average 117,913, a ratio of 13.8 to 1.

The homeless more often beg for mercy than money, corrupt industrial practices are spreading like a plague, nuclear submarines have been deployed to protect the nation's banana supply, and sports journals are full of uplifting puff-pieces on professional boxers. Crime is totally unknown. Choistan's national animal is the honey badger, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Choistan is ranked 1,157th in the world and 33rd in The North Pacific for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 350.04 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

Largest Retail Industry: 33rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 200thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 207thHighest Average Incomes: 216thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 222ndMost Subsidized Industry: 227thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 303rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 392ndMost Influential: 405thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 455thLargest Black Market: 473rdMost Corrupt Governments: 593rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 610thLargest Information Technology Sector: 652ndRudest Citizens: 656thLargest Mining Sector: 666thFattest Citizens: 705thMost Avoided: 732ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 872ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 939thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 960thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,157thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,159thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,273rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,277thMost Cultured: 1,434thMost Secular: 1,463rdSmartest Citizens: 1,525thTop
Largest Governments: 1,695thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,703rdLargest Gambling Industry: 1,854thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,619thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,715thHighest Economic Output: 2,777thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,814thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,256thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,263rdMost Efficient Economies: 5,817thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,910thMost Armed: 6,236thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,344thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,564thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 8,208thLowest Crime Rates: 8,489thMost Stationary: 12,391stMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,903rd
Largest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Black Market: 14th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 14th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 16th in the regionMost Avoided: 16th in the regionFattest Citizens: 20th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 22nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 31st in the regionRudest Citizens: 32nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 33rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 35th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 37th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 37th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 41st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 43rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 47th in the regionMost Cultured: 64th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 67th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 71st in the regionMost Secular: 72nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 75th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 76th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 88th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 93rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 101st in the regionMost Influential: 122nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 184th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 185th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 197th in the regionMost Armed: 210th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 212th in the regionMost Stationary: 281st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 305th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 309th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 336th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 369th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 405th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 618th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 651st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 696th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 809th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Choistan, sports journals are full of uplifting puff-pieces on professional boxers.
  • : Following new legislation in Choistan, nuclear submarines have been deployed to protect the nation's banana supply.
  • : Following new legislation in Choistan, corrupt industrial practices are spreading like a plague.
  • : Choistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Choistan voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Paffnia".
  • : Choistan endorsed The Federation of Renzic.
  • : Choistan endorsed The Republic of 1 very fast endotarter.
  • : Following new legislation in Choistan, the homeless more often beg for mercy than money.
  • : Following new legislation in Choistan, governments opposing Choistan are beset by rebels.
  • : Following new legislation in Choistan, the nation is currently revamping its entire education system.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 324 » Notyoutopia, Ceretis, Guslantis, SillyString, Apetopia, Sunto, Yaorozu, Frances Francis the First of France, New Lakemba, Novare Res, Camarthen, Selfgradatude, Kanlidia, Unimaginable Doom, The Bureaucratic Territories, Venezuelia, Jefffliu, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, New Sekai, Necromonia, Felpolandia, The Galactic Triumvirate, Diodone, Plumas, Kubrostavsria, Xentherida, Sil Dorsett, Dadastan Archipelago, Shadowrik, Great Bights Mum, Lemonbiscuits, Avalon, Republic of Dixie, Gorinchem and Hoog-Hoornaar, Holy Oranz, Esplandia, Ostrekoj, American MapleStory, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Wineclaw, Malta Comino Gozo, Senatra, Unsophisticate, Calamazo, Siwale, Halcon siveriano, Chukstik Illahi, Karazan, Republic of Destiny, Alice Gardens, and 274 others.The Kyziban Islands, Elevation, New Chilokver, Ainsworth, Pallaith, PlanetPunk, Kwaj, Amerian States, Kelvaros Prime, Kyrianian, BrightFutures, Puczovska, General COE, Tianqing, Valenair, Walter Jackson, RoosterTeeth, Shin-Hachioji, Koda-Land, Panama Coalition, Palisede, Renetopia, McMasterdonia, Yukti, Dutchyland, Prospit, Bothia, Boggovia, Beodarasc, Pradovnia, The Teddy, Romanian Land, Buckerino, Cloydicia, Bayern-Straubing, ZimRobwe, The Iron Lions, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Territorio di Nessuno, Tredano, Corfad, The The Bierands, Weehay, Wodan, Ice and Tinian, Aroa, The Syca, Destroedor, Victoriaans Nederlands, Prydania, Agrauron, Mzeusia, Gladio II, RedRunele, Malvad, Ozstan, Wunderstrafanstalt, Eglise Sainte Eve, Outer Egorniand, A Terribly Charismatic Duck, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Kolorland, Imbizi, Atain, TerranulliuZ, Phoronu, Chamocha, Albacria, Antiyard, Ediola, The Austro Germanic Union, Ka Ching, Zyvetskistaahn, Thoets, Q w e r t y, Shibutani, Govornia, THX1138, Lower Nubia, Californian Redwood, Viridiann, Jontopiary, Sakaryata, Snoodum, Atheenos, Northern Glory, Former English Colony, Kylesburgh, Highton Islands, United Draconia, Empy, New Trisone, The Gamer Party, Free Culture, Racoda, Whereisthatistan, Sacrento, Suicidistan, Sanjurika, The Mace Kingdom, Zeternia, Ethnon, Sundred, Dovena, Abject Ludicrosity, SORT, The Alpha Conglomerate, Humptalumpta, Misuvelia, Hyperbanus, Sea Ghost, CedieRKing, Quranite, The United States of Romania, Alsace and Lorraine United, Amauri, Maott, East Darlown Zamatraporia, Jalyort Empire, Aenglaland, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, El Fiji Grande, I am the one who knocks, Arstungry, Kokomo Island, Montarc, Babacar, MinaFederal, Blackphir, Dellengard, German Holy Roman Empire, Kobagia, Bananaaaaa, Dar es Saalam, Copria, Abrickhouse, Wilkshire, Yummy Blubber, Democritus, The Discipled, Yarecir, Amestris-Britannia, Zeno-sama, The Holy Lands of Namiir, Tarr-Nation, Aerovea, Ostrolia, Itallitopia, Anocanda, Dattlovia, Rosewood-, Lionia, Marxist Luxembourg, The Rhein States, The Pantheons, Northbay, The Most Freedom Ever, New Bremerton, Acrabinnia, Pleroma Sans Romans, Lunallian, Mtzkekizustania, Loptous, McAncapland, Kranostav, Jpia, Tyroshh, The Black Cathedral, Gawdzendia, Ethereal Expanse, Novum Syndicate, New Pruessen, Mareor, The Serdey Islands, Zastunia Free State, Spartoptia, Newrun, Free Erenia, Gurou, Ostrinios, Newpromisedland, United Kahndaq, Niradans, Wisconsota, Cinnibar, Australis Terra, SchoolHouse Rock, Katschekistan, Timarah, AGoodPlace, Transyania, Potatolandium, Fun time land of Fun, National Goats, Votak Matim, Vincone Cae, Boltang, Utopotia, Elysium and Palaven, Magic Genovia, Oshonia, United Asgardian States, Sinelona, Uganda Knuckles UK, Atomic Industry Islands, Scatologia, Adkins Station, Asgardira, North Bratislava, The Windmilluminati, Omnistria, Dreadton, Aurumos, Lotion Empire, Kasazzastan, Gorlan Ruins, Maovale, Papika, Daedric Stellar Empire, Warsaw-Halicz, Machendel, Democratu, Stat Artha, Avemterra, Guer Aike, The Notorious Mad Jack, Federation Terra Australis, Xagill, Piptaimerfulopia, Napnomadia, Ninjak30, Severisen, Sheldanada, Bearical, Kalimora Aire, Australiland, United North American, Valhalla123, Zumlandia, Hong Kong Empire, The Realm of Dorne, Great Solordia, Kulgatha, Black Templares, Cam Zazi, Steraz, Ara Antrizuls, Torakuen, The South Falls, Partax, New Eleria, Dercia, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Analomink, Pasargad, INTEGRAL, COCONUT-CITY, Tranquillitas Ingenii, Paradisia Heavenlonia Stralisian Union, Alunya, Orado, Joodey, Targow, Crown Isles, Bridgett, The Sinclarian Provinces, The Mike Roctafinserland, Justanistan, Zemnaya Svoboda, Ieprus, Revolutionary Sealand, Renzic, and 1 very fast endotarter.

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