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Largest Retail Industry: 15th Most Subsidized Industry: 105th Highest Average Incomes: 141st
The Dictatorship of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Choistan

Population7.126 billion

CapitalChoistan City

Currencyshekel
Animalhoney badger

The Dictatorship of Choistan is a colossal, cultured nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, sprawling nuclear power plants, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 7.126 billion Choistanians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Choistan City. The average income tax rate is 68.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Choistanian economy, worth a remarkable 4,034 trillion shekels a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Retail, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. Average income is a breathtaking 566,113 shekels, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Choistanians seem to be catching more chills, the police double as repo men, gay hospital patients are labelled with a pink triangle to alert staff of their substandard blood, and commemorative mugs remembering last year's Black Friday Crockery Riots are a best seller this year. Crime is totally unknown. Choistan's national animal is the honey badger, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Choistan is ranked 109,789th in the world and 6,019th in The North Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 14.5 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Largest Retail Industry: 15thMost Subsidized Industry: 105thHighest Average Incomes: 141stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 144thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 171stHighest Poor Incomes: 182ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 227thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 267thLargest Black Market: 283rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 289thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 409thLargest Mining Sector: 427thMost Corrupt Governments: 444thLargest Information Technology Sector: 446thRudest Citizens: 448thMost Influential: 454thMost Avoided: 636thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 697thFattest Citizens: 746thMost Scientifically Advanced: 773rdLargest Publishing Industry: 787thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 835thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,057thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,136thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,136thSmartest Citizens: 1,175thMost Cultured: 1,203rdMost Secular: 1,272ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,368thLargest Governments: 1,383rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,545thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 2,050thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,116thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,220thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,411thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,055thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,127thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,779thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,905thMost Efficient Economies: 5,783rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,003rdLowest Crime Rates: 6,441stTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 10,638thMost Stationary: 10,784thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,615thMost Armed: 14,733rd
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Most Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 9th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 10th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionMost Avoided: 18th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 22nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 24th in the regionFattest Citizens: 24th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 27th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 31st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 34th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 34th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 34th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 35th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 46th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 49th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 54th in the regionMost Cultured: 55th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 59th in the regionMost Secular: 62nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 76th in the regionLargest Governments: 78th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 79th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 81st in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 102nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 133rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 151st in the regionMost Influential: 156th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 184th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 190th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 213th in the regionMost Stationary: 255th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 282nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 314th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 430th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 493rd in the regionMost Armed: 563rd in the regionLargest Populations: 578th in the region

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