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Largest Retail Industry: 58th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 228th Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 258th
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Choistan

Population4.975 billion

CapitalChoistan City

Currencyshekel
Animalhoney badger

The Dictatorship of Choistan is a massive, cultured nation, remarkable for its pith helmet sales, daily referendums, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 4.975 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. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 66.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Choistanian economy, worth a remarkable 2,191 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 an amazing 440,428 shekels, with the richest citizens earning 7.3 times as much as the poorest.

It is illegal to have the wrong clock time showing on your microwave oven, rundown towns are frequently sold to billionaires for their pet projects, the nation's youth would rather watch paint dry than the news, and the suicide rate mysteriously skyrockets during census years. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Choistan's national animal is the honey badger, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Choistan is ranked 184,899th in the world and 10,268th in The North Pacific for Most Eco-Friendly Governments, scoring -24.7 on the Dolphin Recycling Awareness Index.

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Largest Retail Industry: 58thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 228thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 258thMost Subsidized Industry: 268thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 285thHighest Average Incomes: 321stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 387thMost Influential: 434thLargest Black Market: 521stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 540thRudest Citizens: 755thLargest Information Technology Sector: 764thLargest Mining Sector: 959thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,110thMost Avoided: 1,119thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,185thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,249thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,342ndLargest Insurance Industry: 1,469thFattest Citizens: 1,521stLargest Publishing Industry: 1,662ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,803rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,825thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,950thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,264thMost Cultured: 2,332ndSmartest Citizens: 2,418thLargest Governments: 2,422ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,452ndHighest Poor Incomes: 2,641stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,328thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,762ndHighest Economic Output: 4,448thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,761stMost Advanced Public Education: 4,798thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,339thMost Efficient Economies: 6,437thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,734thMost Secular: 8,161stMost Rebellious Youth: 8,599thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 9,476thLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,461stHighest Drug Use: 12,798thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,613thMost Stationary: 14,627th
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Largest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 11th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Black Market: 15th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 19th in the regionMost Avoided: 29th in the regionRudest Citizens: 33rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 35th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 39th in the regionFattest Citizens: 40th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 42nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 42nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 42nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 50th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 55th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 65th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 65th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 65th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 66th in the regionLargest Governments: 94th in the regionMost Cultured: 100th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 101st in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 112th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 112th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 118th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 129th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 140th in the regionMost Influential: 140th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 151st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 177th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 206th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 213th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 229th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 301st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 327th in the regionMost Stationary: 377th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 417th in the regionMost Secular: 420th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 523rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 543rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 607th in the regionLargest Populations: 651st in the regionNudest: 768th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 283 » Lionia, Notyoutopia, Ceretis, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Guslantis, SillyString, HMS Unicorn, 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, Yeraennus, Felpolandia, The Galactic Triumvirate, Sadakoyama, Surrus, Diodone, Plumas, Kubrostavsria, Athenian Coalition, Xentherida, Sil Dorsett, Arrivederci, Holtklava, Dadastan Archipelago, Shadowrik, ShortBusCrashed, The Rossinite Empire, Great Bights Mum, Lemonbiscuits, Avalon, Republic of Dixie, Gorinchem and Hoog-Hoornaar, Holy Oranz, Sankami, Esplandia, Ostrekoj, American MapleStory, and 233 others.Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Wineclaw, Malta Comino Gozo, Senatra, HereIsPotato, Celreostia, Unsophisticate, Isimud, Calamazo, Siwale, Indereac Lanx, Halcon siveriano, Colony of lasting Hopes, Chukstik Illahi, Karazan, SchoolHouse Rock, Republic of Destiny, Kingdom of Space, Vazali, Alice Gardens, The Kyziban Islands, Elevation, Lord Ravenclaw, Southern Stroraia, Tharissus, Omicron Persei V111, Thenaca, New Chilokver, Mercy Land, Ainsworth, Pallaith, PlanetPunk, Kwaj, Southern Allican, Amerian States, Kelvaros Prime, Kyrianian, BrightFutures, Puczovska, General COE, Tianqing, Spherus Magna Imperium, Valenair, Walter Jackson, Rouene, Vszeklina, RoosterTeeth, Yurc, Friently, The Lugansk Republic, Shin-Hachioji, Merconitonitopia, Koda-Land, Panama Coalition, Palisede, Renetopia, Lamexanope, McMasterdonia, Forunte, Yukti, Sheppey, Prevaland, Dutchyland, Prospit, Bothia, Boggovia, Beodarasc, Pradovnia, The Teddy, Montroyale, Romanian Land, Buckerino, Arquan, Ribbleton, The Happily Oppressed, Seven Hills, Euginus, Cloydicia, The Akhara Islands, The Lancerian Empire, Bayern-Straubing, ZimRobwe, Aerilia, The Iron Lions, Yaris, Dodione, Pakistan 001, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Territorio di Nessuno, New Rivia, Tredano, Corfad, Qactana, The The Bierands, Weehay, Wodan, Ice and Tinian, Aroa, Pria Xennes, Tee Googly Coffee Me, The Free Californian People, ThE eNd oF eE, The Syca, Avornica, Destroedor, Victoriaans Nederlands, Prydania, Midds Conia, Krakovhia, Anarchy for people, Agrauron, Mzeusia, Xinchao, Gladio II, RedRunele, Malvad, NatsukiLand, Get Away From Me, Ozstan, CurryIndia, Astal Aavors, Paxiosolange, Wunderstrafanstalt, Elhomna, Lungha, Justinisches Reich, Corutsca, Aningem Atron, Abunenin, Eglise Sainte Eve, Outer Egorniand, A Terribly Charismatic Duck, Illusia and Neverendia, Xagill, Alsatian Island, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Lake Flotillas, Khorazan, The Mazur Empire, Nueava Libertalia, Kolorland, Osburmergortionadocaopia, Morlanka, Imbizi, Atain, TerranulliuZ, Braussland, New Seaview Cove, Mordant99, Phoronu, Chamocha, Albacria, Antiyard, Ediola, Mirandako Herri Errepublika, Wesley Republic, The Austro Germanic Union, Ka Ching, Freienland, Zyvetskistaahn, New Fingland, Benolia, Alluviana, AGoodPlace, Thoets, Q w e r t y, Shibutani, Republican Pacific Islands, The Oceanic Lands, Habeseh, Underground Techno, Govornia, THX1138, Lower Nubia, Californian Redwood, HOW TO GET YOURSELF BANNED FROM NS, Constantinolia, Viridiann, Ayylienz, Jontopiary, Sakaryata, Pizza Squared, Snoodum, Semailand, Atheenos, Northern Glory, Llwy, Former English Colony, Killbear, Kylesburgh, Highton Islands, United Draconia, Insemme Nation, BosqueLandia, Empy, Isla don Atla, Avgrunden, Takumisan, New Trisone, Britain v3, Northern United Arkadia, Siegsylvania, The Gamer Party, Inlitore, Free Culture, Racoda, Eravonia, Veskaleine, Deropia, Whereisthatistan, Shentia, Pauxia, Grimrholm, Walist, Sacrento, Malphe, Suicidistan, Sanjurika, Sevmenika, The Mace Kingdom, Jest Xerces, Hitipeuw, Krujan, The South Falls, Terrabedda, Zeternia, Ethnon, Oolah kooshie, Varagog, The Windmilluminati, Sosash, and Sundred.

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