by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,693rd Most Pacifist: 3,853rd Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,234th
The Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Taigi no tame no gisei to nare!
D'Argo Crichton
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population986 million

CapitalAizu Hanshi
LeaderD'Argo Crichton


The Republic of Choushuu is a huge, safe nation, ruled by D'Argo Crichton with a fair hand, and notable for its state-planned economy, infamous sell-swords, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 986 million Roushis love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, although Administration, Healthcare, and Environment are also considered important, while Spirituality and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Aizu Hanshi. The average income tax rate is 80.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Choushuuan economy, worth 104 trillion Ryous a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Cheese Exports. Average income is an impressive 105,680 Ryous, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites, sleeping on the job is recommended, the art of conversation has been rediscovered, and protests are legal but strictly supervised. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Choushuu's national animal is the Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Choushuu is ranked 152,726th in the world and 5,693rd in The East Pacific for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring -8.53 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,693rdMost Pacifist: 3,853rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,234thMost Influential: 4,547thSafest: 5,345thMost Secular: 5,835thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,729thHealthiest Citizens: 7,087thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,330thNicest Citizens: 7,352ndLowest Crime Rates: 7,979thMost Developed: 8,324thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,762ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,816thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,941stBest Weather: 9,264thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,283rdLongest Average Lifespans: 9,440thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,475thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,662ndMost Cultured: 10,141stMost Inclusive: 10,517thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,351stHighest Poor Incomes: 11,638thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,991stMost Subsidized Industry: 12,261stHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,900thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,530thSmartest Citizens: 13,846thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,459thLargest Governments: 15,530thMost Income Equality: 16,594th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 78th in the regionMost Pacifist: 110th in the regionSafest: 142nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 175th in the regionMost Secular: 176th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 183rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 189th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 196th in the regionNicest Citizens: 203rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 208th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 229th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 234th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 236th in the regionMost Developed: 242nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 243rd in the regionMost Cultured: 258th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 259th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 260th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 262nd in the regionBest Weather: 269th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 277th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 279th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 296th in the regionMost Inclusive: 303rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 305th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 309th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 323rd in the regionMost Influential: 335th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 370th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 380th in the regionLargest Governments: 386th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 515th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 519th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Choushuu was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Following new legislation in Choushuu, protests are legal but strictly supervised.
  • : Following new legislation in Choushuu, the art of conversation has been rediscovered.
  • : Following new legislation in Choushuu, sleeping on the job is recommended.
  • : Following new legislation in Choushuu, retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites.
  • : Following new legislation in Choushuu, country folk are sent to obligatory boarding schools to learn how to be civilized.
  • : Following new legislation in Choushuu, the pursuit of wanted criminals ends at the entrance of the pay'n'spray garage as police refuse to enter any private property.
  • : Following new legislation in Choushuu, earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss.
  • : Following new legislation in Choushuu, workers have seized control of the economy.
  • : Choushuu was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".


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