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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,511th Most Influential: 1,876th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,783rd
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Ciggie Smallistan

Population3.185 billion



The People's Republic of Ciggie Smallistan is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Ixus with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 3.185 billion Ciggie Smallistanians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of OOO-FS. The average income tax rate is 73.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Ciggie Smallistanian economy, worth 374 trillion ISKS a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 117,469 ISKS, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation grinds to a halt for afternoon tea, ethnic minorities are often refused admission to some of the nation's best schools, it turns out that you actually can put a price on intangible cultural heritage, and popular cartoon characters frequently appear in government-sponsored PSAs reminding students to say no to drugs. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ciggie Smallistan's national animal is the Rat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Hammerite.

Ciggie Smallistan is ranked 153,695th in the world and 5,928th in The East Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -89.05 on the Hayek Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,511thTop
Most Influential: 1,876thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,783rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,141stTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,580thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,608thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,127thLowest Crime Rates: 10,140thMost Cultured: 10,475thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,012thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,540thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,339thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,830thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,172ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,305thLargest Governments: 16,360thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,595thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,913th
Most Influential: 104th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 124th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 148th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 159th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 212th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 222nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 239th in the regionMost Cultured: 263rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 264th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 286th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 314th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 341st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 389th in the regionMost Stationary: 394th in the regionLargest Governments: 401st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 407th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 413th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 414th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 433rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 465th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 491st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 495th in the regionLargest Populations: 528th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 563rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 599th in the region

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