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Most Authoritarian: 6,520th Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 13,197th Most Extreme: 14,956th
The Dictatorship of
Psychotic Dictatorship
oh yeah yeah
Influence
Truckler
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Cool Stairs

Population29 million

Currencyguy
AnimalThe LOL

The Dictatorship of Cool Stairs is a small, orderly nation, notable for its keen interest in outer space, ubiquitous missile silos, and punitive income tax rates. The cynical population of 29 million Lusitanians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 52.4%.

The sizeable but inefficient Cool Stairsian economy, worth 1.26 trillion guys a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Information Technology. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 43,573 guys, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.3 times as much as the poorest.

Lusitanians caught jaywalking often have their houses seized by the police, government popup ads are springing up like weeds, the government terminates employment with extreme prejudice, and fearful citizens watch their every move as does their government. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cool Stairs's national animal is the The LOL, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Cool Stairs is ranked 33,368th in the world and 18th in United States of UBG for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 3,031.81 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Most Authoritarian: 6,520thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 13,197thMost Extreme: 14,956thMost Conservative: 15,324thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,212th
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Most Authoritarian: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Extreme: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 5th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Cool Stairs was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extreme and Most Conservative.
  • : Cool Stairs's influence in United States of UBG fell from "Handshaker" to "Truckler".
  • : Cool Stairs published "Lusitanian expansion (sans style :b:)" (Bulletin: Policy).
  • : Cool Stairs published "Lusitanian expansion (sans style :b:)" (Factbook: Politics).
  • : Cool Stairs published "Lusitanian Claims #4" (Bulletin: Policy).
  • : Following new legislation in Cool Stairs, fearful citizens watch their every move as does their government.
  • : Following new legislation in Cool Stairs, the government terminates employment with extreme prejudice.
  • : Following new legislation in Cool Stairs, government popup ads are springing up like weeds.
  • : Following new legislation in Cool Stairs, Lusitanians caught jaywalking often have their houses seized by the police.
  • : Following new legislation in Cool Stairs, cheap textbooks have replaced coasters at college ragers.

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