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Most Influential: 1,007thMost Patriotic: 1,108thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,463rd
The Democratic States of
Iron Fist Consumerists
United In Honesty, Integrity, Simplicity.
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Council of America

Population3.08 billion

CapitalWashington DC
LeaderPresident Wiemold
FaithAtheism

CurrencyDollar
AnimalEagle

The Democratic States of Council of America is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Wiemold with an iron fist, and notable for its infamous sell-swords, keen interest in outer space, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 3.08 billion Americans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Washington DC. The average income tax rate is 96.3%.

The frighteningly efficient American economy, worth 684 trillion Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Trout Farming. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 222,370 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss, scientists spend more time enduring government inspections than they do on actual science, TV shows must meet strict ethnicity quotas, and arthritic citizens seem underrepresented at royal meet-and-greets. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Council of America's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Atheism.

Council of America is ranked 3,041st in the world and 65th in The Communist Bloc for Highest Poor Incomes, with 175,290.14 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Influential: 1,007thMost Patriotic: 1,108thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,463rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,578thMost Secular: 1,805thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,828thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,995thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,417thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 2,707thLowest Crime Rates: 2,824thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,013thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,041stHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,219thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,343rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,489thLargest Governments: 4,615thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,626thHighest Average Incomes: 5,572ndLongest Average Lifespans: 5,968thLargest Black Market: 6,297thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,999thMost Developed: 7,355thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,395thHealthiest Citizens: 8,210thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,920thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,501stMost Subsidized Industry: 9,988thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,607thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,846thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,888thMost Efficient Economies: 11,574thHighest Food Quality: 12,051stSmartest Citizens: 12,199thMost Cultured: 13,094thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 15,481stLargest Welfare Programs: 16,942ndMost Inclusive: 17,365thLargest Mining Sector: 18,729thMost Authoritarian: 21,560th
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Patriotic: 10th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16th in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Black Market: 20th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 23rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 24th in the regionMost Influential: 32nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 54th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 55th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 58th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 65th in the regionMost Secular: 67th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 85th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 87th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 88th in the regionLargest Governments: 99th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 116th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 116th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 119th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 121st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 126th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 135th in the regionMost Stationary: 137th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 146th in the regionMost Developed: 163rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 168th in the region

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 120 » Kethania, Vulga, Marxmeans, The Workers Union of Habsburg-Lorraine, Parangaba, New Soviet States of America, Shamian, Karelianastan, Phallas, The Reunification of Korea, Rubumba, United States of Stalinia, Uinted Communist of Africa, Bibliophilius, North Fluedan, GreatUnion of Soviet Socialist Republics, Illeron, Old Mare, Debordan, Socialist Heronia, A Post-Apocalyptic Wasteland, Cassaracen, The United Kindom under Socialist Rule, -Gregoria, Picuros, Dolarik, Itilien, Solova, Tewi, Saint Shepard, Soviet Felines, Rothnia, Saorta, Seungli, Rezsia, Maxuus, Federal Republic of Rogarland, Therlica, Ganjallia, Floreznia, Huelistan, Dudaev, Doultrenia, Konzhov, Bruzzundunga, Slakchtreen, Lilshire, Thebrin, Berlin Commune, Grebanistan, and 70 others.Artotzkan, Tranbian, Mallissa, Brauengen, United States of Buffaloia, Kheltchistan, Feyrisshire, Councilist Communes, Green Briar, Soviet State of Covernant, South Merwervader Islands, Pangeaeae, Timofeyland, Mycenaean United States, The Aquaria, Kominis, Sheathimony, Raresun, Tastiana, Wice, Techno Socialystiche, East Shancia, Bryophia, Hispania Lusitana, Heltacto, Nouvelle-Louisbourg, Crobia Che Lambur, Hirmuvaltaa, Lukulongo, SFRYugosalvia, Relunsk people republic, Greater Hongshan, Estau, The Steephills, Omafana, Azad Hindustan, Krestyana, Afronovia, Great Lakes Nations, Sodoran Alesia, The Achterhoek, Socialist Balkon, The Movion, Pogging Through The Pain, Comuny, People freedom China, Flying-Penguins, Rouvenor, Arztotskiya, Jus Publicum Europaeum, Europa Volksdemokratisch Sozialistisch, Transbiansylvania, The Communist regime of Sovietchina, Malev, Nadezhda Rodina, Name Redacted, Canadian Democratic Republics, Ma pi kulupu, Boyarkinskaya, Philantopian, Exania, The Transmanian Islands, Bovad, Ugriasau, West Vinistan, Borealian Communes, Czecho-Slovakian Union, RSSFR, Manchukurun, and Democratic-Socialists.

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