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Highest Poor Incomes: 2ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 11thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13th
The Nomadic Legion of
Authoritarian Democracy
Avur Elohim, memshala, gam kavod!
Influence
Powerbroker
♢ Imperial Magister
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Cruciland

Population22.619 billion

CapitalKokhavkiryah
LeaderKeysar David Aryelev
FaithHistorical Christianity

CurrencyNiquda
Animalsabertoothed cheetah

The Nomadic Legion of Cruciland is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Keysar David Aryelev with an even hand, and notable for its parental licensing program, ritual sacrifices, and vat-grown people. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 22.619 billion Crucilandians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Administration also on the agenda, while International Aid isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kokhavkiryah. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Crucilandian economy, worth an astonishing 22,076 trillion Niqudas 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, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Book Publishing. 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 a breathtaking 975,997 Niqudas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers, vacationing Crucilandians expect to be treated as royalty, reporters who negatively comment on politicians' haircuts are cut from the news, and beaches are empty as the shark population multiplies exponentially. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Cruciland's national animal is the sabertoothed cheetah, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Historical Christianity.

Cruciland is ranked 34th in the world and 1st in Fifth Empire for Lowest Crime Rates, with 342.8 law-abiding acts per hour.

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Highest Poor Incomes: 2ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 11thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15thHighest Average Incomes: 18thLargest Black Market: 25thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 26thMost Patriotic: 27thLowest Crime Rates: 34thLargest Governments: 42ndMost Developed: 44thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 47thLongest Average Lifespans: 49thMost Advanced Public Education: 51stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 51stSmartest Citizens: 52ndMost Corrupt Governments: 69thMost Devout: 71stHighest Average Tax Rates: 76thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 78thHealthiest Citizens: 93rdHighest Economic Output: 98thMost Efficient Economies: 109thMost Subsidized Industry: 124thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 193rdMost Cultured: 214thMost Armed: 232ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 297thMost Advanced Public Transport: 360thMost Beautiful Environments: 534thLargest Insurance Industry: 601stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 632ndHighest Food Quality: 988thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,401stLargest Publishing Industry: 1,683rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,483rdRudest Citizens: 2,721stMost Influential: 2,833rdTop
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Most Income Equality: 3,424thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,941stLargest Retail Industry: 6,123rdLargest Mining Sector: 6,148thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,224thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,002ndLargest Populations: 12,185th
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Most Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Patriotic: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionNudest: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 7th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 10th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 12th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 12th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Cruciland lodged a message on the Fifth Empire Regional Message Board.
  • : Cruciland voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Declaration on Griefing".
  • : Cruciland voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Pre-Packaged Food Labels".
  • : Following new legislation in Cruciland, beaches are empty as the shark population multiplies exponentially.
  • : Following new legislation in Cruciland, reporters who negatively comment on politicians' haircuts are cut from the news.
  • : Following new legislation in Cruciland, vacationing Crucilandians expect to be treated as royalty.
  • : Following new legislation in Cruciland, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers.
  • : Following new legislation in Cruciland, policy reversals are more often graceful demi-détournés than u-turns.
  • : Following new legislation in Cruciland, five-year-olds chanting "Little Miss Muffet" are accused of bullying arachnophobes.
  • : Following new legislation in Cruciland, kindergartners love the free balloons that their schools give them.

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