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Most Secular: 1,247thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,716thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,443rd
The United Socialist States of
Iron Fist Consumerists
You Can't Stop Progress
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Powerhouse
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Crustand

Population986 million

Currencycubit
Animaldinosaur

The United Socialist States of Crustand is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its frequent executions, pith helmet sales, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 986 million Crustandians 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 enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 91.2%.

The powerhouse Crustandian economy, worth 145 trillion cubits 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, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing and Information Technology. 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 impressive 147,066 cubits, with the richest citizens earning 9.3 times as much as the poorest.

The nation's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas, immigrant Maxtopians are routinely sold on popular internet auction sites, voting is compulsory, and colleges adhere to rigid ethnic quotas for admissions. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Crustand's national animal is the dinosaur, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Crustand is ranked 236,136th in the world and 488th in The Leftist Assembly for Least Corrupt Governments, with 30.37 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,716thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,443rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,472ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,149thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,587thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,985thMost Influential: 6,033rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,542ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,520thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,948thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,360thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,390thLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,962ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,021stMost Beautiful Environments: 9,854thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,935thLargest Black Market: 10,664thLargest Governments: 11,499thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 12,480thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,744thBest Weather: 13,876thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,166thHighest Average Incomes: 14,831stSmartest Citizens: 19,635thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,587thMost Valuable International Artwork: 23,968th
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Most Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11th in the regionMost Secular: 14th in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 25th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 30th in the regionMost Conservative: 46th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 48th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Crustand was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Crustand was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Crustand, colleges adhere to rigid ethnic quotas for admissions.
  • : Following new legislation in Crustand, voting is compulsory.
  • : Following new legislation in Crustand, immigrant Maxtopians are routinely sold on popular internet auction sites.
  • : Crustand was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
  • : Following new legislation in Crustand, the nation's navy has been named the scourge of the seven thousand seas.
  • : Following new legislation in Crustand, weird or unusual crimes merit cruel and unusual punishments.
  • : Following new legislation in Crustand, unpopular cops are fired at a moment's notice by the citizens they police.
  • : Following new legislation in Crustand, police wait behind troop deployments in order to shoot deserters.

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