by Max Barry

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Nudest: 474th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 659th Most Influential: 1,223rd
The Republic of
Democratic Socialists
Bonitas non est pessimis esse meliorem
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Very Good

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend


Population1.696 billion

LeaderPavlo Uino


The Republic of Cruzh is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Pavlo Uino with an even hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, frequent executions, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 1.696 billion Cruzhians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cruzhico. The average income tax rate is 67.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Cruzhian economy, worth 279 trillion Cruzhmarks 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 a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Retail, 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 an impressive 164,689 Cruzhmarks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

An inkwell of goats' blood is supplied on school desks across the nation, the military has forsaken terrestrial warfare, sections of the police receive paramilitary training, and photographers can be found hiding behind the curtains in Pavlo Uino's bedroom. Crime is totally unknown. Cruzh's national animal is the Cruzger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Cruzh is ranked 28,782nd in the world and 1,212th in The North Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 2,773.5 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Nudest: 474thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 659thMost Influential: 1,223rdTop
Largest Retail Industry: 3,129thLargest Black Market: 7,130thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,639thHighest Drug Use: 8,234thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 9,346thHighest Average Incomes: 9,425thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,526thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,626thMost Efficient Economies: 9,739thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,931stMost Secular: 12,604thRudest Citizens: 13,286thMost Inclusive: 13,542ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,745thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,829thMost Corrupt Governments: 13,868thMost Developed: 13,954thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,730thSmartest Citizens: 14,890thMost Cultured: 15,610thLargest Governments: 15,859thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,122ndLargest Mining Sector: 17,610thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 18,019th
Nudest: 8th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 145th in the regionLargest Black Market: 184th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 318th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 405th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 407th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 424th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 447th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 453rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 477th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 478th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 479th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 484th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 485th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 521st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 550th in the regionRudest Citizens: 594th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 639th in the regionMost Secular: 642nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 645th in the regionLargest Governments: 705th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 729th in the regionMost Developed: 764th in the regionMost Cultured: 768th in the regionMost Inclusive: 785th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 785th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 823rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 992nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Cruzh, photographers can be found hiding behind the curtains in Pavlo Uino's bedroom.
  • : Following new legislation in Cruzh, sections of the police receive paramilitary training.
  • : Following new legislation in Cruzh, the military has forsaken terrestrial warfare.
  • : Following new legislation in Cruzh, an inkwell of goats' blood is supplied on school desks across the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Cruzh, sleazy politicans exploit the Parliamentary Code of Conduct to purge their rivals.
  • : Cruzh was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Following new legislation in Cruzh, Pavlo Uino's new socialist government gets its policy advice from teenagers.
  • : Following new legislation in Cruzh, only adults may purchase violent video games.
  • : Following new legislation in Cruzh, children aren't allowed to chew their pencils until they get home from school.
  • : Following new legislation in Cruzh, burial ceremonies have become as routinised as tax forms.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 146 » Notyoutopia, Shin-Hachioji, Yaorozu, South Grand Mountain, Siwale, Great Bights Mum, Buckerino, Kelvaros Prime, AdyLand, Diodone, I Am Bad At Naming Nations, HMS Unicorn, Selfgradatude, Anima Proxa, Pallaith, Republic of Dixie, Holy Oranz, Seven Hills, McMasterdonia, Tharissus, Sheppey, Bharathvarsh, Shadowrik, Euginus, Friently, Sil Dorsett, Cloydicia, Che Sana Und, Sankami, The Lancerian Empire, Lord Ravenclaw, Aerilia, PlanetPunk, The Iron Lions, Bayern-Straubing, Ainsworth, Pakistan 001, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Amerian States, Territorio di Nessuno, American MapleStory, Tredano, General COE, Xentherida, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Beodarasc, Khorazan, Corfad, Thenaca, and 96 others.Lionia, Inorganic Tomb Thing, Kwaj, The The Bierands, SillyString, Phillywob, Panama Coalition, Weehay, Celebia, Wodan, New Lakemba, Ice and Tinian, Aroa, Tee Googly Coffee Me, Forunte, Unsophisticate, The Syca, Sunto, Necromonia, Staics, Wineclaw, Destroedor, Prevaland, Victoriaans Nederlands, Midds Conia, Unimaginable Doom, Avornica, Apetopia, Agrauron, Mzeusia, Hexago, Gladio II, Malvad, Mercy Land, NatsukiLand, The Free Californian People, Merconitonitopia, Ozstan, Lungha, Astal Aavors, Elhomna, SchoolHouse Rock, Legique, Zedeya, Abunenin, Eglise Sainte Eve, A Terribly Charismatic Duck, Illusia and Neverendia, Xagill, Novo England, Ilisseia, Alsatian Island, Pop Prorp, Guslantis, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Puczovska, Malta Comino Gozo, Lake Flotillas, Frances Francis the First of France, The Mazur Empire, Ceretis, Ktyria, Canada GR, Montroyale, Morlanka, Atain, LaKronia, Pandessiand, Nueava Libertalia, Phoronu, Natorik, Mirandako Herri Errepublika, Old Republic of Greece, Omicron Persei V111, Wesley Republic, Albacria, Freienland, Zyvetskistaahn, ThE eNd oF eE, Mordant99, Dodione, Benolia, Republican Pacific Islands, Kingdom of Space, Shibutani, Q w e r t y, Vyxia, Sallanas, The Oceanic Lands, Yukti, Underground Techno, Viridiann, AGoodPlace, THX1138, FLARADESTRA, and Californian Redwood.

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