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Rudest Citizens: 3,577thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,694thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,269th
The Union of
New York Times Democracy
Unitatis per contactum
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Cybernetic Socialist Republics

Population6.209 billion

CapitalWashington
LeaderPresident William B Draeger

CurrencyCredits
AnimalEagle

The Union of Cybernetic Socialist Republics is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by President William B Draeger with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, keen interest in outer space, and soft-spoken computers. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 6.209 billion Americans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Washington. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 48.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Cybernetic Socialist Republicsian economy, worth 893 trillion Credits 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 slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Soda Sales. 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 143,836 Credits, with the richest citizens earning 5.9 times as much as the poorest.

The most penniless demographics have by far the highest number of researchers per capita, mandatory updates on software drivers often bring life to a halt, the new electoral law has been nicknamed 'Jim Eagle', and children must be board certified to append "Jr" to their name. Crime is totally unknown. Cybernetic Socialist Republics's national animal is the Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Cybernetic Socialist Republics is ranked 19,126th in the world and 62nd in The Internationale for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 5,704.83 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

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Rudest Citizens: 3,577thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,694thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,269thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,328thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,215thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,324thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,585thLargest Retail Industry: 12,490thHighest Disposable Incomes: 12,773rdTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,927thMost Efficient Economies: 16,726thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,987thHighest Average Incomes: 17,158thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,512thMost Inclusive: 18,672ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,855thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,937thMost Developed: 18,966thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,126thSmartest Citizens: 20,558thLargest Black Market: 20,635thMost Cultured: 21,016thMost Secular: 21,243rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 23,125thLargest Publishing Industry: 23,814thHighest Food Quality: 23,829thHighest Economic Output: 25,237thMost Influential: 25,517thLargest Governments: 25,991st
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Rudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 10th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 11th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11th in the regionMost Armed: 13th in the regionFattest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Avoided: 13th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionMost Average: 18th in the region

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