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Most Income Equality: 4,794th
The United Socialist States of
Democratic Socialists
A cool head, a hot heart and clean hands
Civil Rights
Below Average
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Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky

Population6.231 billion


The United Socialist States of Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky is a colossal, safe nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. The democratic population of 6.231 billion Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinskyians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 45.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinskyian economy, worth 64.7 trillion Rubles 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, quite specialized black market in Trout Farming, Arms Manufacturing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Woodchip Exports. 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 10,377 Rubles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky's national animal is the Bear.

Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky is ranked 224,124th in the world and 7,884th in Lazarus for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 46.97 Whatever.

Most Income Equality: 4,794th
Most Income Equality: 174th in the region

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