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Most Influential: 4,530thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,699thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,316th
The Second Kingdom of
Corrupt Dictatorship
A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss.
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Flatstone

Population2.611 billion

CapitalSzlād
LeaderDag Von Stone
FaithGeologism

CurrencySand Dollar
AnimalPet Rock

The Second Kingdom of Flatstone is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Dag Von Stone with an iron fist, and notable for its infamous sell-swords, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical population of 2.611 billion Stonians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Healthcare, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Szlād. The average income tax rate is 66.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Stonish economy, worth 281 trillion Sand Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 107,682 Sand Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Pandemics are over and done with by the time it takes to pass the nation's stringent border security, immigrant herding has become a national pastime, tourists need only sign on the dotted line to become citizens, and government statistics suggest 115% of the population love Dag Von Stone. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Flatstone's national animal is the Pet Rock, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Geologism.

Flatstone is ranked 218,163rd in the world and 248th in Anteria for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.7 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 15,316thMost Compassionate Citizens: 15,324thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,171stLargest Retail Industry: 16,253rdMost Subsidized Industry: 16,298thMost Developed: 16,900thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,802ndLongest Average Lifespans: 20,007thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 20,171stMost Efficient Economies: 20,587thMost Secular: 20,819thNicest Citizens: 21,313thLowest Crime Rates: 24,456thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 24,633rdHighest Drug Use: 25,190thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 25,651stLargest Publishing Industry: 26,533rdMost Corrupt Governments: 26,552nd
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Highest Drug Use: 10th in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 26th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 30th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 31st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 34th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 35th in the region

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