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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 5,520th Largest Information Technology Sector: 5,917th Most Corrupt Governments: 6,890th
The People's Democratic Republic of
Father Knows Best State
For the glory of all
Joseph Reed
Regional Influence
Envoy
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The People's Democratic Republic of New Ameri is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Joseph Reed with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, pith helmet sales, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.789 billion New Americans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Law & Order, and Industry are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Moscow. The average income tax rate is 72.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient New Amerian economy, worth 239 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 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 an impressive 134,136 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

The automotive industry soaks up huge government handouts, bike rage is all the rage, glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town, and military spending recently hit a new high. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Ameri's national animal is the Russian Horse, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Eastern Orthodox.

New Ameri is ranked 13,338th in the world and 5th in International Socialism for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 98.26 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 5,520thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,917thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,890thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,242ndTop
10%
Most Scientifically Advanced: 8,588thLargest Black Market: 10,366thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,478thLargest Retail Industry: 11,107thLowest Crime Rates: 11,225thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,665thMost Efficient Economies: 13,338thLargest Mining Sector: 13,391stMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,564thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,149thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,664thLargest Governments: 14,823rdHighest Average Incomes: 15,025th
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5%
Largest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionTop
10%
Most Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6th in the regionMost Conservative: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : New Ameri was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry and Most Efficient Economies.
  • : New Ameri changed its national animal to "Russian Horse" and its currency to "Credit".
  • : Following new legislation in New Ameri, military spending recently hit a new high.
  • : Following new legislation in New Ameri, glittering new sports stadiums adorn every city and town.
  • : Following new legislation in New Ameri, bike rage is all the rage.
  • : Following new legislation in New Ameri, the automotive industry soaks up huge government handouts.
  • : New Ameri was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in New Ameri, the sound of wooden legs echo throughout New Ameri after the recent introduction of the Foot Tax.
  • : New Ameri was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in New Ameri, the government's stance on marriage is 'Let New Americans marry themselves'.

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