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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,709thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,745thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,871st
The Empire of
Democratic Socialists
Strength through the people
Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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New Sistonia

Population2.687 billion

CapitalIsa
LeaderRafiq Emmereich
FaithAgnostic

CurrencyNew Sistonian Dollar
AnimalEagle

The Empire of New Sistonia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Rafiq Emmereich with an even hand, and remarkable for its aversion to nipples, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.687 billion New Sistonians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Isa. The average income tax rate is 75.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient New Sistonian economy, worth 313 trillion New Sistonian Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 116,824 New Sistonian Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Young soldiers are shocked to discover there are no 'safe spaces' on a battlefield, endocrinology is a rapidly growing field of study, government theft from poor artists to give to rich allies has been dubbed the "reverse Robin Hood" policy, and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Sistonia's national animal is the Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Agnostic.

New Sistonia is ranked 165,721st in the world and 73rd in New West Indies for Most Armed, with 0.14 Weapons Per Person.

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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,709thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,745thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,871stHealthiest Citizens: 11,036thMost Developed: 11,104thLowest Crime Rates: 11,509thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,456thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,633rdSafest: 14,164thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,706thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,213thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,458thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,823rdLargest Governments: 15,971stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,577thMost Cultured: 16,599thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,847thNudest: 16,916thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,946thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,048thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,118th
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : New Sistonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : New Sistonia lodged a message on the New West Indies Regional Message Board.
  • : New Sistonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : New Sistonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : New Sistonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : New Sistonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : New Sistonia lodged a message on the New West Indies Regional Message Board.
  • : New Sistonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector and Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : New Sistonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : New Sistonia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates and Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.

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