by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,208th Most Influential: 2,971st Most Cheerful Citizens: 11,408th
The Disputed Territories of
Democratic Socialists
The hamster is dead, but the wheel is spinning
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Fair
Political Freedom
Below Average

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The Disputed Territories of Nisastria is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Temalton the Great with an even hand, and notable for its state-planned economy, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 1.24 billion Nisastrians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rhotob. The average income tax rate is 68.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Nisastrian economy, worth 42.7 trillion bitcoins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Basket Weaving, and Tourism. Average income is 34,411 bitcoins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government has begun selling heroin and ecstasy to help fund its projects, drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking, Red Cross demand for body bags is rising while sutures go unused, and the nightly news reports prosaically on the government blindly throwing money at despotic kidnappers. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Nisastria's national animal is the merkat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Nisastria is ranked 35,277th in the world and 1,730th in The North Pacific for Smartest Citizens, with 41.5 Quips Per Hour.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,208thTop
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Most Influential: 2,971stTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 11,408thNicest Citizens: 13,134thMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,477thMost Secular: 14,966th
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 591st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 716th in the regionNicest Citizens: 717th in the regionMost Influential: 744th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 752nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 752nd in the region

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