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Largest Black Market: 384thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 515thLargest Agricultural Sector: 779th
The Pan-Rusinian Confederation of
Democratic Socialists
Vesem ya Kotyman
Influence
Dealmaker
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Good

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Nocturnalis

Population22.433 billion

CapitalNeustri
LeaderSivir II Celreos
FaithVerunism

CurrencyNomisem
AnimalCorvid

The Pan-Rusinian Confederation of Nocturnalis is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Sivir II Celreos with an even hand, and notable for its pith helmet sales, unlimited-speed roads, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 22.433 billion Nocts are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Neustri. The average income tax rate is 70.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Noctish economy, worth a remarkable 6,694 trillion Nomisems 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. 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 amazing 298,418 Nomisems, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens are tied down and forced to watch educational videos on empathy, digital novelty coins make for surprising vanguards of the revolution, all telephone traffic is monitored for 'national security reasons', and the new foreign policy is "why bother invading neighbours when they can be bought wholesale?". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Nocturnalis's national animal is the Corvid, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Verunism.

Nocturnalis is ranked 9,802nd in the world and 2nd in New Sovereign Charter for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 7,741.52 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

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Largest Black Market: 384thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 515thLargest Agricultural Sector: 779thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 818thHighest Poor Incomes: 977thHighest Economic Output: 1,535thMost Devout: 1,560thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,906thMost Armed: 1,987thHighest Average Incomes: 2,348thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,459thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,582ndTop
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Most Patriotic: 3,149thRudest Citizens: 3,336thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,113thLargest Mining Sector: 4,665thSmartest Citizens: 4,948thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,260thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,564thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,630thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,652ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,216thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,282ndLargest Populations: 7,513thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,903rdMost Subsidized Industry: 9,802ndLargest Governments: 10,135thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,732ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,644thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 13,801stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,102ndHealthiest Citizens: 17,505thMost Developed: 17,593rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,640thMost Efficient Economies: 18,383rd
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Largest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Patriotic: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the region

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