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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 99th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 406th Lowest Crime Rates: 430th
The Allied States of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Labor, Strength, Progress
Aleksandr Bebek
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Polkopia

Population18.096 billion

CapitalPeeto
LeaderAleksandr Bebek
FaithOrthodoxy

CurrencyPolkopian Dollar
AnimalBear

The Allied States of Polkopia is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Aleksandr Bebek with an iron fist, and notable for its closed borders, strictly enforced bedtime, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 18.096 billion Polkopians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Peeto. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Polkopian economy, worth a remarkable 3,988 trillion Polkopian Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Furniture Restoration, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 220,384 Polkopian Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Conscripts often volunteer for a second tour of duty so they can get a ticket to next year's Army Revue, coffee cups have grown in size to accommodate the huge ingredients list, foreign musicians that Aleksandr Bebek dislikes are turned away at the border, and any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Polkopia's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Orthodoxy.

Polkopia is ranked 3,450th in the world and 2nd in Esportiva for Most Developed, scoring 94.3 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 99thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 406thLowest Crime Rates: 430thMost Advanced Public Transport: 466thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 706thHighest Average Tax Rates: 737thLargest Governments: 771stMost Corrupt Governments: 991stHealthiest Citizens: 994thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,118thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,249thSafest: 1,639thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 2,168thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,247thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,420thMost Developed: 3,450thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,838thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,193rdHighest Average Incomes: 4,304thBest Weather: 4,613thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,043rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,334thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,609thLargest Populations: 6,572ndSmartest Citizens: 8,133rdLongest Average Lifespans: 8,138thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,187thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 9,779thMost Efficient Economies: 12,308thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,914thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14,779thMost Conservative: 15,418thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,265th
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Highest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Conservative: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the region

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  • : Polkopia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Safest.
  • : Polkopia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Polkopia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Polkopia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
  • : Polkopia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Polkopia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Polkopia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Polkopia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Polkopia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Polkopia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Conservative.

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