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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 395thMost Influential: 729thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,245th
The Small Yellow Sign of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Chugga Chugga, Chugga Chugga Chugga, Chugga Choo Choo!
Lokomotiv
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Railroad Crossing

Population2.684 billion

CapitalGrand Dieselton
LeaderLokomotiv
FaithTicketism

CurrencyChecker
AnimalTrain

The Small Yellow Sign of Railroad Crossing is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Lokomotiv with an even hand, and notable for its enslaved workforce, public floggings, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless, devout population of 2.684 billion Choo-Choos have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Grand Dieselton. The average income tax rate is 66.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Choo-Choo economy, worth 317 trillion Checkers a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 118,245 Checkers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Stores employing more than 100 employees are required to be at least twenty miles from any competitor, gift baskets often contain working nukes, the nation's prisons are touted as the best weight loss programs money can't buy, and the jackhammer is considered a tool of artistic criticism. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Railroad Crossing's national animal is the Train, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Ticketism.

Railroad Crossing is ranked 141,616th in the world and 5,378th in The North Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 691.11 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 395thMost Influential: 729thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,245thTop
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Most Devout: 5,106thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,372ndLargest Black Market: 8,433rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,179thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,206thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,575thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 11,065thLargest Mining Sector: 11,315thMost Efficient Economies: 14,540thMost Developed: 14,699thMost Patriotic: 15,004thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,442ndMost Inclusive: 16,547thMost Cultured: 16,758thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,874thHighest Food Quality: 19,582ndLongest Average Lifespans: 20,973rd
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 52nd in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 203rd in the regionMost Influential: 252nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 282nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 307th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 345th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 370th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 377th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 445th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 571st in the regionMost Patriotic: 591st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 597th in the regionRudest Citizens: 654th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 733rd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 294 » Ethnon, Koda-Land, Pallaith, The Rhein States, Great Bights Mum, Territorio di Nessuno, Hamerica, El Fiji Grande, The Calabash Protectorate, Omnistria, Selfgradatude, Corfad, The Iron Lions, Newpromisedland, Loutsland, Aeolist, Dar es Saalam, Orado, The Sinclarian Provinces, Notyoutopia, SORT, Yokciq Empire, Advancia-Sizzletown, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Dreadton, Mimia, Walter Jackson, Holy Oranz, Clan Spaniel, Kranostav, Fendlium, Seenvorland, Dakota Territories, Alamei, The Teddy, Former English Colony, Pigeonstan, Seanat, Sunto, Yaorozu, Yellops, Joodey, Zeternia, Lux Conos, Vincone Cae, Malta Comino Gozo, Miamington, Xyrron, Highton Islands, PotatoFarmers, and 244 others.Unimaginable Doom, Kartujia, Caselpania, Pokemanland, The Pantheons, Simone Republic, McMasterdonia, Animu Place, Nistriabar, The Canadian Peoples Republic, Xipher, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Libertania Democratica, Wineclaw, Amerian States, Siwale, Solcius, The Endless Eventide, Illusia and Neverendia, United Kahndaq, Moubarakistan, Eastern Cous Empria, Dangine, Napnomadia, Guer Aike, Prydania, Heilhum Imperius, Solskjar, Shibutani, Sil Dorsett, Wilkshire, Runeda, Picairn, Daiz, Khoik, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Votak Matim, Zemper Macro, Hardscrabble, The True Frog, WeKnow, United Island States of Southeast Asia, Nordic-British Union, North Bratislava, Lulubellia, Fascist Democracy, Ramiru, Cartures, Kim Da-mi, Drutopia Insomnia, Western Vapia, The Austro Germanic Union, Bend Mai, Quentiam Viventem, R libanon, The Tampa Bay Rays, East Supple Lund, Ver Testua, Aerilia, Visse, Vexilia, Arimbia, Tachycardia, Amblegreserland, Sikol, Ardretia, East Akra, Harjad, Zimmerdachen, TLTland, Aruvicion, 1 very fast endotarter, Loptous, Republica Guilleana, Outer Shenendoah, Demo Troplenia, Frances Francis the First of France, New Lakemba, Chips and Guac, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Morover, Cretox State, Ravendi, Empy, Unsophisticate, Liminyj, Brucklania, Kragsgale, Shadowrik, South Baba, Merconitonitopia, Itallitopia, Pleroma Sans Romans, Zokk, Batatoland Empire, A Salmon Named Harold, Draconian Progression, Fran Advar, Viridiann, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Pytong, Testnation223, Harmonypine, Valentine Z, Bankowiata, Jinju-Do, Pasargad, Nationeer, Pope Saint Peter the Apostle, The Stratosphere Islands, AGoodPlace, Desvios, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Konolas, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, Eraver, Free Culture, Daerlan, Alqulonde, Inspiratus, Laurendon, West Zebrupco Bageropirex, USSRITWILLWORK, Aetulia, Tir na Saoirse Alainn, Grue, Andanavia, Wooloo Unitedstrtes, The Serdey Islands, Simadoa, Strongwill, Ellbonnia, Loungdako, Nodnarb, Tvers, Chukstik Illahi, Climeria, Ozstan, The Jerichowan Country, Seijitsu, Blyskalia, Intion North, New Celoveniortan, Star Kingdom, Bharathvarsh, Joevala, Glurponia, Wisconsota, Feelonia, Xentherida, Que Lukustinardon, Planes, Darkmondoria, Zyvetskistaahn, The Mazur Empire, Galbadiana, Sachi, Zemnaya Svoboda, Vesteysia, The Republic of Free Peoples, Francois Isidore, Maott, Deseret-Moronia, Figyjharli, Wapistan, Cowbridge, Katuda, Travislavania, Communist Lukania, Weeeest viiiiirginiaaaa, Tringapore, Tyirza, Singamadri, Aryan Homeland, Svenskskit, Xagill, Steampunk Ariel, New Michag, Mon Island, Folenz, Neopie, Tsandonown, Nova Arcania, Greater Ale Permars, Ariele, Card Kingdom, Perikuresu, Sopernia, SouthCarolina, Bearical, Unshleepd, Jakit, Sahriastan, Capablanca, Lionia, Paradeavenlisian States, Joseph Joestar 2nd part, Tibus Heth, Nuronte, Venicea, Govornia, Praeceps, Texas States, Palgo, Anonim, Capitista, Dabarastan, AmManies, United Soviet State of North Amerika, Rising Sakura, ForestMythal, Shlama, Teothopia, Antonimus, Just Vibin, OF Emptiness, Oannia, Religioncord, Super Cool Liechtenstein, New Trisone, Tehmistan, Trodhyarika, Lemsrow, Omolon, Koletsia, Aguaria Major, Sundred, Volstaland, Hellsinky, ChristianVille of the USA, Chuuni Weebs, ABC, Technocratic-european Countries, Larger Green Plants, Randomcountryland, Ayuzhhhhh, Beliras, Kastonvia, New Terra-Nullius, Baloia, Laudesia, Kwaj, Russila, and Q w e r t y.

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