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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 211thMost Subsidized Industry: 415thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,015th
The Republic of
Authoritarian Democracy
Twirling Toward Freedom
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Raul35

Population4.572 billion

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Animalkiwi

The Republic of Raul35 is a massive, efficient nation, renowned for its parental licensing program, avowedly heterosexual populace, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 4.572 billion Raul35ians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Administration, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 92.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Raul35ian economy, worth 940 trillion marks 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 black market in Woodchip Exports, Arms Manufacturing, Furniture Restoration, and Uranium Mining. 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 205,621 marks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Military pilots spend more time scraping feathers off their engines than flying their aircraft, parents are relieved they no longer need to help with their kids' algebra homework, the government is a proud sponsor of the National Gaming Association, and Raul35's first free elections in recent memory have been successfully concluded. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Raul35's national animal is the kiwi, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Raul35 is ranked 1,866th in the world and 40th in the South Pacific for Largest Black Market, with 1,527 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 211thMost Subsidized Industry: 415thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,015thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,579thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,805thLargest Black Market: 1,866thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,068thTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,488thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,808thMost Efficient Economies: 5,027thHighest Average Incomes: 6,073rdLargest Mining Sector: 6,267thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,973rdHighest Poor Incomes: 7,014thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7,314thLowest Crime Rates: 8,221stMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,474thMost Secular: 8,920thLargest Governments: 8,930thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 12,092ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,924thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,530thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,860thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,547thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,844thMost Developed: 16,856thLargest Retail Industry: 18,013thHighest Economic Output: 19,278thMost Influential: 23,333rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23,782ndMost Stationary: 23,983rd
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 17th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 38th in the regionLargest Black Market: 40th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 49th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 53rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 73rd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 103rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 152nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 159th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 198th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 203rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 209th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 221st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 246th in the regionLargest Governments: 249th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 252nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 283rd in the regionMost Secular: 293rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 308th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 344th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 371st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 398th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 437th in the regionMost Stationary: 468th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 489th in the regionMost Developed: 498th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 506th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 634th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 636th in the regionLargest Populations: 658th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Raul35, Raul35's first free elections in recent memory have been successfully concluded.
  • : Raul35 was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Authoritarian Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Raul35, the government is a proud sponsor of the National Gaming Association.
  • : Following new legislation in Raul35, parents are relieved they no longer need to help with their kids' algebra homework.
  • : Following new legislation in Raul35, military pilots spend more time scraping feathers off their engines than flying their aircraft.
  • : Following new legislation in Raul35, the government keeps introducing new foreign species to combat the previous ones it has introduced.
  • : Raul35 was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs and the Top 10% for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Raul35, TV shows must meet strict ethnicity quotas.
  • : Following new legislation in Raul35, citizens are encouraged to show displeasure with politicians by poking them with sharp metal sticks.
  • : Following new legislation in Raul35, foreigners with shady pasts are fleeing the country.

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