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Largest Gambling Industry: 763rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,574thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,833rd
The Republic of
Democratic Socialists
We Will Endure
Influence
Nipper
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Raul56

Population3.245 billion

Currencyruble
Animalswan

The Republic of Raul56 is a massive, efficient nation, notable for its avowedly heterosexual populace, state-planned economy, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 3.245 billion Raul56ians 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 Law & Order, Defense, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 41.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Raul56ian economy, worth 486 trillion rubles 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, broadly diversified black market in Gambling, Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Arms Manufacturing. 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 impressive 149,919 rubles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Standing on a chair to reach a top shelf is seen as evidence of narcissistic personality disorder, 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Raul56's radio stations, the government has ordered a moratorium on referenda, and reassembling shredded papers is the highlight of a spy's day. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Raul56's national animal is the swan, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Raul56 is ranked 237,979th in the world and 9,552nd in The North Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -14.64 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 763rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,574thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,833rdTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 2,703rdMost Avoided: 3,578thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,656thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,372ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,314thLargest Black Market: 5,365thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,656thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,353rdNudest: 7,393rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,734thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,354thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,996thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,565thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 14,183rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19,150thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 19,896thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 21,998thMost Primitive: 23,249th
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Largest Gambling Industry: 23rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 59th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 84th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 90th in the regionTop
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Most Avoided: 99th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 129th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 209th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 224th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 236th in the regionLargest Black Market: 250th in the regionNudest: 285th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 330th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 382nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 431st in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 650th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 665th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 707th in the regionFattest Citizens: 754th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 764th in the regionRudest Citizens: 850th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 864th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 955th in the regionMost Primitive: 958th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Raul56, reassembling shredded papers is the highlight of a spy's day.
  • : Following new legislation in Raul56, the government has ordered a moratorium on referenda.
  • : Following new legislation in Raul56, 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Raul56's radio stations.
  • : Raul56 was reclassified from "Authoritarian Democracy" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Raul56, standing on a chair to reach a top shelf is seen as evidence of narcissistic personality disorder.
  • : Following new legislation in Raul56, law schools are hurrying to teach the "prank defense" to their students.
  • : Following new legislation in Raul56, the military claims that their threatening letters are signed with the blood of their enemies.
  • : Following new legislation in Raul56, Leader's former secretary was last sighted on her new yacht.
  • : Following new legislation in Raul56, the government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster.
  • : Following new legislation in Raul56, childish pranks are no laughing matter.

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