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Healthiest Citizens: 31st Best Weather: 107th Largest Agricultural Sector: 139th
The Armed Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Groovus!
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Rousannas

Population32.174 billion

CapitalRousannas City
LeaderLeader

Currencychiasmata
Animalbeagle

The Armed Republic of Rousannas is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, compulsory military service, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 32.174 billion Rousannasians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rousannas City. The average income tax rate is 78.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Rousannasian economy, worth a remarkable 9,800 trillion chiasmatas a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 304,617 chiasmatas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government considers it a sacred duty to video bikini-clad beach swimmers, voting is voluntary, a faint smell of body odour can be detected at several miles' distance from the National Science Park, and the nation's laws on image rights are amongst the strictest in the world. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rousannas's national animal is the beagle, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Rousannas is ranked 22,933rd in the world and 746th in Lazarus for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero Valid Endorsements.

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Healthiest Citizens: 31stBest Weather: 107thLargest Agricultural Sector: 139thSafest: 162ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 178thLongest Average Lifespans: 180thLeast Corrupt Governments: 240thHighest Economic Output: 362ndHighest Poor Incomes: 399thMost Cheerful Citizens: 407thMost Scientifically Advanced: 508thMost Developed: 776thLargest Information Technology Sector: 889thLowest Crime Rates: 977thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,085thMost Cultured: 1,126thLargest Populations: 1,165thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,327thMost Stationary: 1,366thHighest Average Incomes: 1,536thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,648thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 1,849thMost Efficient Economies: 2,024thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,455thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,491stLargest Governments: 2,723rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,036thMost Inclusive: 3,314thMost Devout: 3,461stMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,802ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,078thRudest Citizens: 4,907thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,224thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,111thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 9,305thMost Influential: 9,453rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,826thHighest Drug Use: 13,888thMost Income Equality: 14,378thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,453rd
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Healthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionSafest: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 8th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 9th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 12th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 12th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 12th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 12th in the regionMost Developed: 20th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 25th in the regionMost Stationary: 32nd in the regionLargest Populations: 35th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 40th in the regionMost Cultured: 41st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 50th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 56th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 60th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 63rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 67th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 116th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 126th in the regionLargest Governments: 143rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 144th in the regionMost Inclusive: 152nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 164th in the regionMost Devout: 199th in the regionRudest Citizens: 226th in the regionMost Influential: 255th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 256th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 271st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 272nd in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 399th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 473rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 508th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 641st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 666th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Rousannas, the nation's laws on image rights are amongst the strictest in the world.
  • : Following new legislation in Rousannas, a faint smell of body odour can be detected at several miles' distance from the National Science Park.
  • : Following new legislation in Rousannas, voting is voluntary.
  • : Following new legislation in Rousannas, the government considers it a sacred duty to video bikini-clad beach swimmers.
  • : Following new legislation in Rousannas, lending money has become a major liability.
  • : Following new legislation in Rousannas, most households' childcare costs are higher than their mortgage payments.
  • : Following new legislation in Rousannas, homophobia is off the menu.
  • : Following new legislation in Rousannas, beating enemies to death with a baseball bat is legal if done within nine innings.
  • : Following new legislation in Rousannas, the new national campaign exhorts men to "Show Some Class - Don't Sit On Your Ass".
  • : Following new legislation in Rousannas, literature classes frequently go on field trips to rock concerts.

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