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Most Developed: 34thHealthiest Citizens: 34thLongest Average Lifespans: 42nd
The Armed Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Groovus!
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Civil Rights
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Economy
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Political Freedom
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Rousannas

Population36.056 billion

CapitalRousannas City
LeaderLeader

Currencychiasmata
Animalbeagle

The Armed Republic of Rousannas is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, complete lack of prisons, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 36.056 billion Rousannasians 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 medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rousannas City. The average income tax rate is 91.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Rousannasian economy, worth an astonishing 11,650 trillion chiasmatas a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 323,134 chiasmatas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Conspiracy theorists allege Rousannas City's new subway map resembles Satanic symbols, condos feature wall-mounted cages containing endangered animals, tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the Rousannas Blood Tithe, and the comic book series 'Leader and the Villainous Corporate Cronies' is a best-seller. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded 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 214,698th in the world and 7,217th in Lazarus for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -70.75 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Developed: 34thHealthiest Citizens: 34thLongest Average Lifespans: 42ndMost Efficient Economies: 108thBest Weather: 123rdSafest: 164thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 203rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 266thHighest Food Quality: 294thLeast Corrupt Governments: 330thMost Cheerful Citizens: 345thHighest Economic Output: 355thMost Scientifically Advanced: 370thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 398thMost Patriotic: 538thLowest Crime Rates: 692ndMost Cultured: 782ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 793rdHighest Poor Incomes: 852ndLargest Populations: 1,102ndLargest Publishing Industry: 1,135thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,160thMost Stationary: 1,208thSmartest Citizens: 1,217thMost Inclusive: 1,630thHighest Average Incomes: 1,701stLargest Governments: 1,922ndTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,215thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,516thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,851stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,377thMost Devout: 4,542ndMost Advanced Public Education: 5,390thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,415thRudest Citizens: 6,507thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,555thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,389thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9,161stTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 11,251stMost Influential: 11,855thMost Valuable International Artwork: 15,226thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,880th
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Most Developed: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 6th in the regionSafest: 7th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 10th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 13th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 14th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Patriotic: 23rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 26th in the regionMost Stationary: 27th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 28th in the regionMost Cultured: 32nd in the regionLargest Populations: 33rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 39th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 44th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 49th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 50th in the regionMost Inclusive: 53rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 72nd in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 84th in the regionLargest Governments: 86th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 136th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 149th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 157th in the regionMost Devout: 228th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 255th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 275th in the regionMost Influential: 282nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 290th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 396th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 451st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 514th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 657th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 716th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Rousannas, the comic book series 'Leader and the Villainous Corporate Cronies' is a best-seller.
  • : Following new legislation in Rousannas, tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the Rousannas Blood Tithe.
  • : Following new legislation in Rousannas, condos feature wall-mounted cages containing endangered animals.
  • : Following new legislation in Rousannas, conspiracy theorists allege Rousannas City's new subway map resembles Satanic symbols.
  • : Following new legislation in Rousannas, the installation of street lights across remote goat tracks has left citizens bemused.
  • : Following new legislation in Rousannas, meat-eating is frowned upon.
  • : Following new legislation in Rousannas, parking lots are littered with coffee cups and doughnut crumbs.
  • : Following new legislation in Rousannas, autocrats are persona non grata.
  • : Following new legislation in Rousannas, the hardest thing for a mining operation to dig through is government red tape.
  • : Following new legislation in Rousannas, the government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure.

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