by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,326th Largest Agricultural Sector: 4,086th Most Influential: 4,164th
The Räterepublik of
Democratic Socialists
True democracy is the established power of the Counsils
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population3.258 billion

LeaderCouncil of People's Commissars


The Räterepublik of Russ-Ostland is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Council of People's Commissars with an even hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, digital currency, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.258 billion Russ-Ostlandians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Karl-Marx-Stadt. The average income tax rate is 88.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Russ-Ostlandian economy, worth 464 trillion derevyannies a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 142,583 derevyannies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Schools have extensive counseling programs for troubled students, there's never a spare chair in the retirement home, people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy, and the Russ-Ostlandian delegation to the World Assembly is having a hard time convincing people that international law will "pay for itself somehow...". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Russ-Ostland's national animal is the Kulaks, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Russ-Ostland is ranked 161,101st in the world and 8,321st in The North Pacific for Most Devout, with 2.86 Prayers Per Hour.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,326thTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 4,086thMost Influential: 4,164thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,134thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,231stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,894thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,201stMost Secular: 7,618thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,722ndMost Developed: 7,798thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,829thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,844thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 8,576thSmartest Citizens: 9,187thLowest Crime Rates: 9,613thLargest Governments: 9,798thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,012thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,498thNicest Citizens: 10,518thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,533rdLongest Average Lifespans: 11,934thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,663rdMost Cultured: 13,454thHighest Average Incomes: 14,125thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,294thMost Pacifist: 14,339thHealthiest Citizens: 14,371stMost Inclusive: 14,427thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,688thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,010th
Largest Agricultural Sector: 228th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 312th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 317th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 332nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 364th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 379th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 383rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 387th in the regionMost Secular: 390th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 440th in the regionMost Developed: 451st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 479th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 482nd in the regionLargest Governments: 490th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 523rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 543rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 590th in the regionNicest Citizens: 596th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 641st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 643rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 650th in the regionMost Cultured: 671st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 675th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 690th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 730th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 763rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 786th in the regionMost Inclusive: 820th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 841st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 850th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 116 » The Rhein States, El Fiji Grande, Shibutani, Alunya, Kasazzastan, Yaorozu, Territorio di Nessuno, Saturns Edge, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Sundred, Great Bights Mum, Koda-Land, Notyoutopia, Kwaj, New Bremerton, Noahs Second Country, Frances Francis the First of France, Omnistria, Corfad, Sinelona, Ibiscaton, Torakuen, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Napnomadia, Former English Colony, Spartoptia, Trillius, Selfgradatude, Black Templares, Dreadton, North Bratislava, Sunto, PlanetPunk, Q w e r t y, Acrabinnia, Federation Terra Australis, New Pruessen, Dar es Saalam, Sil Dorsett, Steampunk Ariel, Test for a new hope, Rynion, Egalico, Shadowrik, Ethnon, Jasminlandia, 1 very fast endotarter, Wineclaw, Elder Realms, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, and 66 others.Ikea Rike, Maott, Guer Aike, Haor Chall, Xentherida, Loutsland, Pasargad, Constantinolia, Holy Oranz, Wilkshire, Siwale, Aratani, Joodey, Kobagia, Glurponia, Zumlandia, Steraz, Xzavia-Hjar, Bearical, Vincone Cae, Runeda, Daiz, Sockmanland, Valhalla123, Amauri, Orado, Cuyan, The Tampa Bay Rays, Makersaulache, New Octicarg, Duerrlewang, Victoriaans Nederlands, McMasterdonia, General COE, Pallaith, Orven, Guslantis, The Stratosphere Islands, Racoda, Ponantine, Nakayo, Wisconsota, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, Moubarakistan, Altamonte, Nothru Lerple, Angshire, Miruma, Kranostav, Loli County, Yukti, PotatoFarmers, Pazair, The Iron Lions, Seenvorland, Clan Spaniel, Dabarastan, United Kahndaq, Viridiann, Afcon, United Anglo-America, Zyvetskistaahn, Nordic-British Union, Eravonia, and Parmovand.

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