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Most Influential: 2,594thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,662ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,836th
The United Socialist Republics of
Father Knows Best State
Concordia civium murus urbium.
Influence
Superpower
WA Delegate
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Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
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Sietsk

Population9.572 billion

CapitalVedrupol
LeaderMikhail Siekmeshko
FaithOrthodoxy

CurrencySietskian Crown
Animalgrizzly bear

The United Socialist Republics of Sietsk is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Mikhail Siekmeshko with an iron fist, and notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, sprawling nuclear power plants, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 9.572 billion Sietskians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vedrupol. The average income tax rate is 90.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Sietskian economy, worth a remarkable 1,366 trillion Sietskian Crowns 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 a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Book Publishing, 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 142,806 Sietskian Crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It's not mass murder when the government does it, Sietskian tourists are encouraged to hand out spare condoms to locals while on vacation, decreased demand for toilets is saving the prison service a lot of money, and Air Sietsk is rumored to receive more government funding than the Sietskian Air Force. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sietsk's national animal is the grizzly bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Orthodoxy.

Sietsk is ranked 8,048th in the world and 1st in APSIA for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 90.4 Effective Tax Rate.

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Most Influential: 2,594thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,662ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,836thLargest Black Market: 3,403rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,965thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,860thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,507thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,105thLowest Crime Rates: 6,157thHealthiest Citizens: 7,214thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,048thLargest Governments: 8,065thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,097thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,689thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,686thMost Stationary: 9,806thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,025thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,067thMost Cultured: 11,670thHighest Economic Output: 11,979thSmartest Citizens: 12,141stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,270thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,034thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,136thBest Weather: 13,223rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,416thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,104thHighest Average Incomes: 15,297th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 3rd in the regionTop
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Nudest: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Sietsk voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Frieden-und Freudenland".
  • : Sietsk voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Freedom to Seek Medical Care II"".
  • : Sietsk lodged a message on the APSIA Regional Message Board.
  • : Sietsk voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Vippertooth33".
  • : Sietsk voted against the World Assembly Resolution " International Transportation Preclearance Act".
  • : Following new legislation in Sietsk, Air Sietsk is rumored to receive more government funding than the Sietskian Air Force.
  • : Following new legislation in Sietsk, decreased demand for toilets is saving the prison service a lot of money.
  • : Following new legislation in Sietsk, Sietskian tourists are encouraged to hand out spare condoms to locals while on vacation.
  • : Following new legislation in Sietsk, it's not mass murder when the government does it.
  • : Following new legislation in Sietsk, the Counter-Terrorism Unit has been nicknamed "Big Bad Wolf" for its tendency towards urban demolition.

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