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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 43rdHighest Poor Incomes: 47thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 47th
The Union of Soviet States of
Psychotic Dictatorship
If it ain't broke break it.
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population23.612 billion

CapitalSouth of Heaven

AnimalHouse Giraffe

The Union of Soviet States of Slaytania is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Stalinovich with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 23.612 billion Slaytanians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of South of Heaven. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Slaytanian economy, worth an astonishing 15,385 trillion Strummers 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 Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. 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 a breathtaking 651,609 Strummers, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Slaytanians suffer not the eggplant emoji to live, candlelit dinners are less romantic with a flickering LED, weather forecasts are accurate but nobody has the bandwidth to view them, and deceased politicians' MyFace profiles are unanimously pro-incumbent. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Slaytania's national animal is the House Giraffe, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Stalinism.

Slaytania is ranked 297,210th in the world and 867th in 10000 Islands for Most Avoided, scoring 0.33 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 43rdHighest Poor Incomes: 47thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 47thLargest Black Market: 62ndMost Corrupt Governments: 74thMost Influential: 84thLargest Insurance Industry: 102ndMost Advanced Public Education: 115thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 149thHighest Average Incomes: 151stLargest Publishing Industry: 152ndMost Subsidized Industry: 170thMost Secular: 175thLargest Agricultural Sector: 201stLowest Crime Rates: 258thHighest Economic Output: 293rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 342ndSmartest Citizens: 350thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 444thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 466thMost Efficient Economies: 476thMost Developed: 596thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 604thLongest Average Lifespans: 630thLargest Governments: 663rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 810thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 826thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 859thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,203rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,219thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,278thLargest Retail Industry: 1,298thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,828thHealthiest Citizens: 1,830thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,884thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,239thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,444thTop
Most Patriotic: 3,069thMost Cultured: 3,207thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,206thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,612thMost Authoritarian: 6,361stLargest Mining Sector: 9,221stLargest Populations: 10,045thMost Conservative: 11,573rdHighest Food Quality: 11,578thTop
Most Income Equality: 19,247thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 26,302nd
Largest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionMost Developed: 10th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 10th in the regionMost Influential: 17th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 18th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 18th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 19th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 23rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 24th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 27th in the regionMost Patriotic: 27th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 28th in the regionMost Extreme: 29th in the regionMost Conservative: 31st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 33rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 35th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 37th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 43rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 43rd in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 48th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 51st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 66th in the regionLargest Populations: 86th in the region

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