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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 39thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 48thMost Corrupt Governments: 67th
The Union of Soviet States of
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If it ain't broke break it.
Civil Rights
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Political Freedom

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Population19.939 billion

CapitalSouth of Heaven

AnimalHouse Giraffe

The Union of Soviet States of Slaytania is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Stalinovich with an iron fist, and renowned for its vat-grown people, frequent executions, and national health service. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 19.939 billion Slaytanians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, 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 average income tax rate is 99.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Slaytanian economy, worth an astonishing 12,625 trillion Strummers a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is a breathtaking 633,186 Strummers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma, tourists avoid using the nation's bugged phones and monitored internet, chalkboards are replaced with billboards in the classroom, and earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss. 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 314th in the world and 6th in 10000 Islands for Smartest Citizens, with 327.04 quips per hour.

Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 39thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 48thMost Corrupt Governments: 67thMost Influential: 69thLargest Black Market: 71stHighest Poor Incomes: 72ndLargest Insurance Industry: 113thMost Subsidized Industry: 117thLargest Agricultural Sector: 125thMost Advanced Public Education: 129thMost Secular: 132ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 134thHighest Average Incomes: 139thLargest Publishing Industry: 157thLowest Crime Rates: 253rdMost Efficient Economies: 310thSmartest Citizens: 314thHighest Economic Output: 350thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 443rdMost Developed: 466thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 483rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 511thLongest Average Lifespans: 516thLargest Governments: 521stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 572ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 921stLargest Retail Industry: 926thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,041stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,071stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,076thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,183rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,215thHealthiest Citizens: 1,742ndMost Beautiful Environments: 1,849thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,056thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,448thMost Patriotic: 2,479thMost Stationary: 2,561stMost Cultured: 2,584thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,850thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,997thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,336thLargest Mining Sector: 5,418thRudest Citizens: 6,859thHighest Food Quality: 9,144thMost Conservative: 10,096thLargest Populations: 10,502ndTop
Most Authoritarian: 14,553rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 24,961st
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 9th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 13th in the regionMost Influential: 16th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 21st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 22nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 25th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 26th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 28th in the regionMost Patriotic: 29th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 32nd in the regionMost Stationary: 33rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 39th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 41st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 41st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 43rd in the regionMost Conservative: 44th in the regionMost Cultured: 47th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 58th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 59th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 63rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 75th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 104th in the regionRudest Citizens: 114th in the regionMost Extreme: 139th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 146th in the region

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